Flying Programme 2018

Friday 30th March – Practice Day

No airshow was scheduled this day.

Gates opened at 7.30am –Warbird, civil and military aircraft conducted practiced displays in preparation for the following Airshow days. 

Lake Event

Free lakeside Airshow from 4.30pm - 5pm.  Helicopter displays with the RNZAF. A 'moose' act, the Warhorse 25 pounders ......and the mighty Catalina Flying Boat.


Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April

The flying programme ran continuously from 1000 until 1600.

In the air you saw some of the world’s most iconic Warbird aircraft plus more modern military machines, aerobatics, skydiving, sport aircraft and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics while the military re-enactor group and Frankie Singers entertained on the ground alternating with the Wanaka Ukelele Orchestra.


Morning Programme               

Show Opening
de Havillands
Sport Aircraft Display
Civil Helicopter Display
Harvard Display Team - Formation Aerobatics
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH 90 Display, Seasprite Display
RNZAF Parachute Display Team - Kiwi Blue, C130 Hercules & B757 Joint Display, The Black Falcons - RNZAF Aerobatic Team
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Display Hawk 127 High performance jet trainer
French of New Caledonia - CASA display
Yak 52 Team Formation Aerobatic Display
Jurgis Kairys - Juka Aerobatics
United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster Display  

Lunchtime Entertainment   

Glider Display
Frazer Briggs - Model Aircraft
Packard Car parade on runway and Classic Aircraft of the 30's Flypast
Warhorse Display - Military Re-enactment.

Afternoon Programme  

The Fighting Falcon - USAF F-16
Trojan and Bird Dog - SE Asia conflict
ME 109, Anson and Spitfire - Dogfight over Dunkirk
Four Fighters, Four Combatant nations - Spitfire, Yak 3, Messerschmitt 109 and P51-D in a tailchase
The Bremont Spitfire Tribute (ME109 on Sunday)
P40, Avenger, Catalina & DC 3 displays
Yak 3 pairs display
P-51D Mustang solo
Marsh Harvard Salute
Jet Formation Aerobatics - Vampires and L-39

The Grand Finale

The Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft
Massed Fighter Flypast
Airshow ended.

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"Back again this year and never, ever dissatisfied!  Superbly organised in every way from start to finish.  Hats off to all involved, you deserve hearty congratulations!  What a show! WOW indeed!!"  Roger 2018.