Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
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!
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2501 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.
Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2505 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?
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
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 ) Just about every airfield in Florida that I have been to has at least one, most have several.
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.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2491 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.
Glenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2459 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.
Sia744 From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2438 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...
NZL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2405 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