Organisers of the “Classics of the Sky”- (Tauranga City Airshow) are excited about a new format for the coming events in 2016.
There will now be two afternoon “mini airshows”, one in summer and one in autumn. Described as “family picnic type events”, the airshows are scheduled for mid-afternoon to evening, with static and flying aviation displays, food stalls and children’s entertainment. Air displays will start in the late afternoon and continue until evening.
Organisers have successfully run larger 2 day air-shows every two years since 2010, however it is felt that it is now time to try something different. Saturday, January 23rd along with Saturday March 19th are the two show dates set for 2016.
Each airshow will have a specific aviation theme. The themes for 2016 have not yet been announced as organisers are waiting to confirm participating aircraft. There will be a mix of classic aircraft, sports aircraft, military aircraft & gliders, along with local NZ Police teams & other displays.
Each airshow will have an associated event or special attraction – in January this will include the Mount Truck Show.
Previously held at Baypark, the Mount Truck Show organisers were looking for a venue with more space for more trucks, at the same time as the Classics of the Sky organisers were looking for an event to combine with the airshow, so the merging of intentions seemed appropriate and plans are well under way to provide the dual event for the local community.
Charity chosen to receive Truck Show proceeds.
Alex Salter, the organiser of the Mount Truck Show has advised, “ The Mount Truck Show 2016 is very excited to announce that the chosen charity for this event is the Trust power TECT rescue helicopter !! We thought this was a fitting charity to support as we are combining the truck show with a air show also The Trust power TECT Rescue helicopter provides an amazing service to people in need and are always on the look out for help.”
Information about the events will be available as it comes to hand. The official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/