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Moody Tiger  
First up, my tribute to the fabulous Tiger Moth display by someone who's name I didn't note and isn't mentioned in the programme. Fab display though!



Hard to believe that they're only 130hp.


  Peggy Krainz and Friedrich Walentin from Germany did a wonderful wing walking display - amazing!

The aircraft is a modified Boeing Stearman, the display is a fantastic spectacle!

Jurgis Kairys   The irrepressible Jurgis Kairys - a man of great skill and humour. Have a look at http://www.jkairys.com.
  That's Jurgis flying rings around the Warbirds C-47. Please keep coming back to NZ!
C-47 and Jurgis


  C-47 and Fox Moth Talking of which, here's an interesting coincidence of two lovely aircraft - the Warbirds C-47 and the Fox Moth ZK-ADI owned by Croyden Aviation Heritage Trust. This is the last Fox Moth built, in its original 1935 Air Travel (NZ) colours.
  DeHavilland DH89 ZK-AKY also belongs to Croyden Aviation. This aircraft was built as a Dominie for the RAF, and was transferred to the RNZAF during the war. Post war it served with Union Airways then NZNAC as "Tui".
DH89 DeHavilland Dominie


  2 x DH's ZK-AKY passes N89D (formerly G-ADDD) which was due to be exported to the U.S.A. after the air show. It's owned by Jerry Yagen.
  Look at the gloss on this thing!.


  Vampire trainer Staying with DeHavilland, here's Brett Emeny flying the cute and curvaceous Vampire T.11 trainer.

Ah..... deHavilland!

Vampire trainer


  Aero L-39

Another attractive jet is the Czechoslovakian Aero L-39. Hard to believe that this modern looking aircraft first flew in 1968.


Simon Spencer-Bower peers through the windscreen of Wanaka Helicopter's Eurocopter EC-120.

Wanaka Helicopter's EC-120


  EC-120 and EC-130

A very impressive display with the same company's EC-130B.


The RAAF sent four fantastic F/A-18 Hornets. This one has Richie McCaw, All Black (Rugby Union) Captain waving from the back seat.




Nice to see some fast, heavy metal (thanks for nothing, Helen!).


The formation was very tight, despite some obviously turbulent air at times.

RAAF F/A-18 x 4


  P-3K Orion

The New Zealand Defence Forces sent a P3-K Orion (seen here), Iroquois, C-130H, and the Kaman Sea Sprite.


The venerable Iroquois are due to be replaced in the next couple of years by NHI NH90 Medium Utility Helicopters. Take your photos while you can!

RNZAF Iroquois



The old "please move your car" gag never fails to amuse!


You were warned! This time courtesy of the RNZAF.



  Roaring Forties The last photo, dedicated to the Roaring Forties Harvard aerobatic team, who never fail to provide a spectacle. Thanks!

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