What an amazing weekend! We were very privileged to be part of such a special occasion and be able to provide financial and operational support to help celebrate the region’s aviation pioneers and history.
There were hugs, kisses and a few tears as old friends greeted each other and swapped stories (and a few tall tales!) on the Friday night, then on Saturday it was wheels up at 9am as the 1943 De Havilland Dominie took to the skies to take some of the reunion attendees on a journey back in time. On Sunday, a Palm Sunday service was held at Frankton Presbyterian Church focussing on Queenstown aviation pioneers and paying tribute to those who died in early operations. Then all eyes were on the skies for the big finale at 10:30am as the Dominie and two veteran Cessnas took off at Queenstown Airport and performed a tribute flypast in missing man formation over Frankton and Queenstown Bay.
We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as much we did – here’s to another 70 years!