Classic Flyers Aviation Museum

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Classic Flyers Aviation Museum

Classic Flyers Aviation Museum
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Bevan
39 contributions
Family activity
Jul 2021
From little peddle airplanes and play ground made of old aircraft, to multimedia information for history buffs. Cockpits you can climb into (with much of their instrumentation still in them) for photo ops. Its not a large space but they have managed to fit a lot into it. Not bad prices either.
Written 29 July 2021
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Lincoln C
South Pacific53 contributions
All weather, great for kids AND Poppa's, and a great cafe 🥰
Jun 2021 • Friends
We visited on a wet weekend day. Lots of planes, interactive displays and informative historical displays. Great shop with amazing aviation themed toys, love stocked up for my grandson :) Thousands of hours and $$$ have been put into creating this wonderful display, and thanks to the wonderful 10 plus volunteers all giving their time selflessly, we had an amazing experience - bless your hearts! 🙏❤ pS the cafe was pumping! But fast service, great food and very clean. Thank you!! xx
Written 5 June 2021
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Peggs
Wellington, New Zealand109 contributions
Awesome volunteers made for an awesome visit
Jul 2020
Classic Flyers isn't a big showy aviation museum, its a trust operated by a group of plane enthusiasts and volunteers who open their doors to the public. It lacks the finesse of other museums, but we loved it none-the-less.

We took our kids to visit during the school holidays. We were helped by two of the volunteers, who were very knowledgeable and very happy to give our 9 year old (who loves planes) a lot time. One of the volunteers also showed us through the other hangers, making for a truly memorable experience.

While its good in all weather, its better to visit on a fine day as there are outdoor aircraft displays which aren't so much fun when its raining.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 August 2020
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Lara
Invercargill, New Zealand2 contributions
Dissappointing!
Jul 2019 • Family
Popped in for morning tea. Berry smoothies were $7, they separated and tasted like water. Their menu is very pricey. There was glass on the ground in the children's play area and overall it was very unkempt. Not happy considering my 1 year old wanted to play and spends a fair bit of time on the ground!
Written 26 July 2019
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petatk2018
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
A Flight into the Past
Mar 2019 • Solo
I took a half hour flight with Derek in his WWII Harvard trainer. Absolutely worth it. It's a memorable experience. Derek has more than 36,000 hours of flying in his lifetime and is consequently a very experienced pilot. There are few aircraft of this vintage that one can find to fly in nowadays. This is still one great plane and pilot to experience a rapidly dwindling flying experience.
Written 29 March 2019
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Richard K
County Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
Excellent Museum
Mar 2019
For anybody interested in aviation this museum is lovely. Nothing spectacular but much to see. Nice cafe/bar attached.
Written 27 March 2019
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rarpos
Melbourne, Australia114 contributions
An interesting museum.
Dec 2018 • Couples
A must see for all aviation buffs, and all interested people. A good collection but not enough information about all exhibits. It is run by volunteers but needs more available to explain about exhibits. Well worth a visit. It has a good café attached.
Written 4 January 2019
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Rahul
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
A nice little Museum
Dec 2018 • Family
Even though, the museum is very small, but is a best place for kids who love planes, as this place allows kids to sit inside a cockpit of a jet fighter and play with it's control's. I would give it 5 star, if the planes were kept cleaner and more tidier. To go arround the museum will not take more than 20 mins, but anything more than that will depend on the time spent by your kid playing with cockpit control's.
Written 3 January 2019
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Draco_Malfoy
Napier, New Zealand85 contributions
Catalina made the visit
Oct 2018 • Solo
Not as big as I was expecting, it didn't take me long to get around and look at everything. Quite a few planes were pushed outside with covers on, which is a shame as I would have liked to get a better look without a cover over the cockpit. It looked like they were having an even or some sort, there were a whole lot of tables in the middle. The heron was pushed away and closed, would have liked to have a walk through. Canopy on skyhawk was shut, so you couldn't really see inside, I would have liked to have a proper look with the canopy open and take a nice photo.

No airplanes flying during the time I was there.

The highlight of the visit was the catalina airframe you can walk through and sit in the pilot's seat.

When I first went into the museum no staff member was around, and didn't turn up until the person who arrived before me went and found someone in the cafe. Not very good service at all.

Overall I was looking forwards to this and was left a bit disappointed. Probably wouldn't visit again.
Written 26 October 2018
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Peter H
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
Small but good quality aviation museum - great for kids!
Jul 2018 • Family
Really pleased we visited - and even my 8yr old lad who was not keen on the idea originally had a blast. While the museum isn't big by international standards, it has a decent collection with a mix of civilian and military types, props and jets and heaps of displays and information to make it a great learning experience. Highlights for me were the ex-RNZAF A4 Skyhawk and the Hawker Hunters. My lads really enjoyed the Catalina airframe which you can explore, including the cockpit and trying out the door gunner position - plus the opportunity for two to sit in the cockpit of one of the Hunters. Lots of fun things for the younger kids to do inside and out and there's a tidy café and a gift shop. Highly recommended.
Written 23 July 2018
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