Summer is coming, and so is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre's Wings & Wheels Open Day! Make sure to mark Sunday, February 4th, 2024, on your calendar for an amazing day of flying and a fantastic display of classic aircraft and cars, including a special guest, the Corsair! Flying alongside Reno racer, Steadfast, the Harvard, the Avro Anson and WW1 aircraft, it's going to be a day not to be missed. The gates open at 9 am, with the flying program kicking off at 10 am.
We have a spectacular lineup of aircraft planned from throughout the ages, both in the air and on the ground. Between flying displays, wander via a magical collection of classic cars. Re-hydrate and refuel at the Omaka Cafe and various guest food outlets. Bring your picnic rugs and deck chairs, and make yourself comfortable because you won't want to leave!
And don't forget to take the opportunity to visit the two remarkable exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Entry to both is included in your Omaka Wings & Wheels ticket. For value for money, it doesn't get any better than this!
Flying Display & Mosquito & WW1 Rotary Engine Run Program
10.00 am - John Smith Mosquito & WW1 Gnome Rotary Engine Runs
11.00 am - WW1 Aircraft flying display; Sopwith Pup, Nieuport N.11, Nieuport N.16, Bristol Fighter
11.45 am - Steadfast Yak-3UPW flying display
12 noon - John Smith Mosquito Lucky Draw Winner & Auction
12:30 pm - Avro Anson Mk.1
01.00 pm - John Smith Mosquito Engine Run with the Lucky Draw Winner seated in the cockpit!
01.15 pm - Polikarpov Po-2 flying display
01.45 pm - Harvard flying display
02:15 pm - Corsair flying display
02:30 pm - John Smith Mosquito Auction Winner Engine Run
Please note all display aircraft are subject to change
Tickets selling online!
Book online for the best price: Adults (18+): $25, Youth (14-17 years): $12 & Children (5-13 years): $8 + a booking fee
Tickets will also be available at the gate. Adults $30, Youth $15 & Children $10
Getting there: The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is located at 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim. Parking is at the Car Club Grounds. There are limited spaces available for mobility parking permit holders within the Omaka AHC grounds. For more updates, please like and follow our FB page.
Our Boeing Stearman is configured with three seats so that couples can travel together in the front cockpit and share the wonderful experience of flying over the stunning scenery of New Zealand's premier wine-growing region of Marlborough.
This aircraft is the last of some 11,000 built that is still flying today and is available for adventure flights based out of Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
The interior of the Anson has been faithfully restored to how it looked when the Anson’s were on front line service between 1939 and 1941 including replica machine guns and anti-submarine bombs.