Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Open Cockpit

IT'S BACK!

Sunday, 2 September 2018

10am - 4pm

 

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Overview

Have you ever fancied yourself in the pilot’s seat of a wartime fighter? Or perhaps a classic jet is more your style? With the return of our ever-popular Open Cockpit programme this Father’s Day, you have the chance to do both!

You will not only receive exclusive time in the cockpits of two out of three of our iconic wartime fighters (Spitfire, Mustang or Kittyhawk), but also in the Vampire T.11 jet or, for the first time in our Open Cockpit programme, the BAC Strikemaster.

What better gift for Dad this Father’s Day, or why not treat yourself? Bookings are essential, and with a limited number of spaces available, these will operate on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.

Don’t miss out, register online today by completing the form below or contact our Public Programmes team directly: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz; (03) 343 9504

All proceeds from our Open Cockpit event go towards helping preserve our world-class military aviation collection.

Choose from these two
tailored packages

Standard Open Cockpit Experience - $85

  • 15 minutes in each cockpit of your choice of three aircraft*
  • A themed gift pack, which includes a souvenir booklet as well as a number of other special giveaways.

Premium Open Cockpit Experience - $115

  • 15 minutes in each cockpit of your choice of three aircraft*
  • A themed gift pack, which includes a souvenir booklet as well as a number of other special giveaways.
  • AFM Collection t-shirt
  • Ticket for our “Mosquito Mission” flight simulator

 

Aircraft options

Choose two of the following:

 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVIe

North American P-51 Mustang

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

Choose one of the following:

 

 

 

De Havilland D.H.115 Vampire T.Mk.II

BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.88

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