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
  • A 20% discount on historicalmachines.tv subscription

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
  • A 20% discount on historicalmachines.tv subscription

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

  • Enjoyed watching the airshows. Never saw anything like that before! Would really recommend it and it's worth the ticket.

    sheemalshivani December 2022

  • 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

  • Amazing collection of aircraft. Lovely staff and well worth the drive from Auckland .if lucky enough to be at the weekend, you may see the incredible aircraft flying.

    274peterr December 2022

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It’s been 14 years since this beauty took to the skies for its 1st post restoration flight after a 5 year restoration. How time flies😁 Painted in the colours of Alan Deere, NZ second highest scoring ace, Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX PV270 is based at at RNZAF base Ohakea. 📷 Paul Johnston 📍Omaka Aerodrome, New Zealand #keepemflying #warbird #avgeek #aviation #aviator #aviationlovers #spitfire #merlin #supermarine #aviationphotography #pilot #flying #flight #photographer #instagood #onlyinnz #nz #newzealand #aotearoa #purenz #IfYouSeekNZ #history #supermarinespitfire #restoration
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It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Max Collett, aged 99. He was the last surviving New Zealand Spitfire pilot from the Second World War and flew with No. 485 (NZ) Squadron RAF. The @royalnzairforce will be conducting a Spitfire fly-past at the venue for Max's Memorial Service on Friday 6th January. The Spitfire will depart Ohakea at 10:50 and is expected to be overhead the Beth Shan Funeral Home in Napier at the conclusion of the service around 11:30 to 11:40. Blue Skies✈️ #rip
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