Monday, January 24, 2011

Wings Over Wairarapa 2011: Post 6 - RNZAF CT4/E, Red Checkers

This airshow was the first display of the RNZAF's Red Checkers display team, since being grounded last year due to a fatal accident and a near miss involving a mid-air collision. The weather on the day put paid to any suggestion of a full-on display, but better safe than sorry as they say.

For those who don't know, the team use the Pacific Aerospace Corp CT4/E airtrainer, which is also the RNZAF's ab-initio trainer aircraft.

Aircraft in this display appeared to be NZ1991, NZ1992, NZ1996, NZ1997 and NZ1998. The static display aircraft, NZ1994 [last photo] seems to have an identity crisis... or maybe it is one of those "when I grow up I want to be a..." :-)

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