Warbirds over Wanaka 2006


This is the official DVD of ‘Warbirds over Wanaka’ 2006 – presented by Jim Hickey.

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New Zealand’s premier airshow.

For three days over Easter 2006, Wanaka became centre-stage for an extravaganza of aerial action never before seen in New Zealand.  Perhaps the most spectacular venue in the world for an airshow, Wanaka is nestled on the shores of an azure blue lake amongst the mighty peaks of the Southern Alps.

This superbly produced DVD chronicles the mighty warbirds aircraft on show at this world-renowned event.  The flimsy aircraft of WWI, the heroes of WWII, the fighters of Korea and the awesome jets of Vietnam and beyond display in a natural amphitheatre with a backdrop of stunning scenery.

Since 1988 aviation entrepreneur Sir Tim Wallis and latterly his ‘Warbirds over Wanaka’ subsidiary have presented increasingly spectacular airshow at Wanaka, which now attract over 100,000 visitors.  The 2006 airshow was no exception and broadcaster Jim Hickey guides us through an exclusive look at the show – including:

  • Special Aerobatic displays by world champion Jurgis Kairys and Svetlana Kapanina.
  • Spectacular on-board cameras capture pilots-eye views of the action.
  • Superb air to air photography gives unique perspectives of warbirds in flight.
  • Exclusive RAAF F-III display for the cameras.

Originally shot in High Definition, Warbirds over Wanaka 2006 is the definitive record of this world class event.