High-fly­ing ac­tion with War­birds at Ard­more

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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