Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return to the next airshow in March 2016, organisers have said. The high-speed racing thrilled crowds of around 50,000 people on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as an invitational US team challenged three Kiwi pilots around … Czytaj dalej

Warbirds Over Wanaka: Jurgis vs Murphy

Wanaka: World aerobatic champion Jurgis Kairys has decided to give four-time Bathurst V8 Supercar winner, Greg Murphy, a chance in a head-to-head clash at Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Murph will be behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Supercar when he takes on Jurgis flying a Sukhoi 29 aircraft, in a dash along the … Czytaj dalej

Warbirds Over Wanaka: Anyone got a Bridge?

Wanaka: Sixty-one years old and “still powerful”, one of the world’s most innovative aerobatic pilots has just confirmed he will be performing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Travelling to New Zealand from his home in Lithuania, Jurgis Kairys plans to perform some of the difficult manoeuvres that have helped retain his long-held position … Czytaj dalej

Warbirds Over Wanaka: DC-3

Representing some truly unique Kiwi history, is a DC-3 that is the only surviving RNZAF World War II veteran aircraft still operating today in a front-line service. ZK-AWP was built in 1945 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The Oklahoma City factory was constructed to cope with wartime production in 1941, immediately post Pearl Harbour. With a wing … Czytaj dalej