Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wings Over Wairarapa 2011: Post 16 - The finale

All good things much come to and end, especially so a good airshow.

This was not the best airshow I had been to, but certainly very good considering the weather and other factors outside of the control of the organisers! Value for money? Yes - where else can you get a whole day of  entertainment [or aerotainment as the people at the call it!], just a few meters away from the flightline, for as little as NZD$30 a day? Going again? You betcha!

The final display was a simulated airfield attack and defence - essentially a tail-chase for a bunch of aircraft and a final opportunity to see them before the end of the show. The highlight of this are always the explosions.

Thanks for watching and thank you for your comments. I hope you've enjoyed it! Feel free to drop me a line with your comments.

Plans for the next airshow are Classic Fighters at Omaka over Easter. Current plans are to possibly have an ex RNZAF Strikemaster [Blunty], Avro Anson, de Havilland Mosquito and a Yak 3 as drawcards! Some of these aircraft have not flown yet after rebuilds, but we'll see what happens!


Andrew said...

Hi Rodney

A great series of photos, thanks. While the weather wasn't the most cooperative, it seems the audience was still treated to excellent flying displays.


Rodney said...

Thanks Andrew.

You're right, definitely well worth going, and still quite a fun and "relaxed" airshow for spectators.

BTW - I'm enjoying reading your blog - also very informative. Have fun at "oztangi" if you get to go.