New Zealand Flying School

Walsh Brothers Flying School

Established in October 1915 by the Walsh Brothers, Leo and Vivian, at Kohimarima, Auckland. Its purpose was to train pilots for the Royal Flying Corps. The school flew a fleet of home-built and imported flying boats from Mission Bay on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Over 100 pilots trained at the school, most of them going on to serve in the First World War. The flying school was sold to the New Zealand government in 1924 after struggling to survive after the end of the war. See furthur information in `The History of New Zealand Aviation' by Ross Ewing and Ross Macpherson, Heinemann, 1986, page 61.

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Date: Date unknown From: Bridle, Marcus, 1970-: Photographs of New Zealand aircraft and related subjects Ref: 1/4-125775-F Description: Shows flying boat built by Walsh Brothers. Title transcribed from item enclosure. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Black and wh...
Group of people at St Heliers, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123923-F Description: Group of men and woman and one boy out for the day at St Heliers, Auckland. Most of the men are in military uniform. They are seated in a paddock with a ho...
Group of people at St Heliers, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123925-F Description: Group of men and woman and one boy out for the day at St Heliers, Auckland. Most of the men are in military uniform. They are seated in a paddock with tree...
Group of people at St Heliers, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123924-F Description: Group of men and woman and one boy out for the day at St Heliers, Auckland. Most of the men are in military uniform. They are seated in a paddock with a ho...
By: Maddock Easther, Shirley Frances Whitley, 1928-2001 Ref: PAColl-1211 Description: Quantity: 1 photocopy/ies.
Aircraft high above Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123905-F Description: Air craft flying high above Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Desc...
Les Allen jumping from D to E hut, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123910-F Description: Les Allen jumping across the gap between sleeping huts D and E, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1...
Bob Going starting Walsh flying boat "C"
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123933-F Description: Bob Going with his hands on the propellar, about to start up Walsh flying boat "C" at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken b...
B&W Boeing seaplane "F" parked in shallow water
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123888-F Description: Seaplane "F" of the New Zealand Flying School parked in shallow water at the edge of the beach at Kohimarima, Auckland. George bolt is in the back cockpit, ...
Student pilots, instructors, and Walsh flying boat "B"
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123899-F Description: New Zealand Flying School instructor Marmaduke Matthews (extreme right), and a group of student pilots bringing the Walsh flying boat "B" out of the hangar....
View of sleeping hut D, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123911-F Description: View of sleeping hut D at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. A shield to the left o...
Aircraft above Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123890-F Description: Aircraft of the New Zealand Flying School high above Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. Quantity: 1 b&w original ne...
B&W Boeing seaplane "F" in flight
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123887-F Description: B&W Boeing seaplane "F" of the New Zealand Flying School seen in flight above Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. Qu...
B&W Boeing seaplane "F" ready for inspection
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123895-F Description: B&W Boeing seaplane "F" ready for inspection at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. The aircraft is on railway tracks, and in the backgroun...
Student pilots overhauling Walsh flying boat "C"
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123908-F Description: Student pilots of the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland, overhauling Walsh flying boat "C" which is parked on railway track just outside the ha...
View of the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123907-F Description: View of the New Zealand flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland, photographed from a launch. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. Quantity: 1 b...
Instructor and students grouped in front of a Walsh flying boat
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123889-F Description: Instuctor and students of the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland, grouped in front of a Walsh flying boat. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen be...
View of a Hall Scott aircraft engine, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123927-F Description: View of an American built Hall-Scott aircraft engine in one of the planes at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton B...
Portrait of unidentified pilot at the New Zealand Flying School in Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123938-F Description: Portrait of an unidentified pilot at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Behind him can be seen B&W Boeing seaplane "F." He is wearing fly...
Anton Berntsen in the cockpit, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland
Date: 1917-1918 From: Berntsen, Anton, 1898-1973: Negatives relating the Walsh Brothers' Flying School and farm life at Waipatiki, near Dannevirke Ref: 1/4-123935-F Description: Anton Berntsen in the cockpit of Walsh flying boat "B" at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 191...