Bequests - NZ Warbirds

Bequests

Our aim is to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’

A gift of a bequest to the NZ Warbirds Association in your will is a very thoughtful act of kindness.

Why leave a bequest to the NZ Warbirds Association?

The association is a registered not-for-profit charity and receives no government nor formal local body funding. As an association we rely on the generosity of members and the visiting public to support us and to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’.  The aircraft in our collection are historical, fully operational, regularly flown, and displayed at our open days, tarmac events and in our hangars which are open to the public. These aircraft do incur costs which the Association is always endeavouring to engage with suitable sponsors, however given recent Covid 19 events, this is proving to be more challenging.

To help sustain our charity, we invite all aviation minded New Zealanders to consider supporting us through donations or bequests.

Making a gift in your Will

When preparing your Will, we do recommend you seek the assistance of your family solicitor or a trustee company, to ensure your wishes are properly recorded.  You will also need to tell them what kind of gift you’d like to make. There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your Will to our association, depending on what suits you best:

Pecuniary Bequest – this means kindly leaving / gifting a specified sum of money in your Will to the Association.

Residuary Bequest – a type of gift made to the Association as a beneficiary, who would be gifted any residue of the estate, after family, other beneficiaries, gifts and tax returns have been completed and the estate is finalised.

Specified Bequest – a particular item of value gifted in your Will to the Association (for example aviation memorabilia, aircraft, stocks and shares, or works of art)

Please contact our office and our team will be able to provide a bequest authorisation and confirmation form for your completion and lodgement with your Legal Representative, if you require this.

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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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No filter! A repeat, but worth repeating. Taken just after landing and still hot 🔥 #v12 #supermarinespitfire #adventureflightsnz #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #keepemflying
Harvard 57 being put through her paces on an adventure flight earlier this year ✈️ #nzmustdo #aviation #gopro #warbirds #adventure #avgeek
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