It was mentioned elsewhere that the Pioneer hangar will be off-limits, so people will understandably have to wait to sneak a peak of the new projects. Other items of interest: The new T-28 will hopefully be on static? I assume the Spitfire Mk XIV hasn't flown south yet? It would likewise be great to at least see it on static with markings complete.
Yeah, Ardmore is just on the edge of the rain. At least the wind is basically down the runway!
I'll head over shortly, I don't mind giving Warbirds money to look at the Sabre. But this might be the day that I finally go to the NZ Navy Museum (my partner is going to a movie that I don't want to see).
It was a real highlight to see all three Blunties being preflighted and then taxi out in stream. Definitely something special to witness.
The Sabre was another (static) highlight, ditto the new Trojan and a third, OD Bird Dog. Fox Moth APT and Bell 47 ICJ did roaring rides trade which was great to see - I saw a few very young faces fly by in the Bell!
Without wanting to take anything away from the other pilots, Gavin Trethewey's display in the Spitfire Tr.IX was superb. As I said to Errol, Damon and Glen two words kept coming to mind: flowing, and restrained. A real joy to watch.