Red checkers display to Wellington’s advantage on Sunday

Red Checkers Formation display. OH 09-0022-15
Red Checkers Formation display. OH 09-0022-15 

29 September 2011

Wellington and its visitors will be at an advantage on Sunday 2 October as the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Red Checkers perform their brilliant aerobatic display for crowds before the New Zealand vs Canada game.

Approximately one hour before the game starts, the Red Checkers will descend over Wellington Harbour in a display designed to thrill New Zealanders and international guests (weather permitting).

“By its very nature Red Checkers flying appeals to a broad range of people and aerobatic displays always draw a good crowd,” says RNZAF Squadron Leader Jim Rankin.

The Red Checkers showcase the flying skills of the RNZAF, and provide a tangible demonstration to the public of their key values of teamwork and professionalism. They are well known for their professional and skilful high standard of flying.

Details of Red Checkers display

  • Sunday 2 October at 2.30pm over the Wellington Inner Harbour (weather permitting)

Visit and click on ‘what’s on’ for the Red Checkers flying schedule in 2012.


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This page was last reviewed on 29 September 2011.