Painting Kiwis: Aerobatics display at Cromwell airfield

A Pitts Special S2B piloted by Ivan Krippner paints a Kiwi in the sky over Central during the Otago Aerobatic Open held at the Cromwell Airstrip on Saturday.

The Pitts and a Cessna 152 Sparrow Hawke were bought down to Cromwell as part of a promotion to see if there was enough local interest to base a training plane in Cromwell. 

Aspiring pilots to go for a ride and even have a go at flying them. The open weekend is from Saturday mid morning to Sunday mid-afternoon.