Monday, February 27, 2012

Flying NZ National championships: The Wings Trophy competition, the weather, the PM and some other general views

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the weather was very interesting. It varied between windy and calm, wet and dry, overcast and patches of blue... each day...

Thankfully it was all good on Saturday for the Trans Tasman Wings Trophy competition. The Wings Trophy is a competition between New Zealand and Australia and held in each country on alternating years. This year was New Zealand's turn to host it, and, to cut a long story short, our team retained the title! Well done guys!

We were privileged to have the New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key open the event. Personally, I'm not keen on all his politics, but he is the PM, and it was very good to have him there. He even hung around a bit longer to watch the formation flying competition. Nice.

Anyway, on to the pictures. The first are of the weather, then the PM, the two Wings Trophy teams [NZ on left, Australia on the right] then some other general pictures from the day. Take a good look at the weather pictures - in one, even the ducks are walking [says a lot!]!. The last one is of a dodgy looking formation flight - you'll need to click on the image, but there are about 20 "aircraft" in that one!


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