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NZDF Warriors at Air Force museum open day

Parachute display team Kiwi Blue.
The RNZAF's parachute display team will be at the Museum Open Day

10 February 2010

All three Services of the New Zealand Defence Force will be on show this Sunday 14 February at the annual Air Force Museum of New Zealand open day, ‘Warriors at Wigram’.

Air Force Museum Director, Therese Angelo says there will be an extensive programme of activities, making it a great day out for the whole family.

“On the ground will be interactive activities, demonstrations, an inter-Service challenge, a mock battle and a large variety of equipment including NZ Army Light Armoured Vehicles and Light Operations Vehicles. 

“In the air will be flying displays by Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopters, an historic Harvard, a C-130 Hercules and an impressive show by the Air Force’s parachute display team, Kiwi Blue.

“There will also be presentations in the Museum theatre and many activities available inside the Museum for younger children. Army, Navy and Air Force recruiting staff will also be on hand to answer questions about life in the Defence Force.

“The previous Warriors at Wigram in 2007 proved extremely popular with Cantabrians and this year’s event promises to be even better,“ said Mrs Angelo.

The Air Force Museum, at 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram was established in 1979 and has evolved into New Zealand’s premier aviation attraction and a ‘must do’ for both residents and visitors.  

The Air Force Museum features 28 outstanding aircraft, hands-on fun displays and military aircraft simulators. 

What: Warriors at Wigram, Air Force Museum Open Day

When: Sunday 14 February, 10am – 4.00pm

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram

Entry: Adults $10, Children $5 and Family $20, with plenty of free parking

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For more information please contact David Clearwater, Communications Manager, Air Force Museum, ph 03 343 9508, mobile 027 437 5054.

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