Should mention that the ones from inside Yak-3 "Full Noise" were taken using a little Canon IXUS 185 pocket camera. Also took a few video segments using this little pocket rocket camera and they came out surprisingly well, complete with sound.
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2018 19:21:14 GMT 12 by colford
Colin Ford Canberra, Australia Historian, No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force, 1940-1946
I've heard a lot of good things about the Vietnam scenario at the show.
Yes, it was good, Zac; neat to see the Trojan thundering about - it's an impressive aeroplane. Have seen it before, but forgot how cool it is. The pyro guys set fire to a wee clump of bushes when the Trojan flew over and each time they had to run out with the extinguishers! Got talking to one of the owners of the T-28 on Saturday morning. He let me get on the wing and photograph the cockpits. Very kind of him. Thank you so much, if you get to read this.
Post by Peter Lewis on Apr 18, 2018 19:40:04 GMT 12
As is often the case with air shows, if you do spend some time poking around the corners and back areas of the field you often find some aircraft that are quite new to you.
So I'll finish my coverage with my (probably quite boring in airshow terms) new finds at Wanaka:
Arthur Dovey's locally based Beech F33A ZK-XPJ
Also a local inhabitant, Fu-24-950 ZK-LAC ex ZK-NZS/2 and ZK-PDZ/3
Down from Palmerston North, SPA Panther ZK-PMD
Piper Arrow ZK-ONR, lives over the hills in Christchurch
Quite a long trip home for a gyro, Auckland-based AutoGyro Cavalon ZK-KLC
Rob Fry's Cessna 180A ZK-FRY, hiding in a corner
while the local Pietenpol Aircamper ZK-ALG was part of the SAA display
From the top-of-the South, Stemme S10-V ZK-GSI
Cessna 180K ZK-DBA is rather more handily placed, from Ashburton
Eurocopter AS 350 B2 ZK-IER calls Oamaru home
When I saw this Progressive Aerodyne Searey I thought it was the ex-Australian ZK-WET that had been to WOW previously. Not until I got home did I realise that it was a newer one, registered only in March this year. Regrettably therefore I did not try for a clearer shot.
Thanks for the head's up on the Bird Dog identity Dave. Was 50-50 if it was the same one or a different one, the lack of visible registration on both made it a bit of a guess. But then I know there are some lovers of Bird Dogs who frequent to site and it is such an unusual scheme, who couldn't resist?
And somehow I missed including this notable NZ Warbird from 2004 in my earlier post, the dangers of posting late at night whilst tired.
Nice pictures Peter, and comprehensive as always. I just spotted something that you might not be aware of though; the Buchon is now G-AWHK, no longer G-BWUE, that was canx in 2014. This pic was taken at the 2016 airshow.
A 10 per cent increase in attendance at this year's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is being credited to the first ever display of United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
But the 30th anniversary of the airshow was also a big factor in drawing just over 54,000 people to the three day show, general manager Ed Taylor says.
"Even before we knew the F-16s were coming ticket sales were considerably well ahead of the previous couple of airshows. We think a lot of people who had been to Wanaka airshows over the years decided to make sure they didn't miss the 30th anniversary."
The ONLY reason I went to this year's show (having seen him do this a few years ago on the Monday after the show) was to see Jurgis do a double snap on top of a loop in the Polikarpov...sigh But really enjoyed the show anyway!
To long up-lines and (slightly) shorter down-lines!