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The Gisborne Photo News



Gisborne AIRWOMENS' Association

Auckland's North Shore was the venue for the New Zealand Airwomens' Rally recently and 7 women and 2 instructors took to the air from Gisborne to compete in the various competitions held over 3 days. Approximately 80 registered for the rally where forced landings, turning, stalling, fly-offs and written competitions were the order of the day.


Student Pilot Philippa Howe was 1st equal in the Briar Smith Victory Trophy, a competition involving taking off, stalling, landing and airmanship. Pip received a 3rd in the Navigation Trophy.


(Back L to R): Pauline Leech (Private Pilot), Barbara Laird (Student Pilot), Robyn Stuart (Private Pilot with 7 years experience - 2nd in Navigation Trophy, 2nd in Non- instrument Circuit) & Philippa Howe