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Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:40 pm

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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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:50 pm

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.
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:57 pm

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
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:26 pm

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.

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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.
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Sun Sep 22, 2002 10:05 pm

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
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Mon Sep 23, 2002 3:19 am

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

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Mon Sep 23, 2002 2:26 pm

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
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Mon Sep 23, 2002 4:38 pm

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
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Tue Sep 24, 2002 7:11 am

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
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:46 am

Thanks Simon!

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Tue Sep 24, 2002 5:11 pm

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
 
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RE: Warbids In Australia And New Zealand.

Tue Sep 24, 2002 5:27 pm

and another

www.warbirdz.net

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