Second Tauranga airshow cancelled

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Thomas Duthie, 10, and Pete Calkin at last weekend's airshow. Photo/George Novak
Thomas Duthie, 10, and Pete Calkin at last weekend's airshow. Photo/George Novak

The second Tauranga airshow planned for March will no longer go ahead.

The organisers of the Classics of the Sky - Spitfire at Sunset airshow last weekend were planning on holding a second event on March 19 but due to pilot and aircraft availability at that date, have made the decision to cancel that event.

In a statement, the organisers said the Classics of the Sky was a great success with thousands enjoying the relaxed format of an afternoon and evening's entertainment at the airfield.

"The new format for the airshow was such a success that a decision has been taken to run an annual airshow in the future, instead of every second year.

"Each airshow will include a secondary event such as the Mount Truck Show which was included this year, and very well received by the public.

"Organisers wish to thank all those who participated or attended and contributed to making last weekend such a great event for everybody. We look forward to our next event in summer 2017."

- Bay of Plenty Times

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