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Cecil Hill neighbourhood commemorates first flight

Cecil Hill was the first neighbourhood released at Wigram Skies.  Consisting of 62 sections, Cecil Hill was named after the man who made the very first flight at Wigram, on May 7, 1917. 

Cecil Hill was the chief instructor at what was then the Canterbury Flying School, training airmen for World War One and the Royal Flying Corps. The historic flight was made in a Caudron bi-plane.

Sadly, Cecil Hill was killed just two years later when his plane crashed while he was performing aerobatics over Riccarton racecourse.

Courtesy of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand

 

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