Our aims are:
To Preserve Classic and Historic Aircraft and
To Support the retention of New Zealand’s aviation history.
The Trust strives to gather, protect and preserve aircraft and aviation memorabilia from bygone times – especially material with a Bay of Plenty or New Zealand connection.
Andrew is a company director and a successful businessman. He is also a commercial pilot with rating on a large number of aircraft. He is a member of the Warbirds Association and part owner of several aircraft including a Harvard, CT4B Airtrainer, Boeing Stearman, Piper Cub, and a T28 Trojan. Andrew has lived in Mount Maunganui for the past 18 years.
David is also originally from England. His career started as a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot, mainly flying the MD F4 Phantom. David then became a test pilot, and participated in the test programme for the Tornado and the Eurofighter. Until recently, David was CEO of Pacific Aerospace Corporation in Hamilton, and is now an Aviation Consultant for McGregor and Co.
David is a recently retired Group Captain RAF, and has had a wide variety of appointments at senior level both in Service and civilian life, such as Chief of Security for Allied Command Europe in Belgium. David’s home is in Tauranga.
Jerry took early retirement from a highly successful career in banking to run a business consultancy advising small to medium scale businesses on best business practice. Jerry has joined the board of Classic Flyers to offer his expertise to our charitable endeavours.
Ian brings to the board of trustees a wealth of knowledge, which has accumulated from running his successful building/construction business in Auckland for 25 years allowing early retirement. His common sense and down-to-earth honest approach is much appreciated as a catalyst for getting the job done.
Michelle Harrison - Trustee
Michelle was appointed as a Trustee in October 2015. She has an extensive background in management accounting, human resources and leadership and has a BMS from Waikato University with an emphasis in strategic management. She brings a number of skills from her prior board experiences and her 25+ year career which has focused on supporting and advising businesses with up to 50 staff and the not-for profit sector.