Check out some of the aircraft on display at Classic Flyers

CT4B Airtrainer-121
CT-4B Airtrainer

This worthy successor to the Harvard has been in local hands for several years. Wearing the distinctive yellow and black RNZAF colour-scheme of the era plus the serial number NZ1035, this CT4 is as much at home flying in anything but a straight and level altitude as it is teaching the new student “Effects of Controls 1”. This New Zealand-produced aircraft has proved its worth in many countries.


The Spitfire on display is a full size replica Mk. V which was located on a visit to Australia. The aircraft was dismantled, packed into a container and shipped here where it was carefully re-assembled and painted in a nearby hangar. It carries the registration CRC representing the initials of the Australian air ace Group Captain Clive (Killer) Caldwell, DSO, DFC & Bar.  The aircraft is fitted with the Vokes chin-filter found to be essential in the Western Desert (North Africa) to prolong engine life.

Spitfire Replica-310
Harvard 2-322
NA Harvards

There are times when more than one of these well-known ex-RNZAF trainers graces Classic Flyer’s display area. There are two Harvards which are locally owned, with a third machine which visits from Ardmore. Still wearing their distinctive RNZAF colour-schemes, the fine-pitch crackle of their propellers is their trade-mark when they are in the air – which they are frequently – come and see!

Airtourer ZK-XXI-326
Aermacchi MB339-54
Boing Stearman-306
Boeing Stearman
Cessna 188 Agwagon
Cessna 188 Agwagon-23
de Havilland Heron-305
de Havilland Heron
de Havilland Venom
de Havilland Venom-533

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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