Warbirds over Wanaka

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members of the nz motor caravan association make the biannual pilgrimage to Warbirds over Wanaka – the airport sits in an alluvial valley with a steep hillside alongside a private farm with a large flat plateau area above the Panoramic festival of the warbirds below. A mass of all types of members motor homes park on top for the million dollar view all for a few hundreds dollars inclusive of a three day pass into the venue below.

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jet racing – a bit like the starwars movie where Luke races some jet around a course delineated by pylons – about a 15 km circuit . Crazy

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All these planes we saw in dramatic action – with a great commentary from experts and other war bird fanatics – for them this stuff is simple unadulterated fun.

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Barb enjoying the day too.

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The ridge line is lined with us motor home folk – most outside sitting on deck chairs soaking up the occasion – an energetically steep walk down to the airfield itself

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Warbirds would not be complete without the appearance of the crowd favorite – the beautiful Spitfire – the iconic WW 2 fighter that was unique in so many ways. It gave several great displays – wowed the crowds.

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