Funders Support Warbirds

Wanaka:  Warbirds Over Wanaka has recognised support from a number of funding organisations which are helping ensure success for this Easter’s 30th Anniversary International Airshow.

Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Lion Foundation and Skycity Queenstown Casino Community Trust have all contributed to this year’s event.

Central Lakes Trust is providing funding for a number of essential services at the Airshow including safety fencing, sanitation and St John.

The Otago Community Trust has given funding to help with a new initiative at this year’s Airshow – the Aviation Training Mart.  This is an exhibition space where Airshow visitors can find more information about various careers in aviation.

Funds from the Lion Foundation have been used to purchase a new purpose-built ticket office for the event.  The new office is currently being constructed by CUBE Innovations in Hamilton and will be completed in time for this Easter’s Airshow.

The ticket office will have five windows allowing staff to process more people at once, allowing visitors to get into the Airshow quicker.

Late last year the Lion Foundation also provided funding to refurbish two public grandstands used at the Airshow and to light up the Aermacchi ‘gate guardian’ at the entrance to Wanaka Airport.

Skycity Queenstown Casino Community Trust is helping fund entertainment at the Airshow including the Frankie Singers who will perform on all three days.

The 30th Anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is being held on March 30th, March 31st and April 1st.  Information and tickets are available from

Photo: DC-3 cockpit, Phil Hosking.

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