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Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Hello everyone!

I woulk like to ask, how come there is so mant warbirds and private (military) aircraft in AU and New Zealand? I don't know any place in the USA were you can shoot such old/restored warbirds. Glenn just shoot's ans shoot's those beauty's!


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Just just 2, out of a lot more.

I know I can get a ton of private prop float planes/taildraggers/ski planes and much more in AK, but just not like the oldies in AU and New Zealand. Would like to hear from you guys.

-Dmitry

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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Alaska there are a ton of warbirds in the states. They just aren't at any of the major airports. Look for them at the GA fields, I see them everyday, and have flown quite a few.

Oh BTW the second aircraft is an Extra, it is an unlimited class aerobatic aircraft (used for competion work and by a select few airshows). Its made in Germany and is imported to the States by Aerosport based 60 miles from where I am. In fact a few of my friends work there.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Well I know there are warbirds in the states, but doesn't seem that many compared to AU and NZ. Alaska is were I live, and that would be hard to find them here. I know thats an Extra 300, those things are amazing, must be really fun to fly. I wish I can fly one of those someday, you also a Private Pilot?

-Dmitry


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Yep,

I am just going to tell you the warbirds are all over the place, visit Oshkosh or Sun n Fun you would be amazed at the sheer number that there are (and those are many a fraction of the ones out there, heck some of the guys that fly in own more than one war bird Big grin ) Just about every airfield in Florida that I have been to has at least one, most have several.

Extras,
Fun fun fun plane to fly, real responsive. It has no angle of incedence, so it flies just as well right side up as upside down. The roll rate is fantastic (360+/sec), vertical penetration is ok, more than enough for advanced a little lacking in unlimited. At least thats what I hear, I fly a little aerobatics for fun. But because of money issues I only judge the routines, because I can't afford to practice enough to stay competion current. Though I want to get a Super D or a Citabria and do sportsman on a regular basis.

When you leave Alaska and maybe come to Florida, you will see a whole new world of GA. I highly suggest visiting Spruce Creek (6FL0) in Port Orange, FL on a Saturday morning (about 8:00am). Its just a site to behold. Taildraggers, Cessnas, Beechs, and warbirds, all departing at the same time, in many small formations, all going to get breakfast. I have flown with those guys a couple of times, some of these guys formation skills are military trained, very precise.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Try Chino in California. More warbirds than you can shake a stick at.

I think they just seem to be more in NZ and Australia because it is a smaller area. (Yes, I know Australia is as large, if not larger, than the U.S. But population wise....) Things are much more concentrated, so you have more birds in one place. As opposed to the US where they are spread all over the place.

You just gotta get out more  Smile


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Well I haven't been to many GA airports in the dwon in the states, but maybe someday.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Nope, I have to travel a lot to get these Warbirds. Last weekend was a 2.5 hour drive one way. next weekend is an 8 hour drive one way. The ones in Brissy which I haven't shot yet takes a day to drive (unless I fly of course) I have no option but to fly for about 4 hours to New Zealand and then about a 3 hour drive on top of that.

I wish it was all concentrated in one area  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Glenn, but there seems to be a whole lot of them at one airport, am I right?

You ever thinking of coming up to Alaska? You would get so much pictures that you wouldn't be able to bring enough memory with you (just joking, but you would get TONS OF GA AIRCRAFT)!

-Dmitry


User currently offlineSia744 From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

Well I am in fact an Aussie myself, currently living in Brisbane. I do know for a fact that there are heaps of restored warbirds registered here, but they are usually located in the South around Bankstown Airport (West of Sydney) and accross to New Zealand.

I know of a warbirds website based in New Zealand, which I'll try to find the address for...

~Simon
Aus Spotters


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Thanks Simon!

-Dmitry


User currently offlineNZL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Mainly warbirds in NZ are based in the Auckland area, or down in Wanaka with others scattered around the contry. Most the NZ photos Glenn has taken are at the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow. A large number of the country's warbirds and classic types attend this airshow held every 2 years.

A good site for NZ aircraft is www.kiwiaircraftimages.com


User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

and another

www.warbirdz.net


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