Membership - NZ Warbirds

Membership

A surprisingly inexpensive way to become associated with ex-military aircraft!

As a member you will have numerous opportunities to be involved with Warbirds aircraft and the various fly-ins, air show events and our at-home open days.  Your volunteer services are also welcomed particularly as we expand our NZ Warbirds at Ardmore collection and operational activities.  Your membership also entitles you to the use of our facilities including the club rooms and bar at our NZ Warbirds headquarters at Ardmore.

We currently have three membership categories with a subscription year commencing 1st of June and ending 31st of May.

Associate Membership

$135.00 per year

NZ Warbirds associate membership is suitable for non-flyers.  It includes:

  • Joining like-minded people with a passion for aviation and in particular New Zealand’s aviation history
  • Opportunities to participate in the upkeep and operation of heritage and classic Warbirds aircraft
  • Volunteer as a host to visitors at NZ Warbirds at Ardmore collection
  • Free entry into the NZ Warbirds at Ardmore collection and NZ Warbirds shows and events at Ardmore
  • Access to social facilities, club rooms and bar at Ardmore
  • Receive our Ops Order monthly email publication
  • Discounts on NZ Warbirds merchandise
  • Exclusive subscription offer to the Classic Wings aviation magazine

To apply to join, please download, print and complete the membership application form and return it to our office or email to office@nzwarbirds.org.nz

Membership Form

Full Membership

$195.00 per year

NZ Warbirds full membership includes:

  • Joining like-minded people with a passion for aviation and in particular New Zealand’s aviation history
  • Access to NZWA aircraft syndicates and other Warbird aircraft operated by NZWA (subject to conditions)
  • Access to the approvals issued to NZWA by CAA for aerobatic, formation and display flying.
  • Access to experienced NZWA flying instructors around NZ
  • Opportunity to attend training seminars and development courses
  • Discounted Z fuel for members private aircraft
  • Members rates for hangarage of privately owned Warbird type aircraft (as space permits)
  • Full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to participate in the upkeep and operation of heritage and classic Warbirds aircraft
  • Volunteer as a host to visitors at NZ Warbirds at Ardmore collection
  • Free entry into the NZ Warbirds at Ardmore collection and NZ Warbirds shows and events at Ardmore
  • Access to social facilities, club rooms and bar at Ardmore
  • Receive our Ops Order monthly email publication
  • Discounts on NZ Warbirds merchandise
  • Exclusive subscription offer to the Classic Wings aviation magazine

To apply to join, please download, print and complete the membership application form and return it to our office or email to office@nzwarbirds.org.nz

Membership Form

Affilate Membership

$195.00 per year

This is a joint membership with another organisation that has similar objectives to NZWA. Currently Affiliate Membership is available to members of Classic Flyers at Tauranga – a joint collaboration.  You must remain a financial member of both organisations to retain valid joint membership. If you choose to resign from either one of the organisations your membership will revert to the relevant equivalent and price of the organisation you remain a member of.
It includes all the benefits of being a Full NZ Warbirds Association member (except voting at the AGM), plus the following at Classic Flyers, Tauranga:

  • Earn and redeem reward points on all food and beverage purchases in our Avgas Café
  • Best price on any functions booked and held at Classic Flyers
  • Emailed copies of our newsletter containing updates of news and events at the museum

To apply to join, please download, print and complete the joint application form and return it to Classic Flyers, Tauranga.

Membership Form

  • 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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Yak ZK-XXS at @classicflyers.nz for a Bay of Plenty TikiTour. A few other NZ Warbird members are visiting airfields around the Coromandel today with rides being carried out at Pauanui. 👍☀️😎 #yak52 #avgeek #warbird #summer #Tauranga #nz #nzwarbirds
Something new has arrived in our WW1 Hangar. The Canberra team have been hard at work on WT436s fuselage with final touch ups being applied including the silver fern to the roundels. Today she was relocated to a temporary new home in the WW1 hangar until a more permanent location is organised in the main hangar. Watch this space. #canberra #restoration #nzwarbirds #warbird #avgeek #roundel #silverfern #rnzaf #onlyatardmore
P40E ZK-MOM 1st test flight - a real stunner👍 #P40 #Kittyhawk #p40kittyhawk #Allison #curtis #pioneeraero #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #warbird #Avgeek #Aviation #aviator #nz #onlyinnz #auckland #restoration #heritage
🐎 Our resident NA P-51D Mustang (ZK-TAF) taxing in after a successful adventure flight from a few years ago. 📷 @stu_65 📍 Ardmore Airport #warbird #Avgeek #keepemflying #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #nzmustdo #mustang #p51 #p51mustang #Adventure #Aviation #aviator #nz #auckland #OnlyAtArdmore
Jet blast from the past...🚀 Ex RNZAF Strikemaster NZ6370 with DH.115 Vampire T.55 ZK-RVM at Wings over Wairarapa several years ago. #jet #strikemaster#vampire #formation #Aviation #Avgeek #aviator #warbird #KeepEmFlying #onlyinnz #nzwarbirds #nz #dh115 #dh100
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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