On 30 March 1937, Captain Edwin C Musick piloted the Pan American Airways flying boat Pan American Clipper into Auckland, surveying a new route for the airline.
Weekly News (Auckland), 7 Apr 1937, pp 46-48
AUCKLAND’S HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: THE HUGE AMERICAN FLYING-BOAT MAKES A PERFECT LANDING ON THE WAITEMATA HARBOUR
The Clipper left Pago Pago on Tuesday at 5:03 a.m. (New Zealand time) and as radio messages were sent at frequent intervals from the machine to Auckland, the time of her arrival was known to within a few minutes.
After circling once over the city, the Clipper made a perfect landing at 4:55 p.m., having flown the 1850 miles in 11 hours, 52 minutes.
Weekly News text and photos: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries