Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds over Wanaka 2004

Highlights of Warbirds over Wanaka 2004

First appearance of Lavochkin LA-9
Breitling Fighters led by Ray Hanna make final public appearance
Strong WWI presence
Return to New Zealand of the only airworthy RNZAF Corsair
Sopwith Camel and Spitfire in unique filmed formation
Thrilling display by Jurgis Kairys
Buzz Aldrin special guest.

TVAL Aircraft Participating

Sopwith F1 Camel ...................... Gene DeMarco
Avro 504K ................................. Daren Banfield 
Bristol F2B Fighter .....................Andrew Vincent
Fokker Dr I Triplane ................... John Lanham (Von Richthofen)

Unique event

Sopwith F.1 Camel and Spitfire formation flyby. Only 20 years separate the development of the aircraft - 1916 vs. 1936