Bill Black (pilot) is confirmed dead at the age of 76.
Bill was best known as a New Zealand pilot and deer hunter.
Bill Black

Born
William Arthur Black

1943/1944
Died (aged 76)
Invercargill, New Zealand
OccupationPilot
William Arthur Black MBE (1943/1944 – 1 July 2020) was a New Zealand fixed-wing and helicopter pilot. In the 1960s, he was one of the pioneers of the live deer capture from helicopters in Fiordland, and was involved in over 500 search and rescue operations. In the 1977 Queen's Birthday and Silver Jubilee Honours, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to search and rescue operations, and in 2014 he was awarded the Jean Batten Memorial Trophy by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots for his contributions to New Zealand aviation.
Black died in Invercargill on 1 July 2020, aged 76 years.
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