WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA

15TH, 16TH & 17TH APRIL, 2022

Join us for four days of high-octane aviation excitement at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow over Easter weekend 2022 at Wanaka Airport, New Zealand.

One of the world’s premier Warbirds Airshows this will be the 17th airshow since 1988.

For three days over Easter, Lake Wanaka becomes centre-stage for an extravaganza of aerial action that will delight aviation buffs, families and those wanting a superb day’s entertainment. The Airshow is now a biennial centre piece of Central Otago’s tourist attractions.

Next airshow: 15, 16, 17th April 2022

Website for all information and tickets: www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

A major development is the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has confirming 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 Airshow.

North American P-51-D Mustang

Fighter

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Packard Merlin V-1650, 1450 Hp, V12 Supercharged Piston Engine
Top Speed: 803 Km/h, 500 MPH, 434 Knots

 

BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.88

Jet Trainer/Light Attack

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet, 3,140 lbf
Top Speed:

 

Model T Ford

WW1 Ambulance

Country of Origin: United States of America

 

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE FANTASTIC VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM - to help us run and host visitors through our WW1 and WW2 hangars at NZ Warbirds at Ardmore 👍 NO aviation experience required just a love of Warbird aircraft and meeting great people 👍✈ - we do all your training. We need people who are excited to help one or two days a month - we're normally open Sat, Sun & Wed 10:30am - 3:00pm. We ask for volunteers to volunteer one day a month, rostered in advance. You must be over 16 years old. Duties can include, with two other volunteers: * Setting up and opening our hangars * Welcoming visitors and taking admittance fees * Showing people around and showcase our hangars WW1 & WW2 fabulous collection * Sometimes helping in our merch shop * Meet and talk with like minded people * Close up at the end of the day. * Help out at our shows and events * If you'd like to help us as a ground crew member helping with our beautiful aircraft, we will freely provide additional training We provide free first aid and fire & evacuation training. Join us as a volunteer member, you can enter our hangars free of charge, meet on a Sunday evening in our club bar, 10% of all merch. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - ITS GREAT FUN and WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU 👍 Please contact Trish - manager@nzwarbirds.org.nz
Something new has arrived in our WW1 Hangar. The Canberra team have been hard at work on WT436s fuselage with final touch ups being applied including the silver fern to the roundels. Today she was relocated to a temporary new home in the WW1 hangar until a more permanent location is organised in the main hangar. Watch this space. #canberra #restoration #nzwarbirds #warbird #avgeek #roundel #silverfern #rnzaf #onlyatardmore
P40E ZK-MOM 1st test flight - a real stunner👍 #P40 #Kittyhawk #p40kittyhawk #Allison #curtis #pioneeraero #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #warbird #Avgeek #Aviation #aviator #nz #onlyinnz #auckland #restoration #heritage
🐎 Our resident NA P-51D Mustang (ZK-TAF) taxing in after a successful adventure flight from a few years ago. 📷 @stu_65 📍 Ardmore Airport #warbird #Avgeek #keepemflying #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #nzmustdo #mustang #p51 #p51mustang #Adventure #Aviation #aviator #nz #auckland #OnlyAtArdmore
Jet blast from the past...🚀 Ex RNZAF Strikemaster NZ6370 with DH.115 Vampire T.55 ZK-RVM at Wings over Wairarapa several years ago. #jet #strikemaster#vampire #formation #Aviation #Avgeek #aviator #warbird #KeepEmFlying #onlyinnz #nzwarbirds #nz #dh115 #dh100
No filter! A repeat, but worth repeating. Taken just after landing and still hot 🔥 #v12 #supermarinespitfire #adventureflightsnz #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #keepemflying
POSTPONEMENT OF NZ WARBIRDS ON PARADE COMMEMORATING THE ANNIVERSARY PEARL HARBOR - 5TH DECEMBER 2021 Sadly due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 Levels, the size of gatherings, the unknown as yet government restrictions and requirements around event management, we have sadly made the decision to postpone our forthcoming NZ Warbirds on Parade commemoration show on Sunday 5th December 2021. NZ Warbirds Association is a charitable not-for-profit organisation and produces these events to raise money to help keep us operating and our aircraft flying. Cancelling an event at the last minute incurs a large loss of our existing funds having had to pre-pay many suppliers along with the cost of certification and regulatory commitments – so a last minute cancellation or postponement is just not something the association can afford to do. We know this will be as disappointing for you, as it is for us, however we are still planning to hold this event in the new year sometime, so please keep an eye out on our website and social media platforms for updates. The good news is our team are planning smaller scale events like our successful Tarmac Days and Hangar Talks which more easily put together, cost a lot less to produce and can easily be postponed if we need to. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to safely open our doors again and welcome you in to our hangars. Trish Reynolds General Manager NZ Warbirds Association Inc
Harvard 57 being put through her paces on an adventure flight earlier this year ✈️ #nzmustdo #aviation #gopro #warbirds #adventure #avgeek
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