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Warbirds Flypast Tomorrow

Warbirds Flypast Tomorrow

As a lead up to the Warbirds over Wairarapa Airshow at the weekend there will be a bit of activity over the city tomorrow (Friday).

A formation comprising Mosquito (Keith Skilling), Spitfire (Gavin Trethewey) and P40 Kittyhawk (Liz Needham) plans to overfly the city and Wellington airport tomorrow at 1215. The flight will be extensively covered by press (including television) and aviation enthusiasts.

The plan is to get airborne from Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, at 1155 to be over the city at 1210-1215. They will be using the callsign “HOOD FORMATION”.

The desired route for RWY34 is:

MS – Hutt Valley – Petone – city waterfront – Island Bay – left base for run down RWY34 at the airport – vacate to MS via the harbour.

The desired route for RWY16 is:

MS – Hutt Valley – Petone – city waterfront – right base for run down RWY16 at the airport – right turn to Island Bay – back over the city to vacate to MS via the harbour.

Of course, it is weather and traffic dependant but the Airways team at Wellington tower are on to it and will be doing their best to facilitate the flypast over the city and the airport as requested.

All pilots are very experienced military and/or airline aircrew and in formation flying. The formation will be led by the Mosquito.

It will be worth a look from a vantage point either in the your building or if you prefer the sound of a Merlin engine in full cry, perhaps the waterfront. If they can fly the routes proposed you will get to see them twice, once when they first arrive and secondly after they have flown over the airport.


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