Warbirds Over Wanaka (Series)

by Ian Brodie· December 24, 2016· in · 0 comments
    In 1988 aviation entrepreneur Tim Wallis presented an airshow and country fair that attracted 14,000 visitors to Wanaka Airport. Delighted with this success, he decided to expand on the theme and hold a biennial event over the long Easter weekend. As the show grew so did its support and now around 65,000 people make the pilgrimage to Wanaka for their weekend of excitement. It is now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the one event not to be missed.  A large contingent of historic and contemporary aircraft of note from all over New Zealand and the world converge on Wanaka each second Easter for the air show. Numerous aviation personalities from all over the world attend Warbirds over Wanaka, Gen Chuck Yeager and Buzz Aldrin being two of the most notable.  The souvenir airshow books (and a special "Best Of") were written by Ian Brodie in the following years.   Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010 Published 2010 by Penguin Group (NZ) Ltd  Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 Published 2008 by Penguin Publishing (NZ) 98 pages. Warbirds Over Wanaka 2006  Published 2006 by Reed Publishing  96 pages. ISBN 0-7900-1065-8 Warbirds Over Wanaka 2004  Published 2004 […]
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