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The Grumman Avenger over Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow (Image credit Gavin Conroy)

“Warbirds Over Wanaka” ‘18 Shows Promise

Wanaka, NZ – WWII and Classic Aircraft will once again soar over New Zealand. Organizers of the “Warbirds Over Wanaka” Airshow are optimistic about the prospects for their 2018 event, given the early ticket sales to date. A pre-sale period for tickets, which was open to WOW Club members, and the first public sales this week have been well received.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Airshow News
Full Moon as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere

Apollo 50th Anniversary Reunion Featured in Oshkosh

Astronauts from the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon for the first time are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The reunion is expected to[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases
A glorious sunset formation shot of three TBMs. TBM-3E Bu.85650 is in the foreground with TBM-3E Bu. 85882 ‘Ida Red’ in the middle and Brad Deckert’s TBM-3E Bu.85828 in the background. (photo by Greg Morehead, courtesy Warbird Digest magazine)

2nd Annual TBM Gathering

By Stephen Chapis In April 2016 90 Tons of Turkeys Invade Illinois. Noted TBM owner Brad Deckert organized the 1st Annual TBM Avenger Gathering, a 3-day event, at Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS) in Peru, Illinois.  For the event, an impressive 10 TBMs from as far away as Massachusetts flew in for the event.  An additional 200 aircraft, including 52[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 3 comments Airshow News, Warbirds News, WWII Events
(Photo by Matt Savage/Mach One Photography)

Australia’s Centenary Squadrons – A Celebration of 100 Years Defending The Country

Australia’s Centenary Squadrons – A Celebration of 100 Years Defending The Country Words and Photography by Matt Savage On 28 October 2016, the Royal Australian Air Force marked the Centenary of Australia’s first flying squadrons, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 Squadrons (1916 – 2016) with both ceremony and celebration at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales. With the theme ‘Celebrating the[Read More…]

by November 30, 2016 0 comments Air Show Report, Airshow News
CAF Introduces Prowlers of the Pacific AirShow Act

CAF Introduces Prowlers of the Pacific AirShow Act

“Prowlers of the Pacific” is a new Commemorative Air Force (CAF) re-creation of the American air war in the Pacific Theatre.  “Prowlers of the Pacific” is a living history lesson and serves as a memorial to all the soldiers, Marines, airmen and all other victims on both sides who gave their lives for their countries. The act features an SB2C[Read More…]