Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, 1998
Cover: Photograph (Reproduced with permission of White Aviation, Auckland).
De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide ZK-AEW of Cook Strait Airways Ltd over Nelson Haven in early 1937 with the Boulder Bank on the left and the Atawhai area in the background. Drumduan, above The Glen, is prominent in the far distance.
ZK-AEW, named Mars, the fourth of five Rapides owned by CSA, was assembled at Nelson's first aerodrome at Stoke and test flown on 18 February 1937 by me company's Chief Pilot, George Bolt, and he is at the controls in this photograph.
Caption supplied by Graeme McConnell.