Friday, April 21, 2006

Warbirds Over Wanaka!

WHAT?????!!!! You don't know what Warbirds Over Wanaka [WOW] is? You've got to be KIDDING!

WOW is the southern hemisphere's preeminent airshows [and one of the BEST in the world!]! It happens every 2 years at Easter time over 3 days. It's FANTASTIC! Unfortunately, I could not make it this year. Fortunately a few people I know did, and I've been given some of the photos! Here's a selection of some of the photos. Obviously some of them are a little distant, but we'll cope with that!

Note: All photos (c) 2006 Gavin Weir [and thanks Gavin for sending them to me!]

Top to bottom, the pictures are:

P51 Mustang [Gavin calls this "contradiction" - I wonder why?!]
Corsair
Royal New Zealand Air Force [RNZAF] Huey
Hurricane
Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] F-111 fighter bomber
RNZAF C130H Hercules
RNZAF B757

Contradiction!
Corsair
RNZAF HueyHurricaneRAAF F-111 RNZAF C130H Hercules RNZAF B757

4 comments:

Gavin said...

*mutters something about digital cameras and zoom functions, or lack thereof*

I recommend the show to ANYONE who likes avation, and Warbirds especially!

Rodney said...

Yeah - know the feeling. I'm going to buy a 6 megapixel (or greater) camera with a 10xoptical zoom lens very soon. Even if I don't always need the zoom, it's there if I do need it.

Thanks for the photos!

Gavin said...

Sounds good!

No problem, I've got plenty lol!

Rodney said...

Got the camera today - expect some more pictures some time soon...