Glider act to return to Wanaka

Photo: 2012 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

One of the most popular displays from the 2012 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow (WOW) will be returning as part of the line-up for the 30th anniversary airshow at Easter 2018.

Wellington-based glider pilot, Doug Hamilton, will be returning with his stunning display in an ASH25 set to classical music.

“We received some amazing feedback about the display even from some aviation fans who prefer to have V12 Merlins in their aircraft rather than relying on updrafts to fly,” WOW event manager Mandy Deans said.

Doug Hamilton has been flying gliders for more than 30 years.

He enjoys performing at airshows which he said calls on all his skills as a pilot.

“The big difference is that instead of flying as high as you can and often in a straight line, with airshow performances, you are trying to keep as much of your display as possible in front of the crowd,” Doug said.

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