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Tauranga was the place to be when the Tauranga City Air Show filled the skies over the city’s airport again, providing a dynamic event for both Bay of Plenty citizens and visitors alike.

Despite the gloomy weather the airport was the best place to see one of the best range of display aircraft available in New Zealand, with a full on spectacle from classic piston engine and jet fighters, supported bbuy online 140y a wide range of other aircraft, including those of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, helicopters and civilian aerobatic teams.

This time there was a practice day on the Saturday followed by an airshow on the Sunday with a full-on family programme on the Sunday to complement the aviation spectacular.  While the poor weather on Sunday meant we had to shorten the display and a few of the display acts were not able to participate we had everything from skydivers, gliders, a great range of food and refreshments, a host of trade and topical interest exhibits right through to heavy military iron.

For those people that missed the airshow we are being asked if there is going to be an official Airshow DVD this year.
Unfortunatly we are not publishing an official "Classic of the Sky" DVD. However there will be considerable footage on YouTube which is available to the public.
Details of links to official video footage and photographs will be listed on the airshow website
Remaining DVD stocks from past airshows 2010 and 2012 are also available at the Museum Shop or from this website

The official Facebook page for the Classics of The Sky Tauranga City Airshow is still open, and there are many great photos on this page that can be shared.
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Look out for some great photos from the airshow that will be posted here soon.

Note from the 2012 organising committee...

Thank you to everyone who supported us over the weekend.   

Feedback includes:

I thoroughly enjoyed our day yesterday. The organisation from the entry directions, car park management, unfailing courtesy of all concerned such as stall holders to the final wave to the marshallers when leaving the grounds was beyond reproach. As an old airforce pilot who trained on Tiger Moths and Harvards I enjoyed the flying programme immensely. From observation, all attendees, young and old, shared our pleasure. I hope today's show is just as successful. Congratulations! Regards, Ian Ness (Very ex Sqn/Ldr)

"Bloody brilliant show. well worth the money. amazing what you can make a plane do! great atmosphere and fantastic family day out... bring on the next show!"  (from Bay of Plenty Times comments/website)

;We had a wonderful two days in the VIP marquee.  Thank you for your generous offer and the personal attention given us by host Graeme and hostesses Jan and Sheryl.  You really did us proud, and we can't thank you enough.  The show was fantastic, non stop on Sunday, and the highlight apart from the Corsair was definitely the Hunter."


Hi there, I posted on your Facebook page but thought you might like a link here too. The show was fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed both days but definitely Saturday was a stunner.  Just a few of my 2000+ photos...still sorting! :)
Thanks for viewing.
Shellie Evans

"Thank you for organizing such a fantastic event. We brought a group totaling nine and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We booked online, came from Auckland and parked on the airfield. Everything was seamless and brilliant. Well done."


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