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20 September 2010

This weeks HAFU news is:

On The Wings of History -- FREE Addendum Released

New Online Videos

Facebook Pages - Motorsport Update

New 1/144th scale WW1 Aircraft Miniatures

EVENT: Argosy 20 Years Landed - 30th Sept 2010

EVENT: World War 1 Airshow - 13th November 2010

EVENT: Wings Over Wairarapa 2011 - 21st-23rd January 2011

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* On The Wings of History: Volume 01 : FREE Addendum

We're pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of a
FREE downloadable addendum for our recent book 'On The Wings of
History: Volume 1'.

The pdf file contains two additional double page spreads showcasing
two original World War One aircraft that were omitted from the first
print edition of the book. All you need to do is download the pdf using
the link below, print out the two pages in question, and slot them into
your copy of the book, for a completely 100% accurate history of The
Vintage Aviator Collection from 2000 to late 2009.



If you haven't yet got a copy of the book, download the pdf and get
a good sample of what the rest of the book is like -- all 116 pages!



* New Online Videos

We're slowly working through our backlog of video material and have
uploaded a few more videos to the internet. Check out our YouTube
channel at:


You'll find new videos of the:

* a Gippsland GA200 Ag Display from Omaka

* de Havilland Airliners (Fox Moth, Dragon Rapide and Dragonfly)

* Some more outtakes from the Classic Fighters 2007 DVD


You can also check out a couple of smaller videos clips on our FaceBook
video page at:



* Facebook Pages - Motorsport Update

Our recent experiments with Facebook have confirmed that it's a good way to stay in touch with many people all at once, and is also a great place to share information and photographs.

Because we also take photographs of some motorsport activities we decided to split hose photos out into a second, 'sister' facebook page. So, if you're interested in old cars as well as old planes, checkout the HAFU Motorsport page at:


As we've mentioned before, if you're in the 30 years plus age bracket and
you're feeling a little nervous about using Facebook, don't worry -- you
can still use the link above without having to create an account. Simply open the link above in your favourite browser, and then when the page has opened make a bookmark so you can easily view the page again whenever you wish.

* New 1/144th scale WW1 Aircraft Minatures

Those of you who enoy a little table top gaming from time to time using the brilliant Wings of War First World War dogfighting system:


will be pleased to know that the fourth series of 1/144 scale miniatures for the game have now been released. The new series features the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, the Pfalz D.III, Breguet BR 14 and the Rumpler C.IV (all in three different colour schemes).

Gamers in North America have noted that stocks have arrived locally and it is expected that the miniatures will be soon available in your usual stockists in Europe and Australasia as well. New Zealand residents can pre-order here:



* EVENT: The Argosy - Twenty Years Landed

Blenheim, New Zealand: 30th Sept 2010

On the 30th September 1990, Argosy ZK-SAE "Merchant Enterprise" made its
final landing at Woodbourne airport in Marlborough, New Zealand. This was the end of forty years flying by Safe Air with its unique Bristol and Argosy Freighters.

To commemorate the event, all present and former staff, together with partners, family and friends, are invited to a Special Anniversary Dinner on the 30th Sept 2010 -- twenty years to the day from that final landing.

Enjoy a virtual flight aboard the Argosy complete with complimentary refreshments and inflight entertainment, followed by a three course dinner at the newly extended Argosy restaurant, guest speakers, special film clips and memorabilia.

NZ$45 per person with a full bar available.

Enquiries and bookings to: paul@argosy.org.nz


* EVENT: Remembrance Day World War 1 Airshow - 13th November 2010

One of the first airshow displays of the 10/11 season will be the
Remembrance Day show being run at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton
(New Zealand) on Saturday 13th November '10.

Again this is billed as "An afternoon of aerial dogfights & tactical displays,
showcasing the fighters and reconnaissance aircraft of WW1"

The show will feature mock dogfights and handling displays with
original WW1 aircraft, along with free vintage vehicle rides, food
and beverage stalls and a full running commentary during the

Adults: $20 Youth/Child: $10
Under 5 yrs: FREE Family Pass: $50

Gates Open: 12:00 pm
Vehicle Rides: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Airshow 2:30pm - 5:00pm



* EVENT: Wings Over Wairarapa - 21st-23rd January 2011

The first major New Zealand airshow of 2011 will be the biennial
Trust House Wings Over Wairarapa 2011 which will take place at Hood
Aerodrome in Masterton on Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January 2011. 

Celebrating not only the aircraft but the men and women that
have shaped the history of aviation, the 2011 show will be a
tribute show that should not be missed.

Widely regarded as one of Australasia’s largest and fastest growing
airshows, Wings Over Wairarapa rivals any show for display content
and reputation and is now a significant event on the Australasian
aviation events calendar.


Also keep an eye on their Facebook page (link below) if you're planning
to come



* Other Quick Links

WW1 & WW2 Aircraft DVDs: http://www.aviationfilm.com/shop/dvds/

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/HAFUVideo

Collectors Cards: http://www.aviationfilm.com/shop/cards/

Board & Miniatures Games: http://www.aviationfilm.com/shop/games/

AeroHub NZ Aviation Calendar: http://www.aerohub.co.nz/?page_id=13

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AviationFilm

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