Museums

The Rangitata Island Aerodrome is home to a number of museum collections.

Ross Brodie “Royal Flying Corps” Memorial Militaria Collection & Library

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The Ross Brodie “RFC” Memorial Militaria Collection & Library is an extensive collection of aviation books and texts. Also view a wonderful display of Air Force medals, models and memorabilia from around the world.

This collection is dedicated to the memory of the first aviator in the Brodie family, who served with the Royal Flying Corps in World War One.

                                                                                           

De Havilland’s Over New Zealand Aviation Collection

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The De Havillands Over New Zealand Aviation Collection  collection currently includes a Tiger Moth, three rare Hornet Moths under restoration, plus other De Havill

                                                                                           

New Zealand Microlight Heritage Museum

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The New Zealand Microlight Heritage Museum is a collection of “first generation” microlights. Some aircraft will be available to hire. Enjoy discovering the simplicity of these early models from the 1980’s. Over 20 aircraft and memorabilia are gathered here so far—a unique collection, unlike any other worldwide.

                                                                                           

Shadows of Hawks Collection

Airdrome Fokker D.VII

A growing collection of World War One era replica aircraft. Currently consisting of an airworthy Fokker D VI and an airworthy Fokker D VII. Also in the collection is a Fokker E III Eindekker which is nearing completion and an Airco DH-2 is soon to begin construction. The collection is complemented by a World War I military museum display.