P3351, seen during WOW2008, has since been exported to Europe but was again offered for sale early in 2022. A return to NZ skies would be highly appreciated. Unfortunately there will be no Warbirds over Wanaka 2022. Next edition: Easter 2024.
One of the stars of Warbirds over Wanaka 2008, Hurricane I P3351 left New Zealand in 2013 and is now residing in France. P3351 was dispatched to France on 1st June, 1940, as an attrition replacement to 73 Squadron, based at Echemines near Rouen.
The Alpine Fighter Collection's Hurricane was restored in the UK by Hawker Restorations Ltd. Keith Skilling took P3351 to the air again on 12 January 2000 from Christchurch Airport. P3351 is in the colours of 73 Squadron during the Battle of France.