Thursday, July 07, 2016

Open Day at Whanganui Airport on 31 July!

News just in is an open day at Whanganui airport on 31 July!

This is not only a general open day for the airport, but also to celebrate the arrival of Air Chathams, which takes over the Whanganui to Auckland route from 1 August! Looking at the advert, it looks to be a fun day which a range of activities including scenic DC3 flights around the city!

While unconfirmed at this stage [ie: definitely subject to change!], it appears likely that the following range of Air Chathams and other visiting aircraft will be there:

Air Chathams aircraft

  • Saab-Scania SF340A, ZK-KRA
  • Fairchild SA227-AC Metroliner
  • Douglas DC3C-S1C3G, ZK-AWP [available for scenics!]
Other visitors

  • Consolidated-Vultee PBY-5A Catalina, ZK-PBY [The Catalina Company]
  • de Havilland DH-115 Vampire Jet
  • One or more Yakovlev Yak-52's

A range of local aircraft will also be there, including the Wanganui Aero Club and other local operators. It should be a good day!

Information will be updated as more details come to hand.

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