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New Zealand….day 17 Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre – not just for aviation buffs

I would normally run a mile before I would be interested in an aviation museum but after seeing a story on a travel show about the centre I was looking forward to seeing it.  They advertise that the centre houses a display like no other and they are right.  It’s not your standard museum, it’s more theatrical and great to look at.

http://www.omaka.org.nz/

They have a display on the Red Baron, recreating the scene when he was shot down near Amiens in France.  Another display shows a plane crashing and landing in a tree and the ensuing rescue mission.  There are so many displays it took around two hours for us to see them all.

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