The Weekend Sun Competition



Aviation displays featuring a range of aircraft and gliders will fill the skies on January 30 as the Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Air Show takes flight.


Flying over the city’s airport once again, the bi-annual event features static and flying aviation displays from classic, sports and military aircraft, as well as food stalls and children’s entertainment at Tauranga City Airport.


The air show has been gracing our skies for more than a decade now, with the event catering to people of all ages.


This year’s Dawn Raid 2022 will see people young and old line up along the fence line to watch the skies.


On the ground, assisting with airfield defence, over 80 classic cars will be 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,” says Cory.


“We are also doing a special for $149, where you receive one seated DC3 ticket plus a family pass to the show.”


Gates open at 7:30am, with the air show commencing at 8:30am. Bring along a sun umbrella and have brekkie and/or some lunch.


Entry costs $30 for adults and $15 for children, while under-fives can attend free of charge. A family ticket (two adults and up to three children) is $80.


Pre-sale tickets are available now via Eventfinda, and vaccine passports will be required as a part of the Covid-19 protection framework.



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


Competition Results

This event has now been cancelled.