Airfield Scenes

Auckland International Airport

Situated in South West Auckland at Mangere, this airport has a long history. Used since the 1920's, it was the former home of the Auckland AeroClub, and the early airfield was also the scene of many historic occurences. These included the arrival of New Zealand Aviatrix, Jean Batten, on her solo flight from Britain on October 16th, 1936 The international airport was opened in 1965 (prior to this airline services used RNZAF Base Whenuapai), and is currently undergoing refurbishment and expansion.

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