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Top Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman. (P)


Top Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman. (P)

Landing and taking off from the hillsides, rather than established airfields, this was extremely dangerous work which involved the pilot following the terrain and contours of the land that was being dressed in order to ensure an even distribution of the chemical. Australian-born Jim McMahon, served during World War II on B.25 Mitchell bombers before pioneering crop dusting and topdressing in New Zealand with ex-military De Havilland Tiger Moths which he converted himself for the purpose. He went on to form a company called Crop Culture, which specialised in aerial spraying equipment, both in New Zealand and in the UK, before becoming a partner in the newly-formed Britten-Norman aircraft company which produced the Islander and Trislander utility transport aircraft in England.
Item Code : B0032PTop Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman. (P) - This Edition
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Other editions of this item : Top Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman.B0032
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