Aviation Museums

and airworthy collections


Ashburton Aviation Museum

470 Seafield Rd, Elgin 7772

Date of visit: 2nd March 2017

Ashburton has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. 50 Tiger Moths were based there. The original tarmac and tie-down rings are still present to this day, which helped to secure the aircraft from Mid Canterbury’s strong nor-west winds. Over 30 aircraft are on display in the two museum buildings, with more in the workshop.

Aero L-29 Delphin

'Soviet Star' flight simulator comprising the cockpit section from ZK-SSS/2.

The rear fuselage is in storage. ZK-SSS / 56 red (ex- Romanian Air Force 66657) was damaged following an overrun of the North Shore '21' runway back in February 2009.

Aeromacchi MB-339CB

RNZAF NZ6464 / 64 / cn 6794/168

Beechcraft B77 Skipper

ZK-ESC / cn WA-175

Bell 47G-3B-2A Soloy

ZK-HFU / cn 6863

Benson B-8 Gyroglider


Compton Gyrocopter Gnat

ZK-RLC / cn 001

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth II

ZK-CDU / cn 3581

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.5

NZ5769 / WA306

de Havilland DH.104 Devon C.1

NZ1829 / cn 04427

de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.11

NZ5707 / cn 15579

Douglas C-47A-25-DK / DC-3C Skytrain

ZK-AMY / CN 13506 'Lady Jane' operated by the Southern DC-3 Trust (ex- USAAF 42-93579)

Elliot AP.5 EoN Olympia 2

ZK-GAT / cn 3059/SCGC/1

English Electric Canberra B(TT).2

RAF WH734 / cn EEP71214 (cockpit only)

Gloster Meteor F.8

RAAF A77-867 (ex- WK685)

Hawker Hunter T.66B

801/Painted 880 (cockpit only)

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3

RAF XZ129 / cn 712188

Hughes 269A

ex- N8716F and G-SHKK / cn 1110029

Hughes 269C

ZK-HHY / cn 44-0293

Hughes 369HS

ZK-HLY / cn 330459S

McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk

NZ6204 / cn 14087

Mignet HM-14 Pou-du-Ciel

ZM-AAM Replica

North American AT-6C Harvard IIA

NZ1012 / cn 88-9269

Percival P-56 Provost T-53

Union of Burmese Air Force UB232 / cn PAC/F/451

Piper PA-22-150

ZK-CPJ / cn 22-3592

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee

ZK-CUA / cn 28-23318

Porterfield 35-W

NZ598 / cn 316

PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (MiG-17F)

1912 Red / cn 1C1912

Radford Lincoln Sports

ZK-BMV / cn 001

Robinson R-22 Alpha

ZK-IMG / cn 0455

Scheibe Bergfalke II/55

ZK-GAZ / cn 353

Skycraft Scout Mk.III

ZK-FCY / cn MAANZ/115

Slingsby T.31B Tandem Tutor


Spartan Three Seater

ZK-ABK / cn 46

Stanton Sunbird

ZK-JEA / cn 001

Supermarine Spitfire I Scale Replica



ZK-PMD / cn MAANZ/241

Transavia PL-12U Airtruk

ZK-DMZ / cn G356

Zlin Z.37T Agro Turbo

ZK-DOZ / cn 010

Other exhibits

Link Trainer D713

Thompson Refueller

'Spaceball' from Cosmos 482

Also seen at Ashburton Airport

North American AT-6D Harvard III

ZK-ENE / cn 88-14672 / ex- RNZAF NZ1066

Cessna 180A

ZK-BUQ / cn 32995