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Classic Flyers are thrilled to announce the Royal New Zealand Air Force will deploy the Black Falcons aerobatic team to our annual Tauranga City Air Show. The event will take place on Saturday 20th January 2018 and is one not to be missed.

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

Amongst an excellent line-up of ex-military and aerobatic aircraft will be another crowd favourite; the “Roaring Forties” Harvard aerobatic team. With their trade mark spinning propeller “snarl” and the bark of big radial engines operating at high speed.

Classic Flyers have acquired yet another Grumman Avenger restoration project to be rebuilt alongside their current Avenger exhibit from Gisborne.

A great photo opportunity!

Witness three Avengers together for the first time since the 1950s! These include the airworthy example performing a bombing run and flying display, a second Avenger completely restored to static display status and a third aircraft in the early stages of restoration.

Joining the Avengers on the day will be other Classic Flyers static and operational exhibits including engine runs from the Aermacchi jet and P40 Kittyhawk.  

Dave Philips will be back for yet another of his spectacular Tiger Moth displays.  Look out too for the impressive Czech built L-39 Albatross jet. Steve Geard, of international aerobatic fame, will once more impress with his Yak 55M performing unbelievable stunts and racing a car on the runway too.

If the grass gets too hot out there – we may even have a real “Fire Fight”!

Watch the military vehicle crew display and hear the sound of big bangs as the show unfolds.

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. 

People are not permitted to bring their own alcohol or pets and smoking is prohibited. All terms and conditions are on the website (Click here).

Gates open at 1.30pm with the Airshow starting at 3.00pm.

Tickets available in advance from and from the Gift shop at Classic Flyers. Gate sales on the day, TECT cards can be presented to gain a $5.00 discount.
Adults $25, Children $15, Family $60 (2 x adults, up to 3 children)

Plenty of free parking is available on site. Access in Seawind Lane at Tauranga Airport.

Motorhomes welcome, please enquire in advance

For more information go to the official website
or the official Facebook page
or email 
or phone 07 5724000.
As further information about the events comes to hand we make available it.


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