Aircraft for WOW 2018

Aircraft will be announced as they are confirmed.  Please keep coming back to this page from March 2017 for announcements.


Negotiations continue with various aircraft owners both in New Zealand and overseas to bring you the very best line up of classic and Air Force aircraft possible.

Crowd favourites the Spitfire, Corsair, P40 Kittyhawk, P51-D Mustang and Catalina are all expected to be on the flightline along with some other very special aircraft. Sport aircraft will again delight the crowd showing off their unique handling abilities.

Air Forces from around the region are expected with the RNZAF’s new Black Falcons putting on a full aerobatic display for the first time at Wanaka. Aircraft invited include fighter jets, military transport and military helicopters.


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"Five stars is not enough, again a brilliant show. Warbird enthusiasts would appreciate the significance of the Buchon & it's presence, and the amount of work & logistics involved in getting the bird to Wanaka. We also attended the lake front on Friday afternoon, it was great. Well done. Congratulations on a great success yet again. Makes it more than worth travelling from Australia for the show."  Luke, Australia