First flight successful

A float plane of the original Fiji Airways, piloted by Captain Gordon Fenton, brought the first airmail from Suva to Levuka on July 16, 1930. Picture: FILE

ON March 20, 1933, The Fiji Times described the first flight of the original Fiji Airways seaplane to Lautoka as successful. It was captained by Gordon Fenton who guided the plane smoothly towards Fiji’s second biggest city. But not before he was met with a heavy rainstorm while flying towards the bay of Viti Levu. […]

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