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Warbirds Over Wanaka – RNZAF Band Returning

Monday, 17 January 2022, 9:53 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Royal New Zealand Air Force band is returning to New Zealand’s premier Airshow after an absence of more than twenty years. Since Covid, the number of official engagements for the band has been significantly cut back and Musical Director, Flight Lieutenant ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Volunteer Extraordinaire - 11.1.21

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 9:49 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

“You must have been doing this forever.” When Sharon Kirk heard this above the background roar of aircraft, she knew she had found the perfect volunteer role, contributing to the success of Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow. She also had a good ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Steadfast WWII Fighter Aircraft - 21.12.21

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 10:09 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

A relatively new fighter aircraft on the New Zealand Warbird scene will make its Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow debut at Easter 2022 (April 15th, 16th and 17th). The Yakovlev-3, known as ‘Steadfast’ was bought in 2019 by Blenheim-based ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Birds Of A Feather Flock To Wanaka - 9.12.21

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:59 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

An Electric aircraft, a drone logistics company and a solar space initiative are the latest exhibitors to be confirmed for a new “Future of Aviation” exhibition at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. The first exhibitor ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Field Gun Barrage

Friday, 12 November 2021, 11:34 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Warbirds Over Wanaka Warhorse re-enactor group has been keeping it’s ‘powder dry’ since the disappointment of the cancellation of the 2020 Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. The re-enactors are now all fired up to attend next Easter’s Airshow with ... More >>

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA – Warbirds Over Wanaka’s Chance To Embrace New Zealand’s Deep Ties With RAAF

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:57 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

A major coup for New Zealand’s premier Airshow. The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed it will be displaying its new F-35A Lightning II fighter jet in New Zealand for the first time at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International ... More >>

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA – The Future Of Aviation 2022.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 9:39 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

An all-electric, self-flying air taxi will be one of the major attractions of a new ‘The Future of Aviation’ exhibition at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. In 2017 Wisk became the first company in the United States ... More >>

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA – Jet Racing confirmed for 2022

Monday, 13 September 2021, 9:40 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The world’s fastest motor sport has been confirmed to take centre stage at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Jet Racing, featured for the first time in 2014, with high-performance jet aircraft racing around a tight aerial ... More >>

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA - Warbird Experience

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:19 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Dunedin woman Marryllyn Donaldson is preparing herself for a wave of emotions when she travels to Wanaka later this month for a flight in the only Avro Anson Mk 1 aircraft still flying in the world. Marryllyn’s father, Arthur “Bill” Bennett, flew ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka - Barnstorming Rides Day - 2.7.20

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:06 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Two warbird aircraft owners are determined to do their bit to ensure the southern hemisphere's largest warbird Airshow returns to Wanaka in two years’ time. Nelson-based Bill Reid and Graeme Frew from Blenheim are bringing their aircraft to Wanaka in ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka - Harvard 1044 To Be Restored

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:48 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Work has begun in Wanaka on restoration of an ex-Royal New Zealand Air Force Harvard aircraft which hasn’t flown in more than 60 years. Harvard 1044 is now in the ownership of Masterton-based Warbirds pilot Bevan Dewes and he’s brought the aircraft to ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Musical Entertainment

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 3:59 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The biggest line-up of musical entertainment ever has been confirmed for this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Returning after an absence of 20 years is the Royal New Zealand Air Force Show band. They will be joined for the first time ... More >>

Polikarpov Arrives In Wanaka

Friday, 6 March 2020, 1:15 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

One of the stars of this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has arrived in New Zealand after a long journey from Germany. The Polikarpov I-16 is a WWII Russian fighter and was last in Wanaka at the 2008 Airshow. It was one of ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Improved Visitor Experience

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:00 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka is working with its grandstand suppliers to provide an improved visitor experience in its Gold Pass stand at this Easter’s International Airshow. New Zealand’s largest providers of grandstand structures, Acrow, will be installing ... More >>

USAF C-130J Super Hercules for Wanaka

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:47 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

New Zealanders will have their first chance to check out the RNZAF’s new transport aircraft when the United States Air Force brings a C-130J-30 Super Hercules to this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. The aircraft coming to Wanaka ... More >>

Largest mass firing of field guns in Southern Hemisphere?

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:15 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Warbirds Over Wanaka Warhorse Re-enactor group is paying tribute to the role of field guns in WWII with a ‘barrage’ from at least seven 25-pounders and other armaments planned for the Easter 2020 Airshow. This is thought to be the largest ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka – Polikarpov for Easter

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:51 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Two years on from the disappointment of being a late withdrawal from the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, organisers have confirmed a Polikarpov I-16 aircraft will make an emotional return to Wanaka next Easter. More >>

Warbirds over Wanaka - RAAF F/A-18 Hornet 4 Ship Display

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:11 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Ten years after they debuted at Warbirds Over Wanaka, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets are returning for Easter 2020. More >>

Staggerwing Restorations at Wanaka

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10:00 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

In a vibrant hangar at Wanaka Airport, a number of very significant aircraft restoration projects are underway. More >>

Dragonfly for Airshow

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:38 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

One of only two De Havilland Dragonfly aircraft still flying in the world will make a triumphant return to the skies at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter. The DH-90 Dragonfly ZK-AYR “Endeavour” is operated by the Croydon ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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