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Warbirds Over Wanaka: Catalina Flying Boat

Wanaka: Four years, $350,000 and 10,000 volunteer hours later, New Zealand’s only airworthy Catalina Flying Boat has taken to the skies again in preparation for display at this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Catalina chief pilot, Brett Emeny says it was a big moment for the team which has worked tirelessly on what turned […]

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Airshows

Warbirds Over Wanaka: Flaming Finale

Wanaka: Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers are planning a stunning finale to this Easter’s airshow at Wanaka Airport. The pyrotechnic team is planning the biggest ‘wall of fire’ display ever seen in New Zealand. The resulting fiery explosion will be around 400 metres long and reach 100 metres into the air. The head of the 7-person […]

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Warbirds Over Wanaka: Hispano Buchon Me-109 Voyage

Wanaka: A special aircraft has begun a 19,000 kilometre, 47-day voyage bound for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow at Easter. The Hispano Buchon Me-109 has been dismantled and put into a container and is being shipped to New Zealand by Hamburg Sud as part of their sponsorship of the airshow. The ship left the […]

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Warbirds Over Wanaka: USAF C-17 Globemaster III

The United States Air Force has confirmed it will be part of the flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow for the first time in the 28 year history of the event. The Pacific Air Forces C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team is hosted by the 15th Wing of the USAF at Joint Base Pearl […]

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Warbirds Over Wanaka – Pilatus Partnership

Wanaka: A major new Partner has been announced for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow at Easter 2016. The Swiss-based Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Company has joined Warbirds Over Wanaka as a Principal Partner. The company is investing in a new enclosure and offering at this year’s show that will be known as the Pilatus Titanium […]

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Wanaka: Guns Armed

Wanaka: Visitors to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter will be treated to a display which has never been performed at any other airshow in the world. Auckland-based pilot Liz Needham will be at the controls of a P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft as she strafes the airfield with six x .50 calibre machine guns. […]