Six Warbird Jet Fighter/Trainers On A Hot Tarmac
It's a hot summer day and the air above the tarmac is shimmering and dancing as the high pitched whine of six jet engiens draws ever closer and closer. First up three Aero Albatros L-39 jet trainers pull around at the end of the runway and line-up for take-off. These are followed by an ex-Royal New Zealand Air Force BAC Strikemaster, and then by a pair of vintage de Havilland Vampire jets -- examples of the some of first jet aircraft operated by the RNZAF in the 1950's.Once the all clear is given by Air Traffic Control, the pilots of each of these magnificent machines thrust the throttle toward its maximum reach and the aircraft thunder down the runway one after the other in a scene reminiscent of a streaming takeoff from an aircraft carrier...
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These jet aircraft are all owned and operated by members of the New Zealand Warbirds Association, and they're regularly displays at events and airshows around New Zealand. This video was shot during one of the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa airshows held in Masteron, New Zealand.