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Take to the skies at Wings Over Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa is receiving increased interest from Australian incentive planners looking for a unique event to kick-off 2011.

Aeronautical excellence: Wings over Wairarapa

Widely regarded as one of Australasia’s largest and fastest-growing air shows, Wings Over Wairarapa, held from January 21-23, 2011, rivals any show for display content flying displays and reputation.

The impressive aerobatic displays are then matched only by the wines on offer from the nearby Martinborough vineyards, a region located 1.5-hours from the heart of Wellington.

“Wings Over Wairarapa 2011 will really see this event come of age,” said event manager Liz Pollock. “Now in its 12 year we are expecting over 50,000 to attend over the three days of the event.

“Gates will open from lunch time on the Friday, the shows Official Practice day, to give visitors the opportunity to look around the many trade sites that will be featured and also to watch the various display aircraft go through their paces before the first official day on the show on the Saturday,” she said.

A number of the feature aircraft attending the show have already been announced and are detailed on the show’s recently launched website –

These include aircraft from The Vintage Aviator Collection, the largest privately-owned collection of WWI aircraft in the world, which is based at Hood Aerodrome, along with some ‘stars’ from WWII, a number of which will be making their air show debut at Wings Over Wairarapa 2011. 

Over 70 aircraft will be displayed at the show representing a unique pictorial account of the history of aviation.

While celebrating the historical significance of WWI and WWII military aircraft, the show will also feature displays from other rarely seen vintage aircraft, heart-stopping agricultural displays, gliding, commercial and helicopter displays, home builts, microlights, gyrocopters, jet formations and thrilling aerobatics.

The flying each day will culminate in a dramatic pyrotechnic display and mock air field attack lighting up the skies and thrilling the crowds.

The theme of the 2011 show, ‘We Will Remember’, will celebrate not only the aircraft but the men and women that have shaped the history of aviation, making it a tribute show not to be missed.

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