Primary Schools

The team at Classic Flyers would like to remind all our Kindergartens and Preschools in the region of our very own treasure trove of aviation history and heritage housed at Classic Flyers museum. Click here for more information.

We have on offer two museum visit options aimed at children of your age group . One is the standard museum only visit. The second is a museum visit combine with a demonstration of the Tauranga Airport Fire Engine. Both of these activities are a lot of fun and can be achieved in a morning visit to the museum.

We can offer quiz sheets to your students. We are very happy to send a copy of them electronically so you can print them off, for your students to have, in preparation for their visit.

For the older kids we have another option available for your school visit that is called the Flight School 101 Experience. This is a more focused visit to the museum where we setup a classroom style seating in the hangar and provide a lecture on the Theory of Flight and and aspects of flying such and flight controls, engine, cockpit instruments etc. The kids also get to make and keep a model glider as part of the experience. Due to time constraints the Airport Fire Engine Demo is not available if the Flight School 101 option is chosen.

Sample Agenda:
  • 9.30am   Arrival at Classic Flyers
  • 9.35am   Welcome and Safety Talk in the main hangar
  • 9.40am   Guided tour of museum, site in a real plane, explore inside our Catalina
  • 10.15am Ride on a Vintage Fire Engine
  • 10.30am Morning Tea (bring own food & drink for kids) and play in Torpedo Park
  • 11.00am Airport Fire Engine Demonstration
  • 11.20am Free time in Aviation museum and Torpedo Park
  • 12.00pm Lunch (bring own food & drink for kids) or return to school.
NOTE- If the Flight School 101 Experience is chosen this agenda will be different.

Morning tea or lunch is hosted in our Torpedo Park adventure playground (if wet the children can be seated in the museum hangar). Children will enjoy the Torpedo Park play area which has been extended and upgraded to stretch their imagination with its aviation theme. The fleet of peddle planes are also a popular activity with the younger kids out on the tarmac in front of the hangar.
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Cost / Payment: 
A combined Museum tour and Airport Fire Engine demo is $6 per person.
Museum only tour is $4.50 per person.
The Flight School 101 Experience is $9.00 per person
This set price includes adults and children alike. 
Payment is required on the day of the visit in the museum Gift Shop. We can invoice schools by prior arrangement.

Bookings are essential, so if this would be of interest to you and your class, we would love to hear from you.

All queries please contact Garry and his team on 07 572 4000 or email

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