Wanaka's Skyhawk due November

A Skyhawk jet is scheduled to arrive at Wanaka Airport on a truck in mid-November.

The mothballed Royal New Zealand Air Force jet aircraft was one of 14 New Zealand received from the United States in 1970.

The Government failed to sell the retired Skyhawk fleet and decided to give several of the planes to museums.

The Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow Charitable Trust is getting one of the aircraft, NZ6204, from Woodbourne, near Blenheim.

Once assembled, the aircraft will be displayed in the new Warbirds and Wheels attraction, which replaces the disbanded New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum.



Add a Comment



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter