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The Vintage Aviator Presents Flying Weekends


Please Note:

The Flying Weekend of (February 25-26 )  has been changed to  Feb 17-19 for Wings Over Wairarapa our aircraft will be on display and hopefully flying too.




Hood Aerodrome, Masterton is home to one of the world’s largest collections of flying WWI aircraft. The Vintage Aviator’s outstanding collection of original, reproduction and replica aircraft of the Great War era regularly take to the skies, recreating aerial war-time history. Come see the magic for yourself the last weekend of every month throughout the operational season (November- April).

Flying weekends provide a great opportunity for the public to see the collection in the air, while allowing the pilots to routinely practice operating these war machines. Because flying weekends are more casual than past TVAL air shows, we suggest bringing your own seat and refreshments along. TVAL’s replica collection, sometimes accompanied by one or two of our reproduction aircraft, represent TVAL at select air shows throughout the season.

Flying will be scheduled from 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday, with a Saturday only option of 6.00pm – 8.00pm if flying that day has been held up with weather. Guided hangar tours will also be offered on these days outside of the flying hours. All are welcome to attend. Photographers welcomed. Cash and EFTPOS are accepted.


The 2016 / 2017 Season Flying Weekend Dates:


March 2017

25 & 26 

April 2017

29 & 30 




Flying Weekend Tickets:

Adult- $20

Children (Ages 6 to 12)- $10

Age 5 & Under- Free Entry



For more information regarding flying weekends please contact:

 +64 4 909 3100



Hood Aerodrome Location:

Hood Aerodrome,

Masterton, New Zealand

(On SH 2, south of Masterton CBD, turn at Caltex Service Station onto South Belt. Follow South Belt to intersection of South Belt and South Road. Turn Right onto South Road. Turn left at Hood Aerodrome Main Gates.)