Pitts 70th Anniversary / South Island Akrofest

Fly Ins. At Omaka Airfield , 121 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim, Blenheim. New Zealand.

Friday November 13 2015, 08:00 until November 15 2015, 17:00


For those that haven't heard, the NZ Aerobatic Club, with support from the Marlborough Aeroclub and Aviation Heritage Centre are holding a 70th Anniversary Celebration, of the Pitts Special, at Omaka Aerodrome over the 13th-15th November, 2015.  

Entries are steadily coming in now, however I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that registration needs to be done by all participating, even if you are not competing in the aerobatic competitions, as I need to get the orders/numbers to the caterer. Registration closes on the 1st November. 

I am delighted to announce that Pam Collings will be our guest speaker at the Saturday night dinner. Pam has a long association with the Pitts, including representing NZ at the '76 Worlds, at Kiev in her very own aeroplane.  

The t-shirt I mentioned in the previous email, is now available, in dark blue, or light grey. $20.00 each. Contact me if you would like to place an order. 

Jay McCintyre from JEM Aviation, has kindly offered his company's services for any maintenance issues during the course of the weekend, his hangar is directly opposite the Aviation Heritage Centre, where the gathering will be held, thanks very much Jay.  

Lastly, if this is the first email received regarding the Pitts fly-in I do apologize as there have been many added since the initial write up. 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  

I have booked in some fine Marlborough weather, see you on the 13th! 


13th: Arrivals, evening dinner @ Aeroclub. 


0830: Briefing (Aerobatic entrants) - outside of the AHC

0930: Aerobatic box opens

1200: Aerobatic box closes

1500: Briefing (4minute free style competitors)

1600: Aerobatic Box open for duration of 4min free flights

1900: Dinner / Prizegiving

15th: Departures