Dang, the Kiwis are sure lucky. New Zealand is home to not only the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough, but also the Hood Aerodrome in Masterton, which is hosting its annual "Wings Over Wairarapa" event on January 17-18, 2009. It's the tenth anniversary this year, so it promises to be even more spectacular than ever!
Here's a description from stuff.co.nz:
Ooh, food AND wine? Let the gluttony begin!
More than 70 aircraft at Masterton's Hood Aerodrome will illustrate the history of aviation. A formation of historic British planes (three replica SE5A fighters, a Sopwith Camel, a Sopwith Triplane and a Bristol Fighter) will honour World War I aviators. A rebuilt Spitfire Mark IX will be on display.
Ms Pollock said that though the event had faced losses in the past, it was estimated to have brought in more than $1 million to Wairarapa through accommodation and associated spending.
Other drawcards would include mock battles and pyrotechnical displays as well as live music and a standalone food and wine festival.