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Be in to win a flight with Christchurch Helicopters, piloted by Richie Mccaw!

Richie McCaw

All you need to do is purchase one of our three awesome Helicopter Hunts over the July school holidays (6-21 July 2019), complete an entry form, and you’re in the draw. Every hunt purchased is a separate entry, and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter. 

The prize is for a 30-minute city and harbour scenic helicopter flight for four people, piloted by Richie McCaw, of Christchurch Helicopters.  

Entries close at 5.00pm on Sunday 21 July 2019. Winner will be drawn at random and announced on Monday 22 July 2019. 

Terms and Conditions

Purchase any of the three Helicopter Hunts at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand between 6-21 July 2019 to go in the draw. Each hunt purchased equals one entry in the draw. There is no limit to the number of entries. 

To go in the draw, you must have purchased a Museum Hunt and completed an entry form. 

Prize is for one voucher for four people to go on a 30-minute city and harbour scenic helicopter flight, piloted by Richie McCaw of Christchurch Helicopters.  

Winner will be drawn at random on Monday 22 July 2019 and contacted via phone and email. 

If the winner is unable to be contacted within 48 hours, another draw will take place to select a new winner from the existing entries. 

The prize is not able to be exchanged or transferred. 

The voucher must be redeemed at a time mutually agreed with Christchurch Helicopters. All four people must take the flight on the same day at the same time. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and children under 18 kg must sit on a parent’s lap. 

Helicopters are subject to weight and balance, so passengers over 120 kg must take two seats. 

This competition is not open to employees or volunteers of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and their dependents.  

Past competitions

The RNZAFs new training helicopter, the A-109, lifts off from RNZAF Base Ohakea on its first test flight.

Our Helicopter Heroes 'Win a flight in a RNZAF A109 helicopter' competition has now closed and the winner has been contacted. Don't forget that you can still come and see the A109 helicopter* during our Helicopter Fun Day alongside a range of other fun activities!

(*Subject to operational requirements)

Museum Hunts

With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.

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KidsFest Fun

See helicopters and all things rotary at the Air Force Museum! There’s plenty to engage kids of all ages with lots of hands-on exhibits and activities!


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