Keep an eye on the sky this upcoming Anzac day Whanganui!

Three aircraft flying in precise formation will pass over Whanganui on Anzac Day morning, thrilling viewers on the ground.

A 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX will be in the lead, followed by two Texan T-6C air training planes. The pilots will be members of Ohakea’s five-member Black Falcon precision aerobatic flying team.

The formation leaves Ohakea air base for the Manawatu at 9.40am. It reaches Hunterville at 10.18, the Aramoho Cemetery at 10.26, Whanganui at 10.30, Whanganui Airport at 10.32, Marton at 10.38 and Bulls at 10.50.

It will be the 10th year that Spitfire owner Brendon Deere has lent his plane for the display, and the second in which the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has joined in.

It’s an expensive exercise for Spitfire owner Deere and his wife, but they’re committed to continuing it.



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