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#4495170 - 10/30/19 07:38 AM Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959  
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This popped up in my youtube suggestions and it turned out to be a wonderful little video that not only has great aviation history within but also goes into detail on the events of that day and the numerous accidents and close calls that happened. Wow. eek2 What a great show that would have been to see and not only that, what a wild and crazy day! I loved listening to the Vampire pilot.



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#4495184 - 10/30/19 10:17 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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That was excellent. Interesting piece of aviation history that was new to me. That Vulcan short landing was incredible.


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#4495196 - 10/30/19 11:20 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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Very interesting stuff!

#4495197 - 10/30/19 11:21 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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Fascinating video, Coot, thanks for sharing.

#4495208 - 10/30/19 01:18 PM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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Thanks Coot. cheers


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#4495292 - 10/31/19 12:43 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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Crazy, great stuff.


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#4495298 - 10/31/19 02:09 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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I thought it was neat to hear that this was the first appearance of the C-130 I'm guessing to the public. Also, does it look like to anyone else that the F-100 went supersonic in that flyby? I'm glad this video landed in my youtube suggestions.

#4495320 - 10/31/19 09:26 AM Re: Wellington, New Zealand airport opening airshow and its near disasters 1959 [Re: Coot]  
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Awesome stuff, "contrails coming from every rivet" jeez, a new pair of trousers may have been required there, lucky guy.

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