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Little accidents happen to the best of us..! 😜

Seen here is a taxiing accident on the tarmac in front of No. 3 Hangar, between Harvard NZ1095 (left) and Harvard NZ1097 at RNZAF Station Wigram.

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📷: RNZAF Official, Ref WgG368-48
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Little accidents happen to the best of us..! 😜

Seen here is a taxiing accident on the tarmac in front of No. 3 Hangar, between Harvard NZ1095 (left) and Harvard NZ1097 at RNZAF Station Wigram.

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📷: RNZAF Official, Ref WgG368-48

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Many reams of paper work later it was decided the culprit should be suitable for flying a desk ?

Should buff out

Just unbolt the stuffed wing, on goes a new one.

Dad used to tell us about Corsairs doing that often with "little" forward visibility

One new "Housing Officer" about to be appointed.

will buff right out

Probably wound up as a Group Captain.

Martin Pengelly don't look......

Looks like neither of the pilots was weaving....wonder if they were actually both moving? As in one was stopped or even not even manned? The one on the right had its engine running but what about the other one. 🤔

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There's something so beautiful about flying in formation, don't you think? 😍

Seen here is a view of a formation of No. 42 Squadron aircraft over the sea.
From left to right, can you identify the aircraft in the photo?

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📷: RNZAF Official, Ref OhG5681-56
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Theres something so beautiful about flying in formation, dont you think? 😍 

Seen here is a view of a formation of No. 42 Squadron aircraft over the sea. 
From left to right, can you identify the aircraft in the photo? 

Find more gems like this one in our online photo library! ▶️ https://buff.ly/33klpLh

📷: RNZAF Official, Ref OhG5681-56

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DC-3/C-47 in lead position. I like it! ;)

Mustang de havllen dc3 and maybe a pair of harvids?

P-51, Dove, C-47, Avenger, Harvard?

Wow that’s a Warbirds over Wanaka dream formation right there, the 51 is probably close to stalling, actually does the pilot have the flaps out ?

Mustang, Devon, Dakota, Avenger & Harvard

And from memory apart from the Mustang all are still around either still flying (Harvard and Devon) or in the Air Force Museum (Avenger and C47)

Not 100 percent sure but fairly confident my Father was flying the Dakota in this formation

We have several pictures of this and I recall him telling me how difficult it was to keep formation as the Harvard was at full speed and the mustang wasn't much above stalling speed

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What a wonderful moment seeing Orion NZ4203 fly over Wigram today on its final flight into retirement. Did you spot it? Let us know where you were - we'd love to see your photos/videos! ✈

Images below taken by our Keeper of Photographs, Matthew O'Sullivan.
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What a wonderful moment seeing Orion NZ4203 fly over Wigram today on its final flight into retirement. Did you spot it? Let us know where you were - wed love to see your photos/videos! ✈

Images below taken by our Keeper of Photographs, Matthew OSullivan.

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I'll never forget where I was the FIRST time I saw an Orion, on the school field during lunchtime at Primary. I was already dead keen on the Airforce, and the Orion remained the only RNZAF aircraft I hadn't seen in person. I could tell from the noise alone that it wasn't the standard Air NZ ATR or Q300 approaching, and when I saw those 4 smokey lines trailing through the sky, I started running up and down the field in excitement. To this day, it's still a special occasion to see one in the air.

The children at BestStart Wigram building 2 loved watching it fly over this afternoon. It's all they could talk about for the rest of the day. ✈🛩

As an ex airman they must have had my address in Halswell as they came straight over my house! Bought back memories.

Saw it over Burwood Red Zone area at 5min before 1. Thought he would come round again after the 1pm Fly Over of Wigram. Nope

From the Memorial Garden from outside the Museum

Scott Jamieson

Such a beautiful aircraft! Always loved the P3.

Saw her flying over today, such a distinct sound. Will the museum be getting one eventually?

Was waiting on a courier delivery so had to film it from home in Kittyhawk Ave. I had intended to walk down to the museum to get a better shot.

Next time can we get a heads up of when it will be flying over .. i would of arranged my day around be ing to see it .

Just east of Woodbourne, on flight track. Excuse the photos, taken on my camera, and don't have a computer so took photo with my cheap phone off camera.

Where are they sending her ?

Heard it fly over my place just off Springs Rd, but too late to get outside to see it.

Only one I could get from Muesum

Why is it being dismantled??? Good to see one of the others will end up at Wigram.

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