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Open Day Winning Program Number

The winning program number from our recent Open Day at Ardmore has been drawn, it is 1535Congratulations to the winner. To claim your free ride in a Warbird could you please contact our Admin. office  Ph. 09 2989207 before 15th Dec 2015.

Salute to Military Aviation

Sunday 22 November 2015


Static displays and Practice Flying Displays 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

10am -4pm Ardmore Airport (Hamlin Road entrance only)

Entry includes a chance to win a flight in a Warbird and free parking.

Entry $15. Children under 14 Free.



75th Commemorative Battle of Britain Flypast 

Sunday 20 September


New Zealand Warbirds will carry out a flypast over the Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Sunday 20 September at 11am. It is expected that the Mustang, Spitfire, and Roaring 40’s Harvards will lead the flypast with a range of light aircraft to follow (weather permitting).


This flypast is to honour fighter pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth who fought in the Battle of Britain.                                               


            It is 75 years ago that one of the most important air battles in history 

            erupted over southern England - a battle in which "the few" of Britain kept Adolf 

            Hitler's Luftwaffe at bay.

           The battle started in mid-August 1940, when the Luftwaffe sent fighter and dive-bomber                  

           planes against ports in southern England. The British claimed they shot down 700          

           aircraft in the first 10 days, for the loss of 160 Spitfire and Hurricane fighters. The                  

           Germans then started bombing airfields and factories, a tactic which nearly won the 

           battle despite the loss of another 560 planes. But British bombing raids on German cities 

           enraged Hitler, who ordered his planes to attack cities instead. That was a mistake 

           because it let the British rebuild their air forces. The battle peaked on September 15,    

           1940 - when 200 dogfights took place in 30 minutes.


            In 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill dubbed his pilots "the few," and    

            predicted that “even if the Empire and Commonwealth lasted 1000 years the air battle 

            would still be their finest hour." 


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