Remarks: Rare Cabin photo (looking rearwards) of Lockheed Lodestar C60A VH-XUS Cn 18-2388, taken at the Wanaka Transport Museum in New Zealand on 04Apr2010. Two dummies in USAAC uniform are at rear. I did a 0.2 hour sight-seeing flight over (new) Parliament House Canberra in this aircraft on 13Mar1993, and I also photographed this aircraft while she was on static display at the Inaugural 1992 Avalon Airshow, in Victoria, Australia. The aircraft was painted in USAAC livery (and the Nose Art wording was 'Flew the Coop'). She was originally delivered to the USAAC as 42-55951 in 1943.
Remarks: Front view of Goodyear FG-1D Corsair ZK-COR, being flown over the airfield by Keith Skilling during a flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010. Photo taken in sunny conditions on Sunday 04Apr10. (This is not an Air to Air photo.) The long nose and 'gull wings' of the Corsair are distinctive. This aircraft type featured in a 1970s television series called 'Baa Baa Blacksheep'/ 'Black Sheep Squadron'. The WWII US Marine Corps Corsair unit - VMF-214, led by Major Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington, was based at Espirito Santo.
Remarks: Port side view of P-51D Mustang ZK-SAS (Named: 'Dove of Peace', Code LH-X), taxying out of the Warbids enclosure, before a flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010 (in sunny conditions) on Sunday 04Apr10. The canopy frame shows 19.5 Victories over German aircraft in WWII. (That is a four-blade 11 foot diameter propeller, needed to convert the Packard Merlin's power and torque into airspeed). The Pilot, Robert Borrius-Broek, operates the Mustang with Jetflights of Wanaka NZ, along with an Albatros L-39.
Remarks: Front Stbd side view of De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide NX89DH (G-ADDD) taxying on the grass after landing on Wanaka's Rwy 29 on Sunday 04Apr2010 in sunny conditions. Photo taken after the Dragon Rapide's arrival at Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) 2010. The aircraft is painted in the Royal Blue/Red livery used by the UK 'Royal Flight' in 1935. This was the personal aircraft of King George V.
Remarks: Close cropped front Stbd view of Yak-52 ZK-YAC taxying back beside Rwy 11, after a formation flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010, in dull overcast conditions on Saturday 03Apr2010. The Yak-52 is painted in Russia Air Force camouflage livery (and wears Code 718). The propeller is the standard two blade unit. (A three blade propeller was fitted to this aircraft in 2006.) The aircraft, with both seats occupied, looks good with a mountain background.
Remarks: Side view of P-40E Kittyhawk ZK-RMH (NZ3009), before another flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010, on Saturday 03Apr2010. This photo shows the Red propeller spinner and Sharkmouth Nose Art. (The aircraft was in Flying Tigers livery.) The aircraft has started take-off roll on Rwy 29, with a passenger in the rear seat. ZK-RMH is owned by the Old Flying Machine Company, and was on loan to the Old Stick and Rudder Company, Masterton NZ.
Remarks: Stbd side view of De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth ZK-ALJ taxying in on Sunday 04Apr2010, in sunny conditions. The Pilot is wearing a Red helmet and White scarf, closely matching the Tiger Moth's Red /Silver livery. Photo taken on the last day of Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) 2010.
Remarks: Close cropped rear Port-side view of 3 Squadron RNZAF UH-1H Iroquois helicopter NZ3804, taken during a handling display at Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) 2010, on Sunday 04Apr2010. The main doors are open, and the lower 'cable-cutter' is visible in this view. Sadly, Sister-ship NZ3806 crashed near Pukerua Bay (about 40 km North-East of Wellington) early in the morning on 25Apr2010. The helicopter was one of three flying from their Ohakea base to Wellington for an Anzac Day Flypast. Three crew died in the crash, and one was seriously injured. Condolences are extended to families and friends of the crew.