WARBIRDS over WANAKA 2018 - Wanaka / New Zealand

Update: 2020/05/16  by Rob Hynes / CHK6

While the Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island is internationally renown for its beauty and outdoors lifestyle, it is also home to one of the largest events to be held in the region, the famous Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.  The 2018 Easter weekend saw Wanaka’s small rural airport came alive to a constant stream of aerial activity from  the over 80 aircraft that attended. Established by local aviation and business entrepreneur Sir Tim Wallis, this years show was particularly significant as it highlighted the events 30th anniversary. Those who attended were treated to a wonderful range of flying and static displays that included everything from warbirds of yesteryear right up to state of the art military fast jets.  The opening of the show was heralded by a fly past of an Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH-90 helicopter with Sir Tim on board, in the door waving at the audience as the helicopter made its way along the crowd line, a great sight for all to behold.

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