Ian Thatcher reports about the website on Cliff Tait’s adventure ‘Flight of the Kiwi’. “…… Kiwis are a bird that can’t flyÂ – – – but in 1969 Cliff Tait showed the world that one Kiwi could fly. Setting out as a one-man mission to publicize New Zealand to the world, Cliff and his New Zealand made plane ended up making history. No one had ever attempted to fly solo around the world in such a tiny one-engine plane before.
Cliffs book “Flight of the Kiwi” recounts every detail of the flight that captured the attention of the whole world. On the human side, it tells of the warm generosity of those that helped Cliff, especially the world-wide brotherhood of radio “hams” operators and of the maddening obstruction of others – – – particularly the Russian officials who denied Cliff permission to land forcing him to break his flight. Above all, this is a stirring story of one mans bravery facing immense odds and winning. Visit Cliffs website here and read his history making book…..”.