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This Timeline mainly covers historic public displays prewar and later airshows containing military, warbird and classic aircraft presence. Other general aviation fly-ins and gatherings of limited public interest such as microlights, homebuilds, aerobatic meets and hang gliding are not necessarily included

 

1970

Air Display
Paraparaumu, 22nd of February 1970
____________Aircraft_Participant_____________
______Pilot_and_Crew______
RNZAF English Electric Canberra B(1)12 Solo Display_
NZ6111
_
Gavin Trethewey (Pilot)
Hamish Gray (Navigator)

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

RNZAC Air Pageant
Wanganui, 5th of March 1970
____________Aircraft_Participant_____________
______Pilot_and_Crew______
RNZAF English Electric Canberra B(1)12 Solo Display_
NZ6111
_
Gavin Trethewey (Pilot)
Hamish Gray (Navigator)

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

Final Canberra Display
RNZAF Base Ohakea, 3rd of August 1970
____________Aircraft_Participant_____________
______Pilot_and_Crew______
RNZAF English Electric Canberra B(1)12 Solo Display_
NZ6108
_
Gavin Trethewey (Pilot)
Dick Hurley (Navigator)

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

1971

Taieri Air Show
Hosted by the Otago Aero Club and the Otago Gliding Club
Sunday 7th of March 1971
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
________Pilot_and_Crew__________

Piper Cherokee 140

Piper Cherokee 140

Piper Cherokee Six

ZK-CNQ

ZK-CUW

ZK-DBC

 

 

B. Burns (Otago Aero Club CFI)

de Havilland Tiger Moth
ZK-AKH
Ian Ritchie, later Jack Hanlon

Dart Glider

Dart Glider

ZK-GEA

ZK-GDW

Cessna C180

Cessna C180

ZK-BVD

ZK-BFU

 

Canterbury Skydivers jumped from BFU

Piper Pawnee
ZK-BZK
Fu24 Fletcher
ZK-BHL
Cessna Agwagon
ZK-CQY
de Havilland Canada Chipmunk
ZK-ARL
Jack Hanlon
NZAI Airtourer 115
ZK-COZ
B. Burns (Otago Aero Club CFI)
Diamant
ZK-GGC
D. Waters

Cessna C172 (Joy Rides)

Cessna C172 (Joy Rides)

ZK-BPT

ZK-CSN

Piper Apache
ZK-BUA
Static Display
Piper Comanche
ZK-DAA
Static Display
Cessna Agwagon
ZK-CXO
Static Display
Cessna C180
ZK-BKG
Static Display
Cessna 177
ZK-CXM
Static Display
Piper Super Cub
ZK-BPK
Static Display
Auster J5F
ZK-BDY
Static Display
Eagle
ZK-GBG
Static Display

 

 

 


 

RNZAC Air Pageant
Nelson Airport, 27th of March 1971
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

RNZAF McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk

RAF Avro Vulcan (No. 50 Squadron)

NZ6208
_

XM606

John Scrimshaw
_

 

 

Notes: Thanks to Jim Barclay for the information on the Vulcan, and to John Scrimshaw for the Skyhawk information via Jim Barclay


RNZAF McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk NZ6208 at this Nelson RNZAC
Air Pageant. In the foreground is Flight Lieutenant Sean Robinson, the Maintenance Flight Commander of No. 75 Squadron RNZAF at the time, with Betty Beaumont, who was formerly a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliaiary (ATA) in Britain during WWII. (Photo unknown, via Jim Barclay)


John Scrimshaw taking off in Skyhawk NZ6208 at the Nelson RNZAC
Air Pageant (Photo unknown, via Jim Barclay)


Above: The No. 50 Squadron Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan XM606 at this
Nelson RNZAC Air Pageant (Photo Jim Barclay)


Above: The Avro Vulcan XM606 at this Nelson RNZAC Air Pageant
(Photo Jim Barclay)


 

1972

RNZAC Air Pageant
Hamilton Airport, 5th of March 1972
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

RAF Avro Vulcan (No. IX Squadron)

XH562

W/C Ron Dick (Captain)

Static
RNZAF AESL T6 Airtourer
NZ1762
Rick Bulger

 

