Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Mar 24, 2018 17:54:30 GMT 12
Actually, slight correction to that....I think TVAL are having a flying weekend next weekend (Easter).
They can do that because they aren't attending Warbirds Over Wanaka this year.
Ray Dearness would know for certain if they're flying Easter weekend, but I think he is in England at the moment.
I'll check back through my email correspondance with Ray, because I think we were discussing it in emails a few weeks ago, so if I've still got those emails, the answer will probably be in one of them.
However, their flying weekends aren't open to the public this season, although you can go to the Kittyhawk Cafe at the NZ Sport & Vintage Aviation Society and watch the flying from their outside seating area, or further along the fenceline at Hood.
EDIT: I located the emails in question and their flying weekends are the end of March and the end of April. Technically, the end of March is next weekend, but whether it was the last full weekend in March, or the actuall end of March is open to interpretation. I presume it is actually next weekend, ie....Easter. I seem to vaguely recall one of the pilots saying it was Easter, but I'm not 100% sure. However, the last full weekend in April is definitely a flying weekend; that would be 28th and 29th April.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 24, 2018 18:26:30 GMT 12
The March flying weekend was to be this weekend but was cancelled. The next one is the end of April. There will be nothing happening at Masterton over Easter because most of the people involved will be at Wanaka, even if the TVAL aeroplanes are not.