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Yealands Classic Fighters Postponed

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 2:10 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: Due to the uncertainties around Covid-19 at this time, the decision has been reached to postpone the Omaka Easter air show. Yealands Classic Fighters will now take place over the first weekend of September, from the 3rd to 5th, coinciding ... More >>

Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow Preparations Continue Full-Throttle, Creative Team Channel Hollywood Escapism

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:58 pm | Classic Fighters

The Government’s announcement on Saturday evening that New Zealand would be dropping Covid alert levels was unwelcome, but organisers are committed to the show going on. Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow is Marlborough’s largest multi-day event ... More >>

Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow Reaches For The Sky In Testing Covid Environment

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 3:50 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: Two months out from Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Marlborough’s largest multi-day event, organisers reflect on the up-and-coming 20th Anniversary and a year like no other. The first Classic Fighters Airshow was held over Easter ... More >>

Yealands Classic Fighters 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:31 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: Yealands Classic Fighters was proud to be the first event in the Southern Hemisphere to host a dedicated WW-I battle sequence involving multiple aeroplanes, military vehicles and sets, back in 2001. We have taken pride in growing this aspect ... More >>

Polikarpov PO-2 to fly at Yealands Classic Fighters 2019

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:24 pm | Classic Fighters

Russian rarity confirmed to make its public debut at Omaka Aerodrome More >>

Update: F/a-18a/B Classic Hornet Bound for Classic Fighters

Friday, 23 November 2018, 12:45 pm | Classic Fighters

The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet is a multi-role fighter, single seat aircraft and has a maximum speed of 2,200 km/h (Mach 1.8), as opposed to the 1,960km/h (Mach 1.6) of the FA-18 Super Hornet. More >>

RAAF to debut new aircraft at Yealands Classic Fighters 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:21 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: We are excited to announce that the Royal Australian Air Force have confirmed their participation in the Yealands Classic Fighters Air Show 2017. They will be presenting their new C-27J Spartan battlefield air lifter which is equipped ... More >>

New Team, New Routines and the Beechcraft T-6 Texan

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:33 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: We are excited to announce that the recently formed Royal New Zealand Air Force 'Black Falcons' formation aerobatics team will be flying at this year's Easter airshow, Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka. Featuring new routines and new equipment ... More >>

‘Golden Age’ Air Race an International Affair

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 12:01 pm | Classic Fighters

Art-deco styled aircraft from around the world take to New Zealand skies this Easter More >>

Classic Fighters Omaka Becomes Yealands Classic Fighters

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:49 am | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: Two Marlborough icons have combined with the announcement that Peter Yealands Wines are the new naming rights sponsors for the 2017 Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow. In an agreement which will see the two working closely together for the ... More >>

Classic Fighters Marlborough 2005

Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 5:34 pm | Classic Fighters

A highlight of Classic Fighters Marlborough 2005 will be the re-enactment of the race between T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) on a Brough Superior motorcycle, and a Bristol F2B Fighter plane. More >>

Movie Star Will Make Comeback at Classic Fighters

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 7:58 am | Classic Fighters

The star of a classic movie will perform at this month’s Classic Fighters Marlborough airshow, in its first performance in years. More >>

French flavour to popular airshow

Monday, 7 February 2005, 10:51 am | Classic Fighters

While the rest of New Zealand hunts for eggs under the bushes, Marlborough will be celebrating Easter around the Eiffel Tower and the Arc d’ Triomphe More >>