Aero Deco Fly-In
Each February, Hawke's Bay celebrates its rebirth from the 1931 Earthquake
through the
Art Deco Weekend.
Part of this event usually includes a contribution from 'our magnificent men and their flying machines'.

A line up of some of the visiting aircraft, that put on the display over Napier's foreshore.
The "Thunder Mustang"
John.G. Pattison. D.S.O. D.F.C. (and Bar) Legion of d'Honneur,
(Hawke's Bay Aviation Heritage Assn. Patron),
enjoying the day's events.
The New Zealand Police made sure he was able to look over all the aircraft.

Our Aviation Heritage Member 87 year old Charles Bowley was
taken up for a "ride" and handled everything that was going with the
"Aerial Gymnastics" pilot Ray Mudgeway put the Pitt through.