23 Apr 2011

Vintage fighter aircraft take to the skies

7:25 am on 23 April 2011

Up to 80 of the world's most famous war planes are taking to the skies over Blenheim this weekend for the tenth biennial Classic Fighters Easter display.

Event director Graham Orphan says about 45,000 people are expected for the two-day event at the Omaka airfield.

It features a World War II V-2 rocket replica and will have aircraft such as the Fokker Triplane, Spitfires, Kittyhawks, and a Focke-Wulf 190.

Mr Orphan says Blenheim is booked out for the show weekend.