Friday 10th April – Practice Day
No airshow is scheduled this day.
Gates opened at 7.30am –Warbird, civil and military aircraft conducted practiced displays in preparation for the following Airshow days.
Free lakeside Airshow for all from 4.30pm - 5pm.
Programme will start with the firing of a 25 pounder field gun from the Warhorses, across the Lake. The programme will include the Catalina landing and taking off from the Lake; aerobatics from the Yak 52 Team; RNZAF helicopter capability display, a special flypast and the half hour programme will finish with a stunning flare display from the RNZAF mighty Hercules.
The flying programme runs 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 and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics while the military re-enactor group and WWII 'Bombette' singers will entertain on the ground.
The full programme will be up here in the months leading into the Airshow in 2020.
Air Forces, helicopters, Classic Aircraft are likely to display.
Warhorse Display - Military Re-enactment and mass firing of field guns
Frazer Brigg's Mosquito model
Classic Aircraft flypast
Air Forces, jets, warbirds, formation flying and an overseas aircraft are likely to display.
The Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft
Massed Fighter Flypast
Airshow ends around 4pm.
Rides Day information is available here.
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