RNZAF ready to wow at Wanaka air show

31 March 2010

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will be flying south this Easter weekend to take part in Warbirds Over Wanaka, 2-4 April.

With an impressive line-up of both air and ground displays, the RNZAF will be out in force for this aviation event. 

Flight Lieutenant Karl Buckrell who is organising the Air Force’s flying programme says the public will get to see the skill and agility of RNZAF aircrew as they operate a range of aircraft at the air show.

“Included in the line-up will be aerial displays from the popular Iroquois helicopter, the mighty C-130 Hercules, a Seasprite helicopter and P-3K Orion and, as a tribute to Warbirds, the Air Force’s aircraft of yesterday - the Tiger Moth and Harvard will take to the air.

“Kiwi Blue the Air Force’s parachute display team will be also be on show, descending from the sky with their Air Force emblazoned parachutes.

“On the ground will be a range of static displays including an Iroquois and Hercules, and a tented camp set up for members of the public to walk through.  Air Force recruiters will also be on hand to answer any questions and provide a greater understanding of the activities and roles the RNZAF provides New Zealand.”

“The Air Force is looking forward to attending Warbirds Over Wanaka and showcasing to the public the professionalism and dedication of the RNZAF,” said FLTLT Buckrell.


For further information or to arrange interviews with aircrew please contact Anna Sussmilch, Defence Communications Group, 04 496 0286 or 021 676 338.


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