Post by Dave Homewood on May 13, 2013 9:37:41 GMT 12
We get lots of clips put up here on this board of NZ airshows, each in a seperate thread and they quickly disappear into the archive. I reckon it's time to pull loads of them together in one place, The New Zealand Airshow Footage thread.
Kicking off here with the 1958 RNZAF 21st Anniversary Airshow
Post by Dave Homewood on May 23, 2013 1:25:55 GMT 12
There is some great footage in this Pictorial Parade of the world's first International Agricultural Aviation Airshow, held at Milson, Palmerston North, and in nearby countryside.
Also a very interesting and now very sad piece on the history of Christchurch Cathedral as it approached its 100th Anniversary since foundation. Well worth watching. I hope whatever they do with the building that the memorials inside will be restored.
Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 10, 2013 19:30:26 GMT 12
Fascinating footage there. What was that uniform of the Standard Bearer WAAF in the Trooping Of The Colour? It looks half Marching Girl, half Highlander. Rather odd on an Air Force parade.
The Churchill Crocodile was certainly a formidable weapon when you see it in that footage. And great to see those chaps arriving home from the war. I wonder who the Captain was with the Parachute Wings and a row of medals on his chest.
The commentators made some silly comments back then, didn't they?
Fabulous, I really enjoyed that!! So many brave moments, low passes, low bank maneuvers, Planes with landing issues, FU-24's, the Harrier jet, the Sea Fury, the Macchi, three Skyhawks, huge group of sky jumpers out of a Herc, - it would have been a really memorable airshow!!
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 7, 2014 20:39:24 GMT 12
There were actually (at least) five Skyhawks at that airshow, and on the Saturday the fiver came very close to colliding with a Bandeirante taking off, thanks to an air traffic control cock up! My Dad filmed it.
It was an excellent show and for those of us who had missed "WoWanaka 92" it was a huge opportunity to see the rapidly expanding AFC collection in action. The Show was interspersed with the Commercial Operations of the airport with National and International Flights Operating. If I recall the Harrier displayed twice. Interestingly I have only seen a Harrier displayed in NZ on one other occasion. How many times they have been displayed here does anyone know??