Aerobatics in the sky

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Black Falcons aerobatic team did their first performance at 3pm. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Black Falcons aerobatic team left nothing but a puff of white smoke in the sky during their elaborate performance at the Tauranga City Air Show.

The Beech Texan T6C’s, imported in 2015, have yet to be displayed as a team in Tauranga, until now.

“To have them perform for ‘Classics of the Sky’ is a real privilege”, says Classic Flyers marketing manager Amy Scott.

The RNZAF plan to involve other aircraft as part of their display in addition to the Black Falcons.

Among the line-up of ex-military and aerobatic aircraft will be another crowd favourite; the ‘Roaring Forties’ Harvard aerobatic team, and Dave Philips will be back for yet another of his spectacular Tiger Moth displays.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic or they can purchase food and drink from the many food vendors on site.

Classic Flyers will have a limited bar facility for those who might like an alcoholic beverage while watching the show.

The Classics of Sky started at 3pm and goes on until 7pm at the Classic Flyers Centre on 9 Jean Battern Drive, Mount Maunganui.

1 Comment

Air Show

Posted on 21-01-2018 14:18 | By socantor01

Great show, but what was the make and model of the jet?

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