Phew, sorry about that little delay in getting part 3 up people.
These are the best shots though, (I personally think) so hopefully it will be enjoyable for you too. :)
The shots are from Ardmore airshow, Auckland, New Zealand.
1. First off is this North American Trojan, which did a brief display along with a Cessna Bird Dog.
2. Now here is a WWII aircraft that some of you may not have seen before, It's a Messerschmitt BF-108. The aircraft is not a replica, it is original, and is a recent addition to the Warbirds collection. I believe this particular example was used in Poland.
3. This is a familiar aircraft to many New Zealanders. The De Havilland Vampire was the first jet fighter operated by the RNZAF and entered service in the early 1950's. The air force operated quite a large number of these, although this is one of the few remaining aircraft.
4. And this is a rare sight in NZ, a Fouga Magister. I have no info about this plane, I'm not even sure its NZ registered, although I think it has a civil reg.
5. This Hawker Hunter is privately owned, (wouldn't you just love to own one of these!?) and is identified by the small Silver Fern on the side, the logo of New Zealand. Despite being civilian registered, I have seen this aircraft on the tarmac at Whenuapai Air Force Base, although it was probably just there for fuel. The aircraft did an amazing display, with some low level rolls, and an incredible takeoff and parachute landing as the runway is just barely long enough at Ardmore for the Hunter!
**and now, what I have been promising for days now, this was most definitely the star of the show**
6. This, I believe, is a first for any airshow anywhere in the world. A display by one of Air New Zealands "spare" Boeing 747-400's.
Several fly pasts at very low altitude were enough to blow pretty much everyone's hat off, and deafen them for a few days.
There was also a sound link to the flight crew, so they kept us people down on the ground informed about what they were doing, and they sounded like they were having as much fun as us. Being able to pass over a crowd of thousands at very low altitude and following it up with some VERY steep turns must be a lot of fun.
Well, I sincerely hope you liked all of those shots!
Comments are very much welcome! :-wave :-wave :-wave