NZ Warbirds Association

NZ Warbirds

Association Inc

For over 40 years,

We have been a group of passionate individuals dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic ex-military and classic aircraft in flying condition.  Our mission is to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’ for the enjoyment and education of present and future New Zealanders.

We are the national umbrella body responsible for the safe management and operation of ex-military and classic aircraft in New Zealand.​ Nationwide, we are an active group of involved participants who provide the wide range of skills and support necessary to maintain and operate these historic machines.

Membership - NZ Warbirds

Membership

Syndicates - NZ Warbirds

Syndicates

NZ Warbirds

Flight Training

Aircraft Flying Groups - NZ Warbirds

Aircraft Flying Groups

NZ Warbirds

Display Teams

Volunteering - NZ Warbirds

Volunteering

Canberra Restoration - NZ Warbirds

Canberra Restoration

Tiger Moth Restoration - NZ Warbirds

Tiger Moth Restoration

How you can support us

Aircraft don’t get old, they get maintained. Some components last forever, some others such as engines have a limited life. Funds raised are used to keep the various Warbirds maintained to the highest of standards so that New Zealanders can continue to enjoy airshow displays of important items from our history.

You may donate to the general fund, or to a particular aeroplane or activity. Contact the NZ Warbirds office for details.

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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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NZ Warbirds at Ardmore - closing early Sunday 26th June at 2pm for private function.