Letter from John Stannage, radio operator on the Southern Cross aircraft. Mentions interest in the upcoming Tasman flight; writes about difficulties with reception on the Southern Cross aircraft; equipment of aircraft; talks about qso on beach; keeping in contact with Birch for weather updates, visibility and last minute word with Kingsford Smith's brother; and managing unnecessary messages during the flight.
Signature/Marks and Type
"John S. W. Stannage" -on second leaf. Hand-written
2 leaves ; 26 x 20.5 cm
John Stanley Warburton Stannage. 20 Dec 1932. [To Leslie Birch regarding radio contact for forthcoming Southern Cross TransTasman flight], 04/001/065. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).