22 Sep 2023

Vintage aircraft of WWI still flying high

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 22 September 2023
Vintage Aviators, Gavin Conroy

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Gavin Conroy is the general manager of the Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka, near Blenheim.

He's also a leading aviation photographer and pilot, clocking up 700 photographic flights over his career, photographing aircraft from around the world, with more than 220 magazine cover shots to his name.

He's already published two photography books, Fighters & Bombers, and Precious Metal about aircraft used during World War II, but his latest book is Vintage Aviators: Aircraft of the Great War.

He's captured 26 replicas, reproductions and original World War One aircraft, all part of the Vintage Aviator collection - owned by Sir Peter Jackson.

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