26 Feb 2021

B52 to visit Wings over Wairarapa this weekend

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 26 February 2021

Some very huge planes will be spotted over Wairarapa this weekend. Wings Over Wairarapa will be held over three days in Masterton, starting on Friday.

Plans are in motion for a whopping US airforce B-52 to fly over Hood Aerodrome tomorrow.

It's been a long wait.

In 2019, the B-52's debut in Wairarapa was grounded in Australia on its way to New Zealand, due to a maintenance issue.

On Thursday night the organisers also announced a Royal Australian Air Force Hercules will make return trips across the Tasman for this year's show.

Wings Over Wairarapa event manager Jenny Gasson speaks to Corin Dann.