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by ErrolC
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Mosquito FBVI TE910 in New Zealand
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: Mosquito FBVI TE910 in New Zealand

Just noting here that various other Mosquito parts have gone to AvSpecs, and this includes the substantial remains of Mosquito TE881 (NZ2345).

https://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/287950/thread
by ErrolC
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2460

Re: RW382 in US markings

If you’ve only got one Spitfire in a country, it makes sense to paint it in a local scheme. I guess the UK Spitfire population is big enough that a bit of diversity is possible.😉 There are two ex-RNZAF fighters in NZ (not flying due to a legal dispute but otherwise airworthy) in US/Chinese markings...
by ErrolC
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Knights of the Sky exhibition, Omaka, New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Knights of the Sky exhibition, Omaka, New Zealand

Only the Caproni is real. ... Obviously best to time it for the airshow here That said I think it might be another few years before Poms are let back in! The Curtis MF flying boat and DH-4 also originals I thought? The WW2 section is normally closed during (and either side of) the show, as too many...
by ErrolC
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Mosquito FBVI TE910 in New Zealand
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: Mosquito FBVI TE910 in New Zealand

Fantastic! https://www.facebook.com/groups/119982544710555/permalink/4191872334188202/ Brendon Deere Joining our collection at Biggin Hill will be ex RNZAF P51D Mustang NZ2423. This aircraft has been part of the historic collection of the late John Smith at Mapua near Nelson for the last sixty years...
by ErrolC
Mon 15 Jun 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 5013

Re: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021

Reassuring that TVAL training days at least haven't been ruled out yet, otherwise fingers crossed all round.

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... 15#p630779
by ErrolC
Thu 28 May 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 5013

Re: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021

TVAL, very unsure how much they will come back after COVID-19 closedown. Wingnut Wings has effectively closed. The WOW announcement is carefully worded. It's worth it for me to go, as I expect there will at a minimum be a few TVAL machines on static that I haven't seen before. Omaka will definitely ...
by ErrolC
Mon 25 May 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 5013

Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021

Announced yesterday that they are going ahead, tickets on sale in July Everyone is assuming that those entering NZ (currently citizens and permanent residents only, likely about to be loosened) at that time will be locked in a hotel for two weeks before being allowed out. They don't commit to TVAL ...
by ErrolC
Fri 22 May 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 259
Views: 118889

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Mike wrote: ↑
Thu 21 May 2020, 5:57 pm
Those shots really bring home just how fugly the Tr.9 variant is.
Well that type of Tr.9, MH367 is much less so IMO.

ImageSpitfire magic by Errol Cavit, on Flickr
by ErrolC
Fri 08 May 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 452
Views: 138472

Re: Interesting Internet

A French A400M has made a couple of visits to Auckland International from French Polynesia this week. Friday's departure included some enthusiastic wing waggles :-) Beats the next several hours of boredom over the South Pacific. https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/300008726/watch-french-air-force-planes-...
by ErrolC
Sat 02 May 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4274

Re: Drive-in airshows?

Rough translation: no more air shows in New Zealand. Not under Level 2, no. Possible at Level 1, but there would be the risk of too many outbreaks occurring, and going back to Level 2 (for possibly just a region) at fairly short notice. No normal sort of airshow will be happening until things are v...
by ErrolC
Fri 01 May 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4274

Re: Drive-in airshows?

For example, planned 'Level 2' restrictions in NZ https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/covid-19-alert-system/#alert-level-2%C2%A0—-reduce Alert Level 2 — Reduce The disease is contained, but the risk of community transmission remains. Risk assessment Household transmission could be occurring. Single...
by ErrolC
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Warbirds On Parade 2020 Ardmore NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: Warbirds On Parade 2020 Ardmore NZ

Thanks Ronoz, selection more based on airframes unfamiliar to most here (as well showing the spirit of the day), rather than technical quality.
Nice work at Tyabb, I didn't think mine were different enough to also share :-)
by ErrolC
Sat 04 Apr 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Warbirds On Parade 2020 Ardmore NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Warbirds On Parade 2020 Ardmore NZ

For many years, New Zealand Warbirds Association has run two or three Open Days (with 3 one-hour flying slots) a year. This season, they held a members day in November, and 'Warbirds On Parade' on March 15th. This involved more visiting aircraft than the average for Open Days. Debut display for this...
by ErrolC
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

Cancelled m 15 March 2020 - by mandy deans The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Warbirds Airshow, Warbirds Over Wanaka, has been cancelled in the wake of the New Zealand Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Airshow, planned for Easter weekend, had been expected to attract 55,000 people ...
by ErrolC
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

Technically if visitors arrive before 27th March they can attend the airshow.
https://stuff.co.nz/national/health/cor ... 9-outbreak

From midnight Sunday, every person arriving in New Zealand will have to isolate themselves for 14 days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
...
Travel restrictions would be reviewed in 16 days, the PM said.
by ErrolC
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37915

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Inbound restrictions for NZ will impact most overseas visitors to Wanaka. I don't know if it will impact any planned display pilots.
https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/c ... 9-outbreak
by ErrolC
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37915

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

It's easy to say that it's a gathering at an airfield but we all know about the "scrum" for the crowd line. The acres of airfield behind you makes little difference when you are "shoulder to shoulder, lens to lens" and the loos? not the cleanest of places at many shows. It will ...
by ErrolC
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3:09 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

Anyone like to place bets on whether I'll be able to travel to New Zealand (via LAX) on 31/3? Small chance. Very little chance you will be able to get home via there, I would think. Re-book for Omaka next Easter? Unfortunately the dates for Wings Over Wairarapa 2021 (which is likely the only place ...
by ErrolC
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

Anyone like to place bets on whether I'll be able to travel to New Zealand (via LAX) on 31/3? Small chance. Very little chance you will be able to get home via there, I would think. Re-book for Omaka next Easter? Unfortunately the dates for Wings Over Wairarapa 2021 (which is likely the only place ...
by ErrolC
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37915

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

jingernut wrote:Ok... You've changed my mind... Twitter ramblings from someone I have never heard of have made me see sense.


So how many Italian-based epidemiologists can you name?
If 'None', why are you ignoring evidence from all on-scene experts in the matter?
by ErrolC
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 452
Views: 138472

Re: Interesting Internet

Nice set of photos of the prop inspection process for Spitfire PV270, undertaken at Ardmore NZ (aircraft is based at RNZAF Ohakea)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1199825 ... __tn__=H-R
by ErrolC
Sat 18 Jan 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

In 2018 I was staying in Queenstown, driving over the mountain early-ish (as it isn't a road that is nice to be following people on) and didn't have any issues with carpark queues into the Gold Pass area. I didn't speak with anyone using the shuttle. So not much help I'm afraid!
by ErrolC
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 9180

Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020

Just checking if you can be in Auckland on Sunday 15th March? m Are you planning on visiting NZ Warbirds at some point? I doubt all of their WW1 replicas will make it to Wanaka, and you can walk right up to all of their aircraft when taking a tour. Also, TVAL generally have pilot training weekends a...
by ErrolC
Mon 30 Dec 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 452
Views: 138472

Re: Interesting Internet

Some detail photos of Spitfire TB252 at AvSpecs, Ardmore NZ.
https://www.facebook.com/Avspecs/photos ... =3&theater