Schedule for The Vintage Aviator Collection shows 2014/15

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These are held at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, about 90 minutes drive NNE of Wellington, NZ. Well worth it if you are holidaying in NZ over summer. If you have travelling companions who are less interested in early military aviation, there are many distractions in Wellington, and many fine wineries in the Wairarapa district. Important note per below: [QUOTE]Remember that if you want to see TVAL’s 4 originals or rare reproductions flying, you’ll need to come to a TVAL flying weekend. TVAL’s replica collection and sometimes one or two of our reproduction aircraft represent TVAL at other air shows. Facebook Announcement TVALs air shows are changing! Due to increasing numbers of aircraft and a heavy ‘away’ shows commitment both in NZ and overseas, our TVAL air shows are changing to accommodate more practice and handling for our pilots. Flying will now take place over the last weekend of every month from November to April. This season’s air shows commitment will unfortunately affect our new flying dates however we expect ‘the last weekend of every month’ to become the norm over coming seasons. Monthly flying will focus on handling and practice in the mornings and display practice in the afternoon with a late afternoon option to take advantage of the generally still evenings if weather has prevented flying during the day. The new flying weekends are casual with none of the previous air shows infrastructure, parking, food stalls etc., so bring your own seat and refreshments. Hangar tours will be offered outside of flying hours. Flying will be scheduled from 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday, with a Saturday only option of 6.00pm – 8.00pm if flying that day has been held up with weather. Additionally, the new flying weekends will see the introduction of the TVAL Supporters Club offering exclusive opportunities for enthusiasts from private group displays and pilot presentations to being first on the mailing list for our very limited up and coming Wellington Workshop Tours. More on this to come soon! Before we launch the Supporters Club, we need a more imaginative name! Put forward your suggestions and the winner will receive a free membership. Note them here on Facebook or email Sara at [email]tours@tval.co.nz[/email] Here are the dates for this season’s weekend flying. Remember that if you want to see TVAL’s 4 originals or rare reproductions flying, you’ll need to come to a TVAL flying weekend. TVAL’s replica collection and sometimes one or two of our reproduction aircraft represent TVAL at other air shows. November 29th & 30th 2014 TVAL Flying Weekend December 27th & 28th. 2014 TVAL Flying Weekend January 17th – 19th 2015 See us at Wings over Wairarapa {Held at Hood, but a general airshow with a historical emphasis, unsurprisingly} January 31st & 1st February 2015 TVAL Flying Weekend February 24th – 1st March 2015 See us at Avalon, Australia March No flying weekend See us at Classic Fighters Omaka 3rd - 5th April 2015 http://www.classicfighters.co.nz/ April 25th & 26th 2015 TVAL Flying Weekend
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DAMN!!!!! I'm going to be leaving NZ on the 29th from Auckland - if that first flying weekend was a week earlier!!!!!! FB

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Rats for you! Their prior schedule would have had a show on Nov 11 (indeed I have airline tickets to Wellington for it that need changing). Missing the presumed 'Pearl Harbor' Warbirds Open day at Ardmore (Auckland) in early Dec as well. Need any help finding aviation museums? The one in Tauranga is much better than what you would expect from a small city.

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Same approach for 2015/16 www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=903897289681521 This 2015-2016 season The Vintage Aviator will be hosting ‘Flying Weekends’ at Hood Aerodrome in Masterson. It will take place the last Saturday and Sunday of every month from November to April. The flying weekends are casual so make sure to bring your own seat and refreshments. Tickets are sold $20 for adults and $10 for children. Flying will be scheduled from 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday, with a Saturday only option of 6.00pm – 8.00pm if flying that day has been held up with weather. Hangar tours will also be offered outside of flying hours. The guided tours will be $15 for adults and $10 for children. My photos from January 2015 https://www.flickr.com/photos/errolgc/sets/72157648434740963 https://www.flickr.com/photos/errolgc/sets/72157650330063619 https://www.flickr.com/photos/errolgc/albums/72157650301926539