Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival 2019 will be held on February 22,23 and 24 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton. Wings is unlike any other aviation event with the Wairarapa scenery providing a stunning backdrop. Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or just want an entertaining weekend away for the family, Wings has heaps to offer.
This year, to celebrate 20 years, Wings Over Wairarapa has been completely refreshed with more engaging, interactive and hands-on displays and demonstrations.
UK glider team Airborne Pyrotechnics will perform a spectacular night display on Saturday 23 February. Thousands of coloured LED lights are attached to the gliders and pilots set off 4.5kg of pyrotechnics from the wing tips as they perform to music - a first of its kind show in NZ and not to be missed!
Aviation enthusiasts will still be able to enjoy civil, military and agricultural aircraft, gyrocopters and helicopters, as well as the largest collection of flying WW1 aircraft - including some that have never been seen before! A highlight will be The Royal New Zealand Air Force Black Falcons aerobatic teams stunning display.
As part of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities on the ground, nationally and internationally acclaimed Nanogirl will be entertaining the crowd in a live performance that brings science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible! Workshops in rocketry, digital fabrication & coding, and circuitry workshops will be offered, and people will be able to talk to experts with a range of aviation experience such as engineers, pilots and technicians.
Find out more about this spectacular flying programme held over three days:
Get your tickets from:
- Masterton i-SITE Visitor Centre
- Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centre
- Or buy them directly from Ticket Direct.
- Getting here is easy with transport from Tranzit from Wellington and Palmerston North
Book a Saturday Day pass and receive complimentary entry to the Night Show.
With Wings being such a popular event now is a good time to sort your accommodation. Give our helpful folk at our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres a call and they can help you or have a look here online.
Stay another night in the Wairarapa and check out Marlon Williams on his NZ Tour at Luna Estate in Martinborough on Sunday 24th Feb. This incredible show will sell out quickly!