Come, see us and join the Warbirds excitement!
It is a surprisingly inexpensive way to become associated with ex-military aircraft. Most of our members are family people who enjoy being associated and socialising with other flying and aircraft enthusiasts. The atmosphere is one of camaraderie and good fun!
Although weather dependent, flying activities take place most days with the hangar at Ardmore being open. Sunday is the weekly 'club day' and following the day's activities, members and friends can enjoy the facilities at our clubroom and bar with its nostalgic World War II atmosphere.
Volunteers service the Visitor Centre each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am until 3pm.
On a typical weekend a wide range of Warbirds aircraft may be seen and enjoyed. Click Here
for a Membership Application form that you can either print out and return by post or fax to our Ardmore office. Alternatively, complete the document on-line and return by email. If you require more information or would like us to send you an application form please don't hesitate to contact us.
Your subscription entitles you to the use of our facilities; these include the club rooms and bar at NZ Warbirds headquarters. There are numerous opportunities to be involved with Warbirds aircraft and the various ‘fly-ins’, air show events and our at-home “Open Days”. As a member your volunteer services are always welcomed, particularly in extending the operating hours of the Visitor Centre and activities associated with the Merchandise Shop.
There are currently two membership categories with a subscription year commencing 1 June and ending 31 May…
For just NZ$115.00# per year (including GST) your New Zealand Warbirds membership includes:
* Preferential members-only rates for flights in many Warbirds aircraft.
* Access to social facilities, club rooms and member–designated areas at air shows all around New Zealand.
* Opportunities to participate in the upkeep and operation of historic Warbirds aircraft.
* Exclusive subscription offer to the Classic Wings aviation magazine.
* Produce a current membership card for free entry to Warbirds Open Days at Ardmore.
As a full member, for only NZ$170.00# per year (including GST) you will enjoy all the privileges above, plus….
*Entitlement to join an aircraft syndicate if you wish, and to operate or fly in a Warbirds aircraft (subject to conditions).
*Full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.
*Subsidised fuel and hangarage for privately owned Warbirds-type aircraft.
^ Membership fees quoted could be subject to change. Please check for confirmation of current rates prior to payment.
Membership of a Syndicate
Syndicate membership costs vary depending upon the type of aircraft owned, its condition (full airworthy or under restoration) and the number of syndicate members. The New Zealand Warbirds Association (Inc.) will be happy to give you all the current information you need about syndicate membership openings and availability-please contact our office
Syndicates are currently operating all kinds of aircraft from biplanes to jet fighters and you don't have to be a pilot to belong to a syndicate, so the opportunities to get involved are as varied as they are rewarding.