Warbirds over Wanaka Part 2 – WWII aircraft
Some more images from the Wanaka airshow, this time a selection of aircraft from the ’40s. I’ll start with the Supermarine Spitfire, the aeroplane that is most often used to publicise the airshow.
Warbirds over Wanaka part I – the oldies
Every second Easter, Wanaka is host to an airshow which has become very well known. This year the Royal NZ Air Force was celebrating its 75th anniversary, so they had a significant presence. I got quite a few good shots so I’ll present them in several posts, starting with the real old-timers.
Classic Fighters: action on the ground
As well as all the action up above, there was plenty to look at on the ground. Lots of “Living History”: people dressing up in uniforms; re-enactments of battles; ancient tanks and vehicles trundling around; plus lots of loud bangs. Let’s begin with one of the bangs:
Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka 2011
I see it’s been three weeks since my last post. I’ve actually been very busy, including taking lots of photographs. Most of these however have been paid commissions and the images belong to the client. But I hope to remedy that over the next couple of weeks.
This weekend saw a big event in Marlborough: the “Classic Fighters” air show at the Omaka airfield. On one level one might wonder at the sight of adults playing with extremely expensive toys, or dressing up in uniforms and playing soldiers. But I went over on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’ll start with the stars of the show: the aircraft themselves. There’s a wonderful collection of First World War aircraft, including the classic Fokker Dr.I triplane.