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22 April 2015
A visit to the Air New Zealand exhibition at Te Papa has brought back happy memories of the early days of flying in New Zealand for a 93-year old Linden resident.
Sybil Billington started work with the National Airways Corporation (NAC) in 1953 aged 29, after nursing in England.
She initially worked as a ground hostess at Wellington Airport, meeting passengers on and off the plane. She also worked as a booking officer in NAC's Wellington travel office.
Sybil says the Air New Zealand exhibition is wonderful; and also sentimental.
"Those were my happy years," she says of her 32-year career with NAC/TEAL/Air New Zealand International.
"There was a certain group of people there then and they were just lovely," she says.
Note to editors: Ms Billington is not available for interview.
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