All days are open to the general public and car parking is free.
No airshow scheduled this day.
Gates open at 7.30am –Warbird, civil and military aircraft conduct practice displays in preparation for the following Airshow days.
Practice times are 1000-1200 and 1300 - 1500.
Check out the amazing ground exhibits while Warbirds practice overhead. Visit the aircraft for sale, static aircraft displays, aviation trade stands, market stalls, WOWMart and then sample some of the great food and beverages on offer.
On Friday attention moves to the Wanaka lakefront. Join the Wanaka community for our free lakeside Airshow at 4.30pm - 5pm. Two helicopter displays with the RNZAF and the Hiller. A 'moose' act, the RNZAF Hercules, the Warhorse 25 pounders and more...... The mighty Catalina Flying Boat will also thrill with its Lake landings.
The commentary for this Lake Event will be broadcast on the radio (frequency TBC) - so you can tune in to follow the display as you watch! (if you are not on the lake near the speakers)
The flying programme for both days may vary in content and sequence and will be subject to aircraft serviceability. It will run continuously from 1000 until 1600.
In the air you will see 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 entertain on the ground alternating with the Wanaka Ukelele Orchestra.
Gates open at 7.30am with static aircraft displays, aviation trade stands, market stalls, Packard cars, Warhorses, merchandise and food and beverage vendors operational.
PLEASE NOTE PROGRAMME TIMES MAY CHANGE
1000 Show Opening
1005 The Dancing de Havillands
1015 Sport Aircraft Display
1025 Civil Helicopter Display
1040 Harvard Display Team - Formation Aerobatics
1055 Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH 90 Display
1105 RNZAF Parachute Display Team - Kiwi Blue
1115 RNZAF C130 Hercules & B757 Joint Display
1130 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Display Hawk 127 High performance jet trainer
1135 RAAF Spartan Light Transport (French CASA on Sunday)
1145 RNZAF Seasprite Display
1155 Yak 52 Team Formation Aerobatic Display
1210 Jurgis Kairys - Juka Aerobatics
1225 United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster Display
1235 The Black Falcons - RNZAF Aerobatic Team
1250 Skydive and a surprise!
1300 Glider Display
1310 Packard Car parade on runway and Classic Aircraft of the 30's Flypast
1325 Warhorse Display - Military Re-enactment.
1345 The Fighting Falcon - USAF F-16
1355 Trojan and Bird Dog - SE Asia conflitct
1405 Four Fighters, Four Combatant nations - Spitfire, Yak 3, Messerschmitt 109 and P51-D in a tailchase
1435 The Bremont Spitfire Tribute (ME109 on Sunday)
1440 Yak 3 pairs display
1445 Pacific Theatre Aircraft - P-40 Kittyhawk, Grumman Avenger, Catalina and DC-3
1505 P-51D Mustang solo
1510 Marsh Harvard Salute
1520 Jet Formation Aerobatics - Vampires and L-39
1540 The Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft
1555 Massed Fighter Flypast
1600 Airshow ends.
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"Haven't been for a few years but once again another amazing show. Brilliant weather, beautiful aircraft and the commentators were fantastic." Anna, 2016