High-flying action with Warbirds at Ardmore
The skies over Ardmore Airport will roar to life, as the New Zealand Warbirds Association hosts an open day and salute to military aviation.
The event is on Sunday, November 23, from 9am, with the first flying display scheduled for 10.30am.
Former military aircraft, including the Skyhawk, Aermacchi and Strikemaster jet trainer, will be on show and a range of activities is planned, including Warbird flights and pilot demonstrations.
Fire, police and St John services will be there, as will a range of veteran cars, motorbikes and jeeps.
For an extra fee those attending can can take a flight in a choice of jet or piston-engined Warbird aircraft.
The finale to the day’s activities will be mock air-to-ground strafing runs.
Entry is $15 and includes free parking and the chance to win a flight in a Warbird. Free entry for children aged under 14. Funds raised will go towards the development of the Warbirds’ aviation library and display areas.
The public can see the pilots performing their display routines at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Display commentary will be broadcast on Warbirds 88.2FM.
On show: The New Zealand Warbirds Association is hosting a public open day at Ardmore Airport.