Whilst in Blenheim we visited the Omaka Heritage Aircraft Museum, displaying Peter Jackson’s collection of vintage planes and associated flying paraphernalia. Very interesting – flying was certainly ‘seat of the pants’ stuff in those days. Good exhibit depicting the Red Barron’s red triplane that crash landed during WW1 in a field close to the Australian Imperial Force. He died of a single bullet that struck him in the air and probably killed him before he hit the ground. Amid a lot of controversy it appears most likely the bullet was fired from the ground by a gunner with the Australian Machine Gun Company rather than from actual air combat. The Australians were first on the scene to assist. The aircraft landed fairly intact but it was soon taken apart by souvenir hunters….hmmm! Anyway it all makes interesting reading – lots of information that was new to me.