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Sunday 5th December

Join us as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

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NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds Association

Ardmore Collection

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Events &

NZ Warbirds hosts a variety of family events suitable for all ages. From our annual shows to our new regular Tarmac Days and Hangar Talk series, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Looking for a new hobby or interest?  We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team to help host the public around our collection, with our regular open days and events, maintain and develop our hangars and exhibits, help with restoration projects and social events.

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Group Tours

For a special experience and a taste of aviation history, book a group tour for your social or service organisation, car club, retirement community, school or just a group of friends. We host many groups from Rotary, Probus, RSA, and historical interest organisations.

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As a not-for-profit organisation, NZ Warbirds depends on the public to help provide the necessary funding to pursue the main aim to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying.’ For all the ways you can help us please read more.

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Membership - NZ Warbirds

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We are looking for aviators and enthusiasts alike to help us ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’.  You can become part of the NZ Warbirds Association, New Zealand’s most colourful aviation fraternity !

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  • What a birthday gift from my family. A stunning flight and my wife said my smile after climbing (clambering) out of the cockpit was to be seen. Gary my pilot was totally professional and made it all so enjoyable.

    Malcolm G June 2019

  • Wow, thats an amzing day full of discovery and nature. Loved the cruise! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne NZ

  • Lovely cafe with a great view of all the planes taking off. The museum guides are super friendly and my son absolutely loves coming here. Highly recommended.

    Dianechen10 February 2020

  • Fantastic opportunity to get up close to some of the icons of New Zealand’s aviation history - with the majority being flyable examples. Knowable guides to fill in any gaps in your own knowledge. Topped off by an amazing scale model collection.

    MarkR986 October 2020

  • Interesting guided visit around the War Birds Facility, get up close to the war planes. Beautiful display. Would suggest combine with a visit to the Auckland Botanical Gardens. A Great Auckland Day Out.

    Sandra S February 2020

  • On the Ardmore Airport (the busiest airport in the southern hemisphere) are two hangers of war planes. I have lived nearby for years and the planes often fly over my house but I have never before visited the exhibition. They have a Spitfire, a P45 Mustang, a Skyhawk and many many more aircraft. Almost all of them still fly. I was fascinated by the pre-WWII planes. The beauty of the engineering is fascinating and there are not many places you can get so close to the planes. You can also pay to have a flight in many of he planes. That is something I am planning for later in the year. The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. I will be taking all my visitors there in future.

    Howard A January 2020


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Our Ryan STM patiently waiting to get back in the air... #warbirds #flying #taildragger #artdeco #livinghistory #avgeek
GHOST POWER👻👇 John Luff's immaculate de Havilland DH.112 Venom at Classic Fighters Omaka 2019. It is an ex Swiss airframe painted to represent a No.14 Squadron RNZAF machine WE434. Unfortunately this past weekend was meant to be the 2021 edition of the Classic Fighters show but couldn't go ahead this year due to Covid-19. 📸Paul Johnston 📍Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, NZ #classicfightersomaka #omaka #dehavilland #dh112 #venom #ghost #rr #rollsroyce #avgeek #warbird #aviation #airshow #jet #onlyinnz #newzealand #nz
Did you know our Messenger flies again? Miles M.38 Messenger ZK-CMM was out and about last Sunday being flown by a couple of our members. It has been out of action for a while so it's nice to see the unusual aircraft back in the Ardmore circuit. 🛩️👍 Photo is from a few years ago at one of our open days. The messenger was designed as an AOP, Airborne Observation Post, and was used by General Montgomery as his own personal VIP transport. Photographer: @stu_65 #Avgeek #messenger #miles #m38 #warbird #keepemflying #OnlyAtArdmore #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #blackburn #cirrus #Aviation #photography
HOLD THAT DATE !!!!👍😀 #airshow #warbird #Avgeek #nzmustdo #nz #Aviation #pearlharbor #showtime
NZWarbirds Yak-52 ZK-XXS rocketing down Runway 03 on the weekend. She is part of our OPS Group and flown by some lucky members. 📸 Photographer: Errol Cavit #warbirds #keepemflying #planespotting #yak #yak52pilot #soviet #aviation #flying
Guess the cockpit🤔...👇 It's a wet⛈️ weekend here at Ardmore so it's a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to our range of vintage and historic flying machines.👍🛩️ Photographer: @stu_65 #Avgeek #ardmore #warbird #OnlyAtArdmore #auckland #nzmustdo #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #NZ #cockpit #cockpitview #Aviation #aviator #vintage
SYNDICATE SHARES AVAILABLE There is a small number of shares available in DGY CT4 B as used by the air force for training. Shares available to approved purchasers only. Must have a min 100hrs PPL Well run syndicate with reserves aside for maintenance and replacement. Syndicate instructors available for type rating BFRs and aerobatic ratings. Shares $3000 includes a one off purchase fee of $500. Monthly fee $50 to cover insurance and hangarage. Further info or application contact Wayne Thomas email wndndubai@gmail.com #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #ct4 #airtrainer #avgeek
Wanaka 2022 here we come - we will be guns ablazing 👍 Photographer: @classicaircraftphotography #warbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #p40kittyhawk #curtisp40 #wanaka2022 #warbirdsoverwanaka2022
This duo will be out and about tomorrow morning 🌅🛩️😁 Our resident P-40🇺🇸 A29-448 and Spitfire🇬🇧 MH367 will be cruising the skies tomorrow taking two lucky enthusiasts for a classic formation sortie around Southern Auckland and North Waikato. 📷Photographer: Warbird Adventure Rides #warbird #warbirdlovers #Avgeek #nzmustdo #Adventure #Aviation #instagood #photography #auckland #NZ #aotearoa #formation
Covid 19: Auckland is at Alert Level 3. NZ Warbirds at Ardmore is temporarily closed to the public. Stay connected to find out when we can reopen.