The Weekend Sun Competition


Aviation displays from a mix of classic, sports and military aircraft and gliders are filling the skies above Tauranga on January 30, as the Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Air Show takes flight.


Flying over the city’s airport once again, the biennial event will feature static and flying aviation displays, food stalls and children’s entertainment at Tauranga City Airport from 8:30am. There will be a mix of aircraft, along with local NZ Police teams and other displays.


Tauranga City Air Show has been gracing our skies for more than a decade now, with the event catering to people of all ages.


The Dawn Raid 2022 will attract people young and old, lining up along the fence line to watch the displays in the sky.


On the ground, assisting with airfield defence, will be over 80 classic cars on display as part of the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club.


Classic Flyers sales and marketing manager Cory Tyler says the day will be filled with lots of aerobatics.


“Everyone will be ‘oohing and aahing’, and there will also be DC-3 scenic flights throughout the day.”


Gates open at 7:30am, with the Airshow commencing an hour later. Bring along a sun umbrella and have brekkie and/or some lunch.


Prices are adults $30, children $15 and under-fives are free. A family pass (two adults and up to three children) is $80.


Pre-sale tickets are available now via Eventfinda.



The Weekend Sun is giving away a family pass for the Dawn Raid 2022 Tauranga Air Show for one lucky reader.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winner, Diane Joblin!