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Schools at Warbirds Over Wanaka

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Cadets from the Air Training Corps 50th Squadron based in Alexandra will be offering their services as airshow guides to Upper Clutha school students on a free day out the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter.

For the second time students from local schools are being offered free tickets to the first day of the three day event.

Event manager Mandy Deans said hundreds of students took up the offer at the 2010 event, where the emphasis was on educating young people in the various fields of aviation and New Zealand history.

This would be the focus again, with a stronger historical element added by the displays for the RNZAF's 75th anniversary and the 'Ford Vehicles Through the Ages' exhibition.

"We invite all students and parents to join the cadets on short tours that will run throughout the morning, or simply explore the event independently. The RNZAF display will provide an opportunity to learn about modern aircraft too and to meet airforce personnel."

Ms Deans said educating young New Zealanders about this country's aviation history was a fundamental objective of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust.

Students needed to register their interest with their schools before the end of February if they wished to take up the offer.

Tickets purchases can be made at or Free phone 0800 224 224 NZ or 1300 798 550 Australia.

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