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Community Notices

Community Notices - November/December

Debbie Thompson —

Love and Dads Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand, Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020

Love and Dads Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand

Everyday in New Zealand (on average)  9 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer, and on average four out of five will survive. BCF have the vision to get this to a 100% survival rate.

I am looking for 100 Dads to photograph for this fundraiser.  The whole session fee goes to BCF, and its so important to exist in photographs with your children. Thank you.

Love and Dads Fundraiser

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA2020 Airshow › Schools Programme



Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow presents our Schools Programme for 2020 and we are delighted to invite students to participate. All students aged 0-16 are FREE to attend on Friday 10th April 2020.

One of WOW’s fundamental objectives is the education of young New Zealanders about our country’s aviation history. We aim to inspire young people to take an active interest in all facets of aviation at the Airshow.


This year we are excited to welcome the Royal New Zealand Air Force who will be partnering with Air New Zealand to present School to Skies: On the Road.

This programme travels all around the country and is a fully interactive hands on experience:

  • We bring with us a general aviation sized aircraft and provide opportunity for hands on maintenance/engineering and the exploration of how things work;

  • We introduce aviation-based science – the theory of flight (lift generation/4 forces, 3 axis of control and primary flight control surfaces etc.) in a super fun and engaging way;

  • We deliver a leadership package (covering problem solving, resilience and critical thinking);

  • We bring a variety of training aids with us that includes a wind tunnel, a standalone gas turbine engine (and a 3D printed sectioned model), model aircraft, jigsaw puzzle planes, parachutes, the actual plane, a VR experience and much, much more.

  • Our mobile program can cater for youngsters of all ages and is designed to be a super fun learning experience that builds confidence and fosters curiosity.


We invite all students and parents to join the Air Training Corps, 50th (Alexandra) Squadron Cadets on short tours running every half an hour from 9am until 12pm on the 10th April. The meeting point for the tours is outside the Warbirds Over Wanaka Event Office, straight ahead of the main entrance at Gate 1.

The tours will visit:

  • The RNZAF, USAF and other visiting Air Forces, who will provide an opportunity to learn about modern aircraft used in the Air Forces today. Students will also meet some of the men and women who work in the Air Force and have a look at future careers for themselves.

  • The School to Skies exhibit.

  • Sport Aircraft Display of microlights, homebuilts, replicas, sport aircraft projects and much more….

  • Classic American cars and stationary engines and the Warhorse (military re-enactors) display.

Whilst on the tour, the Air Cadets will be available to answer any questions about the training they receive and their exciting activities. After the tour, students and parents are free to wander around the Airshow and visit the market stalls, aviation trade and training stands and taste the delicious goodies on the food stalls. Many aircraft will also be practising their flight displays so students also need to keep their eyes on the sky!


  1. Please promote this offer to students and families.

  2. See above links to download the full WOW brochure and the Schools Programme flier. If required, we can post you some printed brochures.

  3. Please email info@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz by 20th March 2020 to give an approximate gauge of how many of your students are interested in attending.

  4. WOW will print the student tickets and hold them at a collection point beside the ticket boxes at the entrances to the Airshow. Students should collect these on the Friday morning upon arrival, any parents/adults accompanying them will be able to purchase tickets from the Ticket Box.

  5. Students are then encouraged to meet the Air Cadets, stationed outside the WOW Event Office ahead of the main entrance at Gate 1, for the Tour.

If you have any queries, please contact the WOW Office on 03 443 8619 or email info@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz

We hope all students will enjoy their day at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow!

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