Retirement Villages

Introducing Classic Flyers, our very own classic aircraft museum to you and your residents.  Please browse this website so you get a better understanding of who we are.

Classic Flyers was established in 2005 to promote the preservation of New Zealand’s Aviation history and to retain aviation artifacts that potentially become lost, sold off or destroyed.

Along with our classic aircraft museum filled with classic aircraft and display cabinets depicting history with stories of yesteryear, we have a military museum filled with very interesting memorabilia from past wars displayed in an authentic theme.  We have a café on site where we serve the best coffee in the bay.

We are very pleased to offer to your residents a group discount of just $4.50 per person (minimum 10 people) to tour our complex.  We can customise your tour to suit your needs.  We have guides on hand to walk around the museums with you, explaining the different displays on show as well as the history of the many exhibits we have.

Bookings are essential so if you feel you would like to visit with us, please call Garry or Lorraine on ph 572-4000 or email at

You will find us at 9 Jean Batten Drive, (just tucked in behind Bunnings) at Tauranga City Airport.   We will be delighted to welcome you all to Classic Flyers and make it a truly nostalgic trip down memory lane.


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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