Via Brian Harmer’s daily weblog come some wonderful photographs from the “Wings over Wairarapa” airshow in New Zealand. If I ever find myself heading to the other side of the planet, I will need to put this on my to-do list. Very cool!

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Aviation heaven!

(If you don’t like aircraft, come back tomorrow). There was a time when “Wings Over Wairarapa” was a small and slightly amateurish airshow at a tiny provincial airfield. That image was blown out of the water yesterday.

Of course, it’s still a tiny provincial airfield, but in all other respects, it was a world-class air show. In those earlier times, the fees were correspondingly low. This time, adult admission was $55 per day. Before I got there I thought it expensive. With hindsight I would have paid double for what we got.

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