The Vintage Aviator Ltd

The World's largest collection of airworthy WWI aircraft opens weekends for public viewing, 10.00am - 4.00pm, November through to April end each year or watch this astounding collection take to the skies at our flying weekends throughout summer.


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The Worlds most incredible collection of original, reproduction and replica WWI aircraft is based at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton. Kept airworthy, this private collection of fighter scouts, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft from the Great War era frequently take to the skies over summer in numbers unable to be seen anywhere else on the planet!

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Guided tours reveal the incredible historic details of these wood and fabric flying machines and a time when young men, without parachutes, oxygen, radios or canopies flew them into warfare, pioneering some of histories most remarkable aviation feats.

Guided Tours every Saturday and Sunday 11.00am and 3.00pm (November - April end)
Tour for groups out of hours arranged by appointment.


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Physical address

The Vintage Aviator Ltd, Hood Aerodrome, South Road, Masterton, Wairarapa, 5885, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm. At other times for groups by appointment.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Located at Main airfield
Proximity to coach terminal:
2 km
Proximity to town:
2 km

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Guided Tours Adults $15.00. Children (Ages 6 to 12) $5.00. Under 5 FREE.

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