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Talespin like flying still happens.


From the makers of Lord Of The Rings some of the world finest pilots comes a reconstruction of the early days.


 

 

You think the wild/brutal days of Rick Sky, Joe Magee, Whistlestop Jackson and probably Baloo's youth are gone? And thats's fiction, how about the Red Baron, Keith Park, Eddie Rickenbacker, Rene Fonck and more then I can remember. Well think again.

 

Since 2001 at Hood and Omaka Aerodrons in New Zealand pilots, engineers, film makers and historians have been rebuilding the early days of aviation by reproducing and restoring aircraft from nearly 100 years ago and testing them in mock dogfights that get quite brutal at times.

Although some are replicas that look like he real thing and a handfull of ones built in the 1910/20's they are reproductions where they got the old blueprints out from archives and scanned museum relics and using the same tools and materials made aircraft that could be sent back in time.

They are now a fixture at our air shows (one this Janurary) and fly aloungside just about every generation of aircraft (see the P-40 in the opening background?) and of every sort right up till today.

This TV dock is a few years old as they now have more flying.






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November 22, 2014
Newzealand Male Is not currently on the site
I hope someday we can send some too Europe for a show circuit and Poland would probably be one place worth having it.

November 21, 2014
Site Builder (Content) Poland Female Is not currently on the site
GroundedAviator => THanks for the tip, I'm waiting for the air show in my city following year.

November 21, 2014
Newzealand Male Is not currently on the site
Yeah same company Ann, maybe a different program or the same.

OraKi, we're one of the few places one can do it. And at airshows they can fly VERY low and dogfight which can't be done in many places. Have never and never will fly one (my wings are clipped) but have sat in one or two of them and ogled every bit of them.

November 21, 2014
Usa Is not currently on the site
I saw something very similar to this on PBS recently, only it was called "First Air War".

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/first-air-war.html


November 20, 2014
Site Builder (Content) Poland Female Is not currently on the site
I'm extremely glad this happens in real. I wanna fly in that plane XD




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