Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Dec 28, 2018 20:55:34 GMT 12
Yeah, well the timing could potentially be very close to having certain stars align just like they did in 2013.
Since the first Warbirds Over Wanaka in 1990, that 2013 Wings Over Wairarapa would have to rate as the very best “classic” airshow I have attended in NZ since that first Wanaka show and I've been to all of the Wanaka airshows since 1990, all of the Classic Fighters airshows and most of the Wairarapa airshows.
The thought has been in the back of my head that the timing could possibly be perfect again in 2019.
If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space!
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 29, 2018 10:13:52 GMT 12
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Post by campbellbox on Jan 13, 2019 15:00:08 GMT 12
On the strength of the heavy TVAL participation and probably fueled somewhat by aviation mania brought on by the latest Mosquito flight I have gone and bought tickets for this. I see flying does not start until 2pm, which is interesting. I know the TVAL fleet is rather wind sensitive so maybe that start time will allow them to take advantage of some calm afternoon conditions.
The 2pm start is only on the Saturday, presumably because the flying programme includes the evening show which concludes at 9:30pm. On Sunday the flying starts at 10:30amnow 10:00am, and the practice day on Friday is unstructured, but is flying is likely to be underway when the gates open at midday.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 22, 2019 13:47:09 GMT 12
Wings over Wairarapa Press Release
22 January 2019
Air Force Museum of NZ, Wings and Aratoi Join Forces for Exhibition
During the lead up to and post Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival 2019, the Air Force Museum of NZ and Wings will present an exhibition that provides a glimpse into RNZAF history with a strong human interest focus. The exhibition will feature at Aratoi Museum of Art and History in Masterton.
The three exhibitions are:
‘Pooches and Pilots’ – a photographic exhibition highlighting the tradition of the canine ‘squadron mascot’.
‘Centenary Faces’ – a photographic exhibition highlighting a number of WWI New Zealand pilots and their stories.
A selection of figures from ’80 stories in 80 years’ – life-size cut-outs of notable RNZAF personnel, with biographical information with each figure. This exhibition was put together for the RNZAF’s 80th anniversary in 2017.
There will also be an RNZAF School to Skies aircraft displayed in the courtyard of Aratoi.
Aratoi Director, Susanna Shadbolt, says with the timing of Wings and the generous support of Air Force Museum of NZ, Aratoi did not hesitate to get involved.
“We’re here to tell our stories, explore our history, celebrate and encourage creativity, this exhibition will tick all of those boxes.”
Alongside the exhibition, nationally acclaimed Wairarapa glass sculptors Crystal Chain Gang have generously offered one of their unique hand-made Tui birds valued at $1200 to raise funds for Aratoi. Tickets are limited to 500 and will be available for sale from Aratoi and the Friends of Aratoi from 1 February. The prize will be drawn at the end of the exhibition.
The exhibition will run at the Aratoi Museum of Art and History 2 February – 31 March 2019.
The start time on Sunday has been brought forward slightly to 10:00am. I have amended my post above.
Also, advance ticket sales seem to be going well, and the organisers have floated the possibility that there may not be gate sales if demand keeps up. I don't know if this will be on a day by day basis (eg gate sales for Sunday only), or whether it will be for the whole weekend.
I would suggest keeping an eye on their Facebook page if you are planning on buying your tickets at the gate.
To this very day, the kid who used to bully me at school still takes my lunch money. On the plus side, he makes great Subway sandwiches.
My ticket is waiting at the local courier depot (signature required and no-one was home) and I've already started packing my bag. You can pre-pay for your programme booklet and collect it on the day so I've done that.
I'm hoping for a look at the Fred Murrin-built Fokker D.VII ZK-TBI. Would be cool to see two of the type parked together!
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2019 17:50:10 GMT 12 by ZacYates