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50,000 expected at Ohakea air show

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New Zealand News | Saturday March 31 2012 6:18

50,000 expected at Ohakea air show

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Around fifty thousand people are expected at Ohakea today, for the Air Force's 75th birthday.

Planes from Australia, New Caledonia, and the US are joining today's air show.

Group Captain Darryn Webb says it's a great way to demonstrate the roles and capabilities of the Air Force.

"The theme of the issue is 'yesterday, today and tomorrow' and so we've got the full range of World War I fighter aircraft. There's a mock attack between a German and a British aircraft, right through to what we call the 'heavy metal' aeroplane's of World War II so the Spitfire, the Mustang."

Mr Webb says the event will be the biggest of its kind in twenty years.

Gates opened at 8am and the show is set to get underway at 10am.

Photo: Getty Images

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