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Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow Success

Monday, 22 July 2024, 2:30 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The airshow was forced to cancel in 2020 and 2022 because of Covid but roared back into life at Easter this year with the first airshow in six years generating more than $40million dollars for the regional economy. More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka Chairman Retires

Monday, 20 May 2024, 1:56 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The 2024 airshow saw the Saturday and Sunday both sold out and a record crowd for the practice day on the Friday. There were also an estimated 8,000 people attend the free community airshow at the lakefront on Good Friday. More >>

Final Airshow Tickets On Sale

Monday, 25 March 2024, 10:28 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Despite Warbirds Over Wanaka selling out both main days there is one last opportunity for airshow fans to see what is being regarded as one of the best line-ups of aircraft in the event’s 36-year history including a rare WWII Mosquito fighter-bomber and ... More >>

The Ex-RNZAF WWII Mosquito NZ2308 Lifted Off From Ardmore Airport For Its First Flight In Nearly 70 Years

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 6:05 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

A culmination of an epic 15-year restoration started by the late Glyn Powell and finished by Warren Denholm and his team at Avspecs. More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka Ticket Demand

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:45 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers are facing the very real possibility of not having gate sales on the Saturday of the international airshow for the first time in the event’s 36-year history. There has been huge interest in the first Wanaka airshow ... More >>

Mosquito Confirmed For Warbirds Over Wanaka

Monday, 19 February 2024, 9:19 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

In a major coup, Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has secured one of the world’s most iconic WWII fighter-bomber aircraft for its Easter 2024 airshow. The ex-RNZAF de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NZ2308 is weeks away from the end of a fifteen-year ... More >>

Fast Jets Confirmed For Wanaka

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 8:59 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Yanks are coming and they’re bringing some impressive firepower. Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has confirmed the United States Air Force is supporting the event this Easter with both the F-16 fighter jet and C-17 demonstration teams ... More >>

Wanaka Airshow Inspires Careers

Thursday, 4 January 2024, 4:38 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The importance of events like Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow in inspiring the next generation into aviation and aerospace careers has been highlighted by Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck and All Black great Richie McCaw. As a youngster growing up in ... More >>

International Pilot Featuring At Warbirds Over Wanaka

Friday, 22 December 2023, 6:13 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

One of the star international pilots signed up for next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow still gets goosebumps when he sees an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter-bomber in a museum. The Lockheed F-117 was the first stealth fighter aircraft to be deployed ... More >>

American Eagles Coming To Warbirds Over Wanaka

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 5:51 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

American Eagles Group. The International debut of the ‘American Eagles’ jet aerobatic display team has been confirmed for next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. The team is made up of four top US aerobatic pilots, including ex-USAF ‘Thunderbird’ ... More >>

Airshow Founder Sir Tim Passes

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 8:22 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Warbirds Over Wanaka community has come together to mark the passing of airshow founder, patron and number one fan – Sir Tim Wallis. Sir Tim was the driving force behind the event for 20 years after the first airshow “Warbirds On Parade” was ... More >>

‘Lithuanian Maniac’ And ‘Krazzy Ivan’ To Perform At Wanaka Airshow

Friday, 29 September 2023, 10:00 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The world’s most prolific high-performance aerobatic display pilot will be joined by one of New Zealand’s best as they deliver jaw-dropping aerial displays at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Organisers have today confirmed ... More >>

Red Stars Planning Another World-first For Wanaka Airshow

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 11:27 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The New Zealand Red Stars Yak-52 aerobatic team is planning a world-first display at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow to honour one of its founders. Brett Emeny had been involved with the team since its early days more than ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka Cancellation – 24.1.22

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:14 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

One of New Zealand’s major events has been forced to cancel for the second time in two years. Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, which was first held in 1988, traditionally attracts some 55,000 people over three days and injects more ... More >>

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 >>





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