Spectators at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
who did not get close enough to the action over the weekend
had the chance yesterday to climb aboard for a ride.
The ''rides day'' was a new feature of the show this year and
a dozen or more veteran and modern planes were busy carrying
passengers from Wanaka Airport.
Tony McMaster, of Christchurch, took the opportunity of a
half-hour, $2500 flight in a Soviet-era L-29 Delphin and is
pictured being briefed by pilot Ian Griggs, of Christchurch.
He said afterwards he had prepared for barrel rolls over
Lakes Hawea and Wanaka by having a very light, very early
Mr McMaster's wife Liz and sister Anne Johnston waved him off
and were also contemplating a jet ride at some stage in the