Vintage experience

Strikemaster pilot Mark Helliwell prepares to taxi out to the Wanaka Airport runway with a Solera employee in the passenger seat. Photo by Mark Price.
Strikemaster pilot Mark Helliwell prepares to taxi out to the Wanaka Airport runway with a Solera employee in the passenger seat. Photo by Mark Price.

Air traffic above Wanaka and Lake Hawea will increase over the next few days as 45 Americans are treated to flights in vintage aircraft.

A Mustang and a Strikemaster from Auckland company Strikemaster Ltd have been brought in to carry top-performing staff of Texan software company Solera, who are visiting New Zealand as part of a company incentive.

Strikemaster owner Brett Nicholls said planning for the flights began about 11 months ago and Wanaka Airport was chosen over Queenstown because it was less busy.