Notes: Thanks to Jim Barclay for the information on the Vulcan


1973

RNZAC Air Pageant
Paraparaumu, February 1973
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

RAF Avro Vulcan B.2 (No. 50 Sqn)

 

 

RNZAF McDonnell Douglas A-4K
NZ62__
RNZAF BAC167 Strikemaster
NZ64__

 

Notes:

The Vulcan, Skyhawk and Strikemaster flew in a V formation. This was the first public air display in New Zealand for the Strikemaster type

 


 

MOTAT Opening
Western Springs, Auckland, 31st of March 1973
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

RNZAF Lockheed P-3B Orion

NZ4204

Rick Bulger & Crew

 

Notes:

Flypast over the Museum of Transport and Technology

 


 

1974

1975

New Zealand National Air Pageant
Hosted by Tauranga Aero Club (Inc.), Mount Maunganui
Saturday 1st of March 1975
____________Aircraft_Participant_____________
_

 

The Programme For This Event Was:

0900 Pilot Briefing

____Joyriding

1045 International Aerobatics (Zlin/Citabria/Tiger Moth)

1055 Mass Parachute Jump

1110 Home Builders Formation and Solo Aerobatics

1120 Glider Demonstration

1130 Professional New Zealand Champion 1975

1140 Dennis Thompson International Fly Past

1145 Grumman American Handling Demonstration

1150 Helicopter Handling Display

1200 James Aviation Top Dressing and Spraying

1220 Official Opening

1240 Lunch and Model Aircraft Display

1300 Rex Aviation Mass Display Multi and Single Engine Aircraft

1325 Dragsters Racing (Main Runway)

1335 Motor Bike v. Aircraft Race

1345 All Aircraft on Ground

1400 RNZAF Display Commences

1450 Joyriding Recommences

 

Notes:

The RNZAF Display was meant to be the 1975 Red Checkers Team but they cancelled that morning. See the Red Checkers page for more details

Any details of aircraft, registrations, pilots, etc would be appreciated

 


1976

1977

RNZAF Exercise Wise Owl 17 Open Day
Hamilton Airport, 29th of May 1977
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

RNZAF North American Harvard

NZ1076

FLt Lt Jim Barclay

 

Notes: Flight Lieutenant Jim Barclay flew two low level solo Harvard displays at this public open day at the tented camp for Exercise Wise Owl

Thanks to Jim Barclay for the information on this event


 

RNZAF Harvard Farewell
RNZAF Base Wigram, 24th of June 1977

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

North American Harvard

NZ1015

NZ1099

NZ1056

NZ1037

NZ1009

NZ1085

NZ1078

NZ1083

NZ1061

NZ1066

NZ1087

NZ1098

NZ1096

NZ1091

NZ1075

NZ1079

NZ1076

NZ1065

W/C Donald G. McAllister MBE

S/Ldr R.A. 'Del' DeLorenzo

Flt Lt Trevor Butler DFC

Flt Lt Kelvin Aldridge

G/C Geoffrey Hubbard

G/C Ian Gillard

Flt Lt Russell Cross

Flt Lt Andy Lyttle

Flt Lt Gordon Wood

Flt Lt Nigel Davey

S/Ldr Gordon Thompson

Flt Lt Ron Ferguson

Flt Lt Bruce Butterfield

W/C Alan Dyer

Flt Lt Peter Garnett

S/Ldr A.R. 'Bud' Miles

Flt Lt Jim Barclay

Flt Lt Dave Peters (Airborne Spare)

 

Notes: Jim Barclay says, "After the flypast Wg Cdr DG in NZ1015 and I brokeoff the formation - we did a loop in close formation after which I broke away and did a solo display. I think DG and I then joined up for a loop break and landed after all the other aircraft had touched down."

 


 

 

1978

South Canterbury Country Pageant
Ashburton Aerodrome, November 1978
__________Aircraft_Participant__________
_

Auster Aiglet

ZK-AUL

Laurie Prouting

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
ZK-CPE
Don McLeod (Airworks Ltd)
Whirlwide Bell Jetranger
ZK-HKD
de Havilland Canada Chipmunk
ZK-DUC
Ken Scott
Piper Pawnee
ZK-CNC
Yvonne Loader
Nimbus II Glider
ZK-GKU
Bruce Drake

 

Notes:

 


1979

 


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