WW1 Fighters Fly Again

World War One aircraft take to the skies in NZ

Aces Flying High

The Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 air show in Masterton, New Zealand featured many spectacular flying displays but something really cool about this show was being able to see many World War One era wooden framed, fabric covered biplane and triplane aircraft take flight. The Knights of the Sky return!

The Vintage Aviator who are based at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton provided the World War One era aircraft for the air show (when the winds allowed them to fly). They maintain and operate all of the aircraft on behalf of the 1914-18 Aviation Heritage Trust which has a major benefactor in Peter Jackson the famous New Zealand movie maker.

The Vintage Aviator do not just produce and display replica aircraft (made to look like originals), they also build reproduction aircraft following the original plans and building techniques while using as many original parts as possible (especially engines). “Our primary aim is…

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