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Wolfhag19 Jan 2022 4:12 p.m. PST

Have any of you Brits been to this place or seen the planes:
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Rakkasan19 Jan 2022 7:19 p.m. PST

Since its in New Zealand, I expect very few have.

David Manley19 Jan 2022 9:24 p.m. PST

My daughter nearly did when she was on her gap year, but covid forced her to come back to the UK just before her trip there. Many of my Kiwi friends have visited though

Blutarski21 Jan 2022 7:00 a.m. PST

Peter Jackson = an incredibly passionate fanatic, whose efforts will help to preserve living history for many future generations to come.

Anyone who is unfamiliar with the scope and commitment of his program should go to his Vintage Aeroplane website and just read the (very lengthy) essay on Jackson's project to manufacture (from scratch, not re-build) 100pct authentic WW1 era Mercedes aero engines. The degree to which his team has gone to deliver 100pct historical accuracy is just mind-boggling for example, re-discovering the lost art of producing WW1-era lambskin carburetor diaphragms.

The closest I have ever been to seeing flying WW1 a/c in the USA has been Cole Palin's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the Hudson River Valley district of New York state. As nice as that is (spectators are close enough to smell the castor oil lubricant discharge when they fire up their rotary engine powered a/c) its scale pales in comparison to what Jackson has created in NZ.

I'd love to see a WW1 aero movie done by Jackson.


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