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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 3 June 2019

What a birthday gift from my family. A stunning flight and my wife said my smile after climb (clambering) out of the cockpit was to be seen. Gary my pilot was totally professional and made it all so enjoyable. The wing overs and barrel rolls left me whooping, and the low level run through the Hunuas the icing on the cake. If you have ever thought of doing something like this then you have to visit Warbirds Adventure Ride at Ardmore.

Date of experience: June 2019
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are glad that you enjoyed your flight with one of our dedicated pilots and your time with us out at Ardmore. Please coma and visit again.

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Reviewed 8 May 2019

Good display of aircraft from different countries. Guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Large display of model aircraft. Background displays and history of some conflicts and training situations.

Date of experience: May 2019
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Thank you for your review of our organisation. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience.

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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
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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
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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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