Warbirds Over Wanaka (Series)

December 24, 2016 · Books (Printed) · 0 comments



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Polikarpov I153

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 by Reed Publishing 

128 pages. ISBN 

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2002 

Published 2002 by Reed Publishing 

104 pages. ISBN 0 7900-0854-8 

Warbirds Over Wanaka Poster Book 

Published 2002 by Reed Publishing 

28 pages.

The Best of Warbirds Over Wanaka (with Phil Makanna)

Published 2002 by Reed Publishing 

96 pages. ISBN 0 7900-0837-8 

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2000 

Published 2000 by Reed Publishing 

96 pages. ISBN 0 7900-0749-5 

Warbirds Over Wanaka 1998 

Published 1998 by Reed Publishing 

96 pages. ISBN 0-7900-0630-8 

Warbirds Over Wanaka '94 

Published 1994 by Shoal Bay Press 

96 pages. ISBN 0-908704-19-4 




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