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Awesome Working Museum.

Fantastic opportunity to get up close to some of the icons of New Zealand’s aviation history - with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2020
MarkR986
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Little Gem

At Ardmore Aerodrome - south of Auckland. Interesting guided visit around the War Birds Facility... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2020
Sandra S
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

I bought a flight in a Spitfire to celebrate my husband achieving 11000 hours of helicopter time. We headed up to Ardmore with friends and watched in awe as he headed off with Captain Liz into the wide blue yonder.
Perfectly presented and introduced to us by an incredibly knowledgable team. It's hard to believe that Ben and the boys are volunteers, but I suppose everyone wants to be around this beautiful machine.
The team gave a great briefing and the flight was awesome including barrel rolls around fluffy clouds and a short time at the controls. One very happy pilot returned to base grinning from ear to ear and set to record some Spitfire time in his logbook.
While the pilots were away we looked around the nearby Warbirds museum and the time literally flew by.
Thanks to everyone at NZ Warbirds who were faultless in their dealings from booking through to organising around the weather and then the actual day.
If you have an enthusiast in your family dont hesitate to treat them to this once in a lifetime trip, it's amazing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lizkensington
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019

Hi There

Thank you very much for your awesome review. The team at NZ Warbirds are thrilled with your feedback and we can't thank you enough. Our volunteers are dedicated and an awesome group of people so thank you very much for recognizing them and all that they do. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

The NZ Warbirds Team!

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Reviewed 6 April 2019

This is walking down memory lane for world war II survivors and all aviation aficionados. The association houses vintage airplanes: Spitfires, T-6 Harvards, Mustangs, Skyhawks, Fokkers, etc. They are all in excellent condition and you might get a spin on one of them, piloted, of course, by one of the experts. It is a unique experience and a pleasant one at that.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gabriel H
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

Thanks for your review. We are very lucky to have such a comprehensive and unique collection, one that can only be seen at Ardmore. We appreciate individuals such as your self for taking the time to come and visit and also telling us about your experience online. Come again soon!

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Reviewed 21 March 2019

Well organised and friendly people and a competitive price.
Would higly recommend to those who are warbirds fans

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank demlerg
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2019

Thank you for reviewing our organisation. We are pleased that you found our prices competitive and that you would recommend us to other similarly minded customers. Come again!

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Reviewed 19 March 2019 via mobile

Very privileged to have had a flight in their 2 seater Spitfire. Thanks to Liz Ben and team.
Not my first spit flight, but just as good as the first!
And the display of the warbirds is superb.
Good luck to them all. A must visit if you like old aircraft.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colin P
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019

Hi Colin

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience flying in our Spitfire. We appreciate the time to come out of your way to visit us and that you found it worth while. All the best for your future adventures.

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Reviewed 19 January 2019

Thank you to those involved with providing and maintaining this wonderful venue with so many planes and engines, and information. Great tour guide - thanks Robert.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gay G
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us online. We appreciate visitors such as yourself visiting our facilities and telling us what they think about our amazing collection. We are very grateful to have an amazing team of passionate volunteers, engineers and pilots who help keep these special icons flying.

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