On Waitangi weekend, 6th and 7th February 2010, Tauranga will be the place to be when the inaugural Tauranga City Air Show fills the skies over the city’s airport, providing a dynamic event for both Bay of Plenty citizens and visitors alike.
At the airport will be the best display aircraft available in New Zealand, with a full on spectacle from classic piston engine and jet fighters, supported by a wide range of other aircraft, including those of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, helicopters and civilian aerobatic teams. The conference of the Sport Aircraft Association of NZ will add to the experience with more than 100 aircraft from their New Zealand wide membership attending that same weekend.
The full air show will be on the Sunday following practice on the Saturday, while full family fun programs run on both days. Expect balloon rides, live music from ‘pop to brass’, skydivers, gliders, a great range of food and refreshments, a host of trade and topical interest exhibits right through to heavy military iron and battle re-enactments.