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CLASSIC FLYERS OPEN DAY
Celebrating 14 years of operation.
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Help Classic Flyers celebrate our 14 years as one of the Bay's premier tourist attractions by getting up close and personal at our Open Day on Sunday 26th May.

Classic Flyers NZ is an exciting local Aircraft Museum combining static displays along with operational aircraft set in a purpose built hangar with attached cafe/bar and an aviation themed children's adventure playground.

On Sunday May 26th from 10am till 2pm we will be opening our doors to the public, where for just a Gold Coin entry everyone can experience some Classic Flyers magic.

Many of our aircraft will be out of the hangars and displayed along our taxi-way where everyone will be able to get up close to view and photograph them. A number of our aircraft will have their engines run up in an exciting display of sound, smoke and motion.
There will be a number of other "visiting" aircraft from elsewhere on the airfield adding to the mix of aircraft on display. You can also get the chance to dress up as a pilot and get your photo taken in one of our Classic Aircraft.
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The Tauranga Airport Crash Fire/Rescue team will come and display their Crash/Fire Tender in an exciting show of water and foam.
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There will be plenty of activities for all the family including rides on our Vintage Fire Engine, Face Painting and for the more adventurous try out the Virtual Reality Simulations in The CAVE Mobile VR Experience.
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Our squadron of little pedal planes will also be available for the young pilots in your family.
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The AvGas cafe will be open selling great food and beverages as well as a sausage sizzle run by our volunteers.

There will be a prize draw for a Flight in one of our Classic planes - so don't forget to enter the competition. The winner will be notified after the draw on Tuesday 28th May

Put this date (Sunday 26th May) in your diary and make sure you come to Classic Flyers for a memorable day out.
Don't forget to bring your camera for some great photos.

ABOUT US

A group of passionate individuals got together to achieve this dream of creating Classic Flyers to protect the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation.

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