Warbirds over Wanaka: 15, 16, 17th April 2022 – POST
Three days of high-octane aviation excitement at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow over Easter weekend (15, 16, 17th April) at Wanaka Airport, New Zealand.
The scenery this show is set in is spectacular! Renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes and wilderness, this natural amphitheatre provides a stunning backdrop for the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow.
After being forced to cancel 2020 Warbirds Over Wanaka, organisers are determined to deliver a stunning airshow at Easter 2022. Organisation is well under way and discussions have already been held with various aircraft owners both in New Zealand and overseas with a view to having them on the flightline at what will be the 17th edition of this world-renowned event.
Warbirds Over Wanaka is famous for attracting a wide variety of privately owned Warbird aircraft along with their modern-day counterparts from the likes of the RNZAF, RAAF (F-111’s, F-18’s & Hawks etc), USAF (B-52, F-16’s, C-17 Globemaster) and French Air Force.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force has confirmed it will be at Wanaka in force to celebrate its 85th Anniversary. Warbirds Over Wanaka has an enviable record of attracting other air forces such as the RAAF, USAF and French Air Force and they’re expected to be back to help celebrate the RNZAF’s 85th.
Airshow organisers also confirm that a rare German-based Polikarpov 1-16 will be at the Airshow along with the return of Jet Racing which lit up the skies in 2014, with five jets racing metres apart around an aerial racetrack.
In total more than 100 aircraft will be on display, from Spitfires and Mustangs, to the polished Harvard and Yak display teams. All the aerial action will be backed up by stunning pyrotechnics, set against a backdrop of the majestic Southern Alps.
While the aircraft are the main focus of their event, there are a lot of other displays on the ground which have made this show so successful over the past 33 years.
The amazing pyrotechnics, the Warhorse re-enactor groups, the aircraft for sale and other exhibitors will all be back to make 2022 a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.
Includes: 4 nights 4 star (TA rating) accommodation, retail car and 3 day Gold (Grandstand seating!) Pass –
Packages from $1,139 per person !!!
Above package but with G.A pass packages from – $939 per person
Contact us for a quote on domestic flights to get you there. (Above based on twin share and current availability), or if you’re just after tickets or accommodation – contact us for a quote.
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We have access to dozens of motels and resorts in the Wanaka and Queenstown area according to budget. We can also easily add on domestic and international flights from your home city as well.
A few options are highlighted below, but please contact us for a quote – we can tailor a part or full package to your needs.
Package includes: Queenstown airport pick up/drop off and 5-day car rental, 4 nights City View studio apartment 4-star accommodation in central Queenstown and a 3-day GOLD pass to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow.
Gold Pass packages start from $1,109 per person
Silver Pass packages start from $979 per person
General Admission packages start from $889 per person.
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Two bedroom lake View Apartment Packages
Package includes: Queenstown airport pick up/drop off and 5-day car rental, 2-bedroom lake view apartment 4 star accommodation in central Queenstown and a 3-day GOLD Pass to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow.
Gold Pass packages start from $939 per person
Silver Pass packages start from $819 per person
General Admission packages start from $719 per person
Package includes: Queenstown airport pick up/drop off and 5-day car rental, 4 nights accommodation in Wanaka and a 3-day GOLD pass to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow.
Gold Pass packages start from $1,355 per person
Silver Pass packages start from $1,239 per person
General Admission packages start from $1,149 per person.[above is a guide only, based on twin share, King bed]
While every attempt is made to display these aforementioned magnificent aircraft (either static or flying) it is of course subject to confirmation closer to the time and dare I mention the bloody COVID19 drama. As you can imagine there are a number of factors which affect the attendance of specific aircraft. Thanks to Gavin Conroy, Geoff Soper and Andreas Zeitler for images.
We have other airshow events on around the world in 2021 and 2022 already. Keep an eye on our web site www.airshowtravel.co.nz for updates and also if you’re on social media we have lots of pictures and stories uploaded regularly – Instagram and Facebook.
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