View Full Version : Classic Wings NZ Airshow Pics (WW1)

04-04-2005, 07:38 PM
I came across some pics in another forum from an airshow that was held in New Zealand just recently.
The main theme was WW1, but also on display were aircraft from the 20's, 30's as well as a couple WW2 mounts.

I thought some of you here may like to take a look...


Theirs also some shots of various types currently under restoration:


Also for a few of the replica P-51...



04-04-2005, 10:32 PM
I think it was the scaf the guy borrowed was an actual one used by the red barron.

04-04-2005, 11:45 PM
Nice stuff. Looks like it would have been a great day. Very cool stuff there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-05-2005, 02:42 AM
The Kiwis put on some great shows.I get to Wanaka whenever I can,great stuff Achilles_NZ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-05-2005, 01:39 PM
It was a great couple of days -plenty of WW-1 action with 5 Fokker Dr-1s ,a Camel,Brisfit& Dh-2.WW-2 iron was:2 P-40s,a Corsair,Mustany & little "Super " Mustang,& also a C-47 gave rides as well!Well attended friendly crowd on small airstrip& the weather held for 2 1/2 days of flying!Fun Stuff!Took hundreds of pics..............

04-07-2005, 06:47 PM
Yes it was a great show, here is a link to some of my photo's as well:



04-07-2005, 07:25 PM
Cool pics. Especially interesting to to see the Flying Tigers scheme after all the interest generated on these boards by Chuck_Older's campaign. Thanks.

04-07-2005, 08:48 PM
Wow, I learned to fly at Omaka! What memories!

Thanks for the pics!

IIRC Peter Jackson is planning to shoot a WW1 movie at some stage, hence all the WW1 types present in NZ these days. He must be like Howard Hughes - building up a private air force http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif