Ardmore Collection - NZ Warbirds

Ardmore

Collection

Spread over two hangars, NZ Warbirds at Ardmore hosts New Zealand’s most diverse range of historic and airworthy aircraft in one location.

First World War - NZ Warbirds

First World War
1914 -1919

The Golden Age - NZ Warbirds

The Golden Age
1919-1938

Second World War - NZ Warbirds

Second World War
1939-1945

The Jet Age - NZWarbirds

The Jet Age
1946-present

Willys MB - NZ Warbirds

Ground Vehicles & Engines

Willys MB

Military Utility Vehicle

 
  • 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 Zealandโ€™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

@nz_warbirds

WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE FANTASTIC VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM - to help us run and host visitors through our WW1 and WW2 hangars at NZ Warbirds at Ardmore ๐Ÿ‘ NO aviation experience required just a love of Warbird aircraft and meeting great people ๐Ÿ‘โœˆ - we do all your training. We need people who are excited to help one or two days a month - we're normally open Sat, Sun & Wed 10:30am - 3:00pm. We ask for volunteers to volunteer one day a month, rostered in advance. You must be over 16 years old. Duties can include, with two other volunteers: * Setting up and opening our hangars * Welcoming visitors and taking admittance fees * Showing people around and showcase our hangars WW1 & WW2 fabulous collection * Sometimes helping in our merch shop * Meet and talk with like minded people * Close up at the end of the day. * Help out at our shows and events * If you'd like to help us as a ground crew member helping with our beautiful aircraft, we will freely provide additional training We provide free first aid and fire & evacuation training. Join us as a volunteer member, you can enter our hangars free of charge, meet on a Sunday evening in our club bar, 10% of all merch. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - ITS GREAT FUN and WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU ๐Ÿ‘ Please contact Trish - manager@nzwarbirds.org.nz
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 stunner๐Ÿ‘ #P40 #Kittyhawk #p40kittyhawk #Allison #curtis #pioneeraero #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #warbird #Avgeek #Aviation #aviator #nz #onlyinnz #auckland #restoration #heritage
๐ŸŽ Our resident NA P-51D Mustang (ZK-TAF) taxing in after a successful adventure flight from a few years ago. ๐Ÿ“ท @stu_65 ๐Ÿ“ Ardmore Airport #warbird #Avgeek #keepemflying #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #nzmustdo #mustang #p51 #p51mustang #Adventure #Aviation #aviator #nz #auckland #OnlyAtArdmore
Jet blast from the past...๐Ÿš€ 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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ #v12 #supermarinespitfire #adventureflightsnz #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #keepemflying
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 โ€“ 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 canโ€™t wait to safely open our doors again and welcome you in to our hangars. Trish Reynolds General Manager NZ Warbirds Association Inc
Harvard 57 being put through her paces on an adventure flight earlier this year โœˆ๏ธ #nzmustdo #aviation #gopro #warbirds #adventure #avgeek
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