Eleven airshows on and the biennial Warbirds Over Wanaka has proved that it remains New Zealand’s favourite airshow. The 2008 get-together of everyone with a passion for aviation within New Zealand had nothing “extraordinary” about it, yet it still had something special for everyone.
UK writer Mark Sheppard describes the 2006 recovery of a Focke Wulf 190, which ditched in the sea near Solsvik, Norway in 1943.
Spider Tracks’ story is another example of New Zealand initiative, lateral thinking and innovation; it is not “just another” tracking terminal, as Rob Neil discovered when he looked at the product and met one of Spider Tracks’ directors, Bruce Bartley.
Preceding Warbirds Over Wanaka by a week, the open day at RNZAF Base Ohakea was a big success for the Air Force. The RNZAF photography section supplied a selection of photographs of the day’s action.
Veteran US Military Aviator and retired airline pilot Don Harward experiences the malevolent whims of a capricious helicopter on a freezing morning in Afghanistan.