Syndicates - NZ Warbirds


Whilst NZ Warbirds is the parent organisation, most Warbird aircraft are owned and operated by individual syndicates with new syndicates being formed regularly as aircraft become available, often still in flying condition or as part of a restoration project.  So if you are interested in aircraft ownership, syndication could be for you!

DHC-2 Beaver - NZ Warbirds

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver


1/25 SHARE

Right to Fly shares currently available to approved purchasers. A well organised syndicate of 25 members.   Aircraft in excellent original condition. Recently repainted in RNZAF Antarctica colour scheme.

For further details contact Graeme Wood at

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Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT4


1/40 SHARE

 NZD $3000.00     +     NZD $50.00/month

Syndicate shares for sale.  Original CT4 prototype aircraft upgraded to CT4B specifications.  Well managed Warbird’s syndicate with affordable shares and monthly fee.  Minimum PPL 100 hours. Aircraft is Ardmore based.

Further details contact Wayne Thomas email

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Boeing Stearman Model 75

“Stearman 03” ZK-XAF


Tauranga based. Shares available to approved purchasers.

This aircraft operates under Part 115 for scenic flights in the Bay of Plenty.

Recently refurbished and a replacement engine installed. Great open cockpit flying.


For further details contact:

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Victa Airtourer T-3A



Tauranga based. Shares available to approved purchasers.

A well organised entry into a flying group and basic aerobatic training.


For further details contact:

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North American P-51-D Mustang



“First realistic offer secures”

Two seat conversion and currently certified for flying Part 115 Adventure flights in New Zealand.

1600 TT airframe, recent top overhaul of the engine, cooling system and prop overhaul recently complete. All airframe mods and inspections carried out.
Great avionics fit.

Hangared with NZ Warbirds Association, Ardmore, New Zealand.
Fantastic condition overall.

Further GENUINE enquires:

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Yakovlov Yak-52

“Yak 718” ZK-YAC


Tauranga based. Shares available to approved purchasers.

Great step up into the warbird scene. Fun flying.


For further details contact:

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North American T6 Harvard



Tauranga based. Shares available to approved purchasers.

Big tail-dragger – very satisfying aircraft to gain competency in and fly. This aircraft also operates under Part 115 for scenic flights in the Bay of Plenty.


For further details contact:

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North American T6 Harvard



Ardmore based. Shares available to approved purchasers.

A well run syndicate hangared with NZ Warbirds at Ardmore, with many experienced pilot syndicate members. ‘78’ is also part of the NZ Warbirds Roaring Forties team.

Pilot requirements are 50 hours tailwheel and 200 hours PIC needed.

$7,500 + $200 share transfer fee

For further details contact Mike Wood at or Jeff Hunter at

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North American T6 Harvard



Shares available in this Ardmore based syndicate.

H53 is also hangared at NZ Warbirds at Ardmore and is part of the NZ Warbirds Roaring Forties team

Price is by negotiation with the syndicate or share-holder depending upon the status of the share.

For further details contact John Kelly at

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de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk Mk.22



Ardmore based. 1/25th share available.

A really well run and active syndicate, with the aircraft hangared at Ardmore with NZ Warbirds.

Engine was overhauled four years ago.

Pilot requirements are 10 hours tailwheel. No other restrictions.

$5,000 + $200 share transfer fee

For further details contact Mike Wood at

You don’t have to be a pilot to own a share and ride in a Warbirds aircraft. Syndicate members are associated with one specific aircraft, ownership of the asset and decision making resides with the members of the syndicate. There is no restriction to the number syndicates a Warbirds member may join and some belong to several.

To join a syndicate contact the syndicate directly. They will explain their experience requirements, application to join procedure and financial arrangements.

Most syndicates include Flight Instructors who conduct type ratings, BFRs and aerobatic renewals as required.

  • 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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POSTPONEMENT OF NZ WARBIRDS ON PARADE COMMEMORATING THE ANNIVERSARY PEARL HARBOR - 5TH DECEMBER 2021 Sadly due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 Levels, the size of gatherings, the unknown as yet government restrictions and requirements around event management, we have sadly made the decision to postpone our forthcoming NZ Warbirds on Parade commemoration show on Sunday 5th December 2021. NZ Warbirds Association is a charitable not-for-profit organisation and produces these events to raise money to help keep us operating and our aircraft flying. Cancelling an event at the last minute incurs a large loss of our existing funds having had to pre-pay many suppliers along with the cost of certification and regulatory commitments – so a last minute cancellation or postponement is just not something the association can afford to do. We know this will be as disappointing for you, as it is for us, however we are still planning to hold this event in the new year sometime, so please keep an eye out on our website and social media platforms for updates. The good news is our team are planning smaller scale events like our successful Tarmac Days and Hangar Talks which more easily put together, cost a lot less to produce and can easily be postponed if we need to. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to safely open our doors again and welcome you in to our hangars. Trish Reynolds General Manager NZ Warbirds Association Inc
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GHOST POWER👻👇 John Luff's immaculate de Havilland DH.112 Venom at Classic Fighters Omaka 2019. It is an ex Swiss airframe painted to represent a No.14 Squadron RNZAF machine WE434. Unfortunately this past weekend was meant to be the 2021 edition of the Classic Fighters show but couldn't go ahead this year due to Covid-19. 📸Paul Johnston 📍Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, NZ #classicfightersomaka #omaka #dehavilland #dh112 #venom #ghost #rr #rollsroyce #avgeek #warbird #aviation #airshow #jet #onlyinnz #newzealand #nz
Did you know our Messenger flies again? Miles M.38 Messenger ZK-CMM was out and about last Sunday being flown by a couple of our members. It has been out of action for a while so it's nice to see the unusual aircraft back in the Ardmore circuit. 🛩️👍 Photo is from a few years ago at one of our open days. The messenger was designed as an AOP, Airborne Observation Post, and was used by General Montgomery as his own personal VIP transport. Photographer: @stu_65 #Avgeek #messenger #miles #m38 #warbird #keepemflying #OnlyAtArdmore #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #blackburn #cirrus #Aviation #photography
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NZWarbirds Yak-52 ZK-XXS rocketing down Runway 03 on the weekend. She is part of our OPS Group and flown by some lucky members. 📸 Photographer: Errol Cavit #warbirds #keepemflying #planespotting #yak #yak52pilot #soviet #aviation #flying
Covid 19: Auckland is at Alert Level 3. NZ Warbirds at Ardmore is temporarily closed to the public. Stay connected to find out when we can reopen.