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South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Ear­lier this month the Toko­roa Aero Club hosted the Fly­ing New Zealand Cen­tral Re­gion Fly­ing Com­pe­ti­tions.

It was the first time the event had been held in Toko­roa and the cat­e­gories in­cluded spot land­ing, forced land­ings, nav­i­ga­tion, cir­cuits, bomb­ing, lif­er­aft drop­ping and aer­o­bat­ics.

The for­ma­tion fly­ing was can­celled due to strong winds, which also made it dif­fi­cult for com­peti­tors in the land­ing events.

Around 25 air­craft from Tau­ranga, Hamil­ton, New Ply­mouth, Haw­era, Tau­marunui and Te Kuiti with 50 en­trants and sup­port­ers were present.

A prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony was held at the Toko­roa Club, where the Wi­gram Cup was awarded to New Ply­mouth. Sec­ond place was awarded to Tau­ranga and Waikato fin­ished third. The win­ners of each cat­e­gory move on to the National Fi­nals which will be held at North Shore Aero Club in Fe­bru­ary.

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