Winter of '41 Spitfire and SWA Fine Art

Posted by Melanie on Dec 11, 2018

Our Christmas Aviation Tours  NZ newsletter this year was accompanied by this wonderful picture kindly approved by SWA Fine Art - home to aviation art prints signed by WW2 heroes. It is by artist Philip E West and available on the SWA website…read more...

Avalon - Australian International Air Show

Posted by Melanie on Nov 24, 2018

Avalon - Australian International Air Show 2019 will be our first visit to the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport, Melbourne. So, we can’t speak first hand but here is what we are expecting from information gathered from…read more...

The Shuttleworth Military Pageant

Posted by Melanie on Nov 15, 2018

This airshow, usually at the beginning of July, is a wonderful day out at Old Warden aerodrome which is home to The Shuttleworth Collection, opened to the public in 1963. Filling five hangars, this is an amazing collection of vintage and veteran…read more...

Royal International Air Tattoo

Posted by Melanie on Oct 22, 2018

  The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is organised by The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The trust is best known for staging the world's largest military airshow at RAF Fairford. The origins of the Air Tattoo stretch back to a…read more...

War & Peace Revival

Posted by Melanie on Oct 21, 2018

The War & Peace Revival is the greatest celebration of military history and vintage lifestyle in the world. We had a great day at the Revival in 2016 and were amazed by the scale of his annual event. In 2019 it will be held at The Hop Farm,…read more...

Flying Legends Airshows

Posted by Melanie on Oct 7, 2018

Flying Legends is the greatest Warbird event in Europe. A world class aerial spectacular organized by The Fighter Collection in conjunction with Imperial War Museum at Duxford. The 1940s atmosphere draws you in and the incredible flying displays…read more...

The Aviator

Posted by Melanie on Aug 26, 2018

We chose a great venue to launch our airshow tours for next year and were happy to see so many friends, past guests and possible future guests. I gave a quick run down of our 2019 tours Avalon & Beyond, Wings over the Outback, Battle of Britain &…read more...

Wings over the Outback 2019

Posted by Melanie on Jul 28, 2018

We have been working hard and are happy to offer this unique itinerary in association with Air Adventure Australia. A truly spectacular and exclusive trip. Check out the details on our home page and do please ask if you have any questions.Fly away to…read more...

Tauranga Airshow 2018

Posted by Melanie on Jan 21, 2018

Our local airshow is well worth the day out. A great combination of flying, ground shows and this year a fantastic turn out from the Military Vehicle Club. Lovely to see so many families out and the little future aviation enthusiasts & pilots. For…read more...

Biggin Hill Spitfire Flight

Posted by Melanie on Nov 19, 2017

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, often mistaken for a museum, is a restoration facility dedicated to putting Spitfires back in the air. To date it has restored six Spitfires to flying condition, with several more projects waiting their turn. As well…read more...

Wings & Wheels

Posted by Melanie on Feb 8, 2017

Let us take you on an amazing journey to some of the best-known museums and events in the South of England. Goodwood Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as…read more...

NZ Airshows

Posted by Melanie on Jan 15, 2017

It's going to be a great year for New Zealand airshows!Tauranga air show kicks off the season on 21st January. The skies above Tauranga City Airport will reverberate to the sounds of fast jets and some of the fastest land based vehicles in New…read more...

Charity Lunch

Posted by Melanie on Jan 5, 2016

We are having a charity lunch to help raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and in memory of Les Munro. It will be held at Classic Flyers, Tauranga, on Sunday 21st Feb, 12 - 3pm. A scrummy dinner of roast chicken and/or bangers & mash, with sticky…read more...

2016 Tours Launched

Posted by Melanie on Dec 15, 2015

Wow! It's going to be a fantastic year for tours in 2016. Bomber County, one of our favourite tours and the all new Battle of Britain & D-DayA lot of new visits on the cards next year and some new experiences such as "Sit in a Spit" at Biggin Hill.…read more...

Planes, Trains & Autos 2015

Posted by Melanie on Aug 4, 2015

Just returned from a fantastic tour, with great people. It's a hard life but someone's gotta do it! Two amazing airshows with perfect weather."Flying Legends" the greatest Warbirds event in Europe and one of our favourite airshows. 12 Spitfires…read more...

Wings Over Wairarapa 2015

Posted by Melanie on Apr 21, 2015

What a great show! Fabulous weather combined with good company and some great flying made for a perfect weekend.Friday was practice day and a good start to the weekend. Plenty of flying with the jets going up first - 2 Strikemaster, 2 Albatros & the…read more...

Armistice in Cambridge

Posted by Melanie on Dec 8, 2014

This is a great event held on the closest weekend to 11th November. A beautiful setting on the banks of Lake Karapiro.The Don Rowland Centre is filled with trade stands including book sales, vintage & collectibles, militaria, crafts, models, and of…read more...

2015 Tour Launch

Posted by Melanie on Sep 25, 2014

It's that time of year again! We have returned from a very successful Bomber County 2014 tour and with great excitement, prepared the itinerary for Planes, Trains & Autos 2015.This itinerary through the south of England ran for three years prior to…read more...

Planes Trains & Autos, the beginnning

Posted by Melanie on Mar 16, 2014

How it all started! In 2009 I was working as a travel broker for Frontier Travel, who were about to launch a new website. They asked for us brokers to come up with some new and exciting ideas for the website. On discussing this with hubby Kev, he…read more...

Welcome

Posted by Melanie on Feb 28, 2014

Welcome to the Aviation Tours NZ blog. Join us as we count down to the 2014 Bomber County Tour departing 30th June.16 weeks and counting to this sell out tour feauring Duxford's Flying Legends with options for RAF Waddington and International Air…read more...