Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is run by a charitable trust, The New Zealand Aviation Museum Trust and although some objects are owned by the Trust, many of the aircraft and memorabilia are on loan from private individuals, who generously offer them for public display.
As well as aircraft, there are the smaller items; letters, logbooks, clothing,photographs that help convey the human stories and give the machines their relevance to history. All need to be conserved, documented and made accessible.
We aim to foster growth in aviation, by stimulating interest and enjoyment through the museum and the biennial Classic Fighters Airshow. Schools visit regularly to learn about the aviators of the World Wars and the amazing machines that were developed during those years. Promoting education in both history and technology is central to our mission.
To achieve our goals, we are greatly helped by the generosity of individuals and businesses.