Black Falcons to perform one off public display

One of the new T-6C Texans.

On the evening of Friday, January 17 at 1830 – that’s 6.30pm in normal language – the RNZAF ‘Black Falcons’ display team are performing a special one-off advance display for the Tauranga public.

The display team will perform their world-class aerobatic routine over Mount Main Beach on Friday evening, ahead of their Saturday afternoon Classics of the Sky Airshow display.

Introduced to the RNZAF as their new pilot trainer in 2016 and named after the Karearea – New Zealand’s native black falcon – these T6 Texan aircraft boast the most modern of military pilot training technology: Pressurised cockpits – with a capability of operating at 30,000 feet, collision and terrain avoidance systems, individual pilot locator beacons and of course ejection seats make them a state of the art military trainer designed to train any military pilot to very high capability levels.

The ‘Falcons’ are the specially trained display team who in many cases are instructors and pilots from other facets of the Airforce, and who also provide a front line public presence with their team display.

So get on down to Main Beach - or up the Mount - on Friday, January 17 at 6.30pm and get an amazing shot of what the Black Falcons can do.

Classics of the Sky:

Tauranga City Airshow follows with ‘Choppers Trucks and Texans’ on Saturday, January 18 featuring a celebrity race truck driver racing a chopper, 180 plus big rigs on display, aerobatic displays, a fire-fight and even a bit of comedy.

Get in early on Saturday afternoon to find a good parking spot on the airfield and bring your deck chair.

Gates open at 1.30pm – tickets available at the gates or on Eventfinda.

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Posted on 04-12-2019 14:58 | By BVG

Great to see these guys warming up with a public display on Friday evening. Its a good opportunity to show some of our youth just what they can aspire to.

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