Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 28, 2019 15:44:16 GMT 12
WOW JET RACING
Due to popular demand, Jet Racing is set to return for the International Airshow, having made its New Zealand Airshow debut at Wanaka in 2014. Featuring pilots from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, wowing the crowd with precision flying around a tight race track at speeds of more than 600kph. Four of the 2014 pilots return, including Kiwi Paul ‘Huggy’ Hughan, who took out the winner’s trophy flying a Vampire jet.
Huggy is keen to get his name on the trophy a second time. “The jet racing was such a blast, it's a chance for a group of very experienced pilots to test their skills and aircraft against each other."
Other returning pilots include Brett Emeny flying his Vampire and Peter Vause flying his L-39 Albatros.
American pilot and former Reno Air Races Jet Class champion, Rick Vandam is also coming back. “I had a great time on my first visit to New Zealand. A beautiful country and such a wonderful Airshow. The racing was superb and I’ve been itching to get back ever since,” says Rick.
Former US Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, Paul ‘Sticky’ Strickland completes the pilot lineup. He made his Wanaka debut in 2018 performing a jaw-dropping display in the same L-39 Albatros he will again pilot. Sticky is a member of the US-based Patriots L-39 display team.
We are offering a wide range of ticket options including the ever popular three day Gold Pass. Ticket types and prices here. Book by calling 0800 224 224 (NZ) or 1300 798 550 (Australia) or go to www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com and book through Ticket Rocket. Pre-sales cost less than gate sales.
Please note there are a handful of Saturday Titanium passes left (Sunday Titaniums are sold out).
REMEMBER ALL CHILDREN ARE FREE ON FRIDAY 10TH APRIL (0-16 YEARS).
The United States Air Force has confirmed the first of its aircraft for Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020.
The USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration team based in Hawaii, will be making their third visit to Warbirds Over Wanaka. Because of its size the C-17 will once again be hosted at Christchurch International Airport (CIAL). CIAL are terrific supporters of our event along with the RNZAF who also play a crucial role in supporting visiting aircraft and crews.
The C-17 Globemaster first flew at Wanaka in 2016 and returned for the 30th Anniversary Airshow last Easter along with the F-16 fighter jet demonstration team. WOW is hoping to be able to confirm a number of other military displays over the coming months.
RIDES DAY - Wanaka Airport
Monday 13th April 2020
Rides Day assists WOW to find the next generation of Warbirds pilots and to get people into flying so one day some of them may be flying at our Airshows.
Local operators and visiting aircraft owners will be offering rides in many different aircraft. Rides Day is a separate event to the Airshow. Operators will charge for flights. Please book here. The Avro Anson Mk 1 has just been added to this list.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE MORE AIRCRAFT ADDED TO THIS LIST
WOW's NEW PERSONNEL FOR 2020
We welcome Lachlan Falconer - Assistant Display Director.
Lachlan is very excited to be part of the flying display team bringing you the 2020 Airshow as Assistant Display Director. Having attended or participated in all but one of the previous Airshows, he brings several years of experience with both flying and air traffic control duties to the role. He has a strong passion for vintage and warbird aircraft plus his air traffic experience will be of significant advantage. He’s looking forward to supporting Scott and the Team in making the 2020 Airshow the most memorable yet.
Applications for our trade stands are open. To apply to hold Aircraft for Sale Stands, Food & Beverage Stalls, Aviation Trade, Market or Training Stands, please see the information and forms on the exhibitors page on our website.
We have had a good response so far and are excited to be bringing you a wide range of food and beverage stalls to fuel your days at WOW - including our excellent local vendors, top-quality regulars who return from across the South Island each Airshow and also a few newcomers! There will be a fantastic selection of stands to satisfy your aviation needs, recreational shopping, as well as stands to encourage aviation career aspirations.
We look forward to enhancing your WOW experience with our extensive ground exhibits!
Post by planewriting on Aug 29, 2019 21:36:48 GMT 12
The Kiwis should be facing forward on both sides of the fuselage. The late Ross Macpherson explained it well to me years ago when I raised a similar query about national flags on airliners. He said to imagine that the fuselage is a flagpole and the flag on both sides will be facing the same direction i.e both forward - not one side forward and the other backward. Transfer that rationale to the Kiwi - I'm sure it will feel much more comfortable with both sides of the body always facing the same direction.
As a previous ticket holder or supporter of WOW, we wanted to share a quick update with you about our exciting programme for 2020 and encourage you to purchase your tickets now - so you can start planning for an action-packed Easter in Wanaka!
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2020 will be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th April 2020. We expect around 55,000 people will attend over the three days, with thousands coming from Australia and further abroad.
Features of the 2020 Airshow include:
Free public display on Friday 10th April at 4:30pm over Lake Wanaka.
Jet racing is back!
The majority of NZ’s Warbirds will be displaying.
Sport Aircraft displays with around 100 homebuilts, microlights and replicas.
RNZAF will be here in force and also aircraft from the RAAF and USAF.
We will soon announce our key overseas aircraft....
Quoting from the bible "NZAP6232.001-10-2P Engineering Practices and Procedures - Surface Finishing Aircraft Markings Decals/Stencils Exterior Decals/Stencils Interior Signwriting" Positioning of the Kiwi shape within the Roundel is to be as follows: a. Fuselage Roundels: Port and Starboard sides The Kiwi beak is to face forward and the feet are to face down b. Mainplane Roundels: Upper and lower surfaces. The Kiwi beak is to face forward and the feet are to face inwards towards the fuselage
Not deterred, Airshow organisers have continued talking with the German owner of the aircraft and it is now in a shipping container bound for New Zealand.
When the aircraft arrives it will be reassembled at Wanaka Airport by Callum Smith and his team of engineers at Twenty24 Ltd ready for former World Aerobatic champion Jurgis Kairys from Lithuania to take the controls at the Airshow.