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New Zealand Pilot Wins Airmanship Award

By James T. McKenna | December 27, 2007

A helicopter pilot from South Island has become the first New Zealander to receive an international award for outstanding airmanship that helped to save lives, according to TVNZ. Richard Hayes received the World Air Sports Federation's Outstanding Airman Award for flying for hours in winds of up to 40 kt to combat wild fires in November 2005.

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