and airworthy collections
The Vintage Aviator Ltd
Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, New Zealand
Hangar Visit 17th to 20th February 2017
Based at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton in New Zealand, The Vintage Aviator Ltd. (TVAL) maintains both airworthy and static aircraft for museum display and private collections with the aim of absolute authenticity with the original design. Their engineers look after, and operate, WW1 aircraft owned by the 1914-18 Aviation Heritage Trust and solely manufacture aircraft from the 1914-1918 period.
The main collection is housed in The Old Stick & Rudder Company hangar.
The collection is live so exhibits may change to those seen during this visit.
ZK-JNB/3 Scheme: D386/16
Reproduction of the aircraft of Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke of Jasta 2
ZK-ACU / cn A.202
Curtiss F8C-4-02C-1 Helldiver
A-8413 / I-F-13
Replica as seen in the Peter Jackson remake King Kong 2005 Film
de Havilland American DH4
ZK-DHA/2 presented as 32224 code 5 of the 50th Observation Aero Squadron of the USAS, from 1918.
Built by Century Aviation of East Wenatchee, Washington State for TVAL who finished the aircraft, including the restoration of the original 400 HP Liberty V 12 engine, manufacture of the wheels and propellor, installation of the instruments and also the fabric covering and painting.
Fokker EV / D.VIII
ZK-FEZ / cn E6003 157/8
ZK-FES / 156/18
Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG C.VI
ZK-LVG / F-AZVE / cn MF-01 Scheme: 4802/18 'Mia' / 'Eleynor'
Replica built by the Memorial Flight Association, based at La Ferté-Alais airfield, for TVAL.
Nieuport 11 Bebe
ZK-NIM / Ni 2123
replica in Regia Aeronautica markings
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c
ZK-TVA / cn 762 '347'
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c-1L
ZK-CBE/2 '2612' scheme colours of 16 Squadron
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2F
ZK-BFR / cn A1325 / 'A1325'
Original (ex- G-BVGR)
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.12
ZK-ZEP / '6493'
Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b-1
ZK-FEE/2 / cn 758 '6341' 'Zanzibar No.1'
Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A-1
ZK-SEO / cn WA18 'D3540'
Sopwith Camel F1
ZK-SDL / 'B5663'
ZK-PPY / N6205 / 'Betty' / 'Phyllis'
Sopwith Snipe 7F-1
ZK-SBY / E7643
ZK-SOP / cn 533 / N533 'Black Maria'
Seen in or around the adjacent TVAL Maintenance Hangars
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A
ZK-SEV / F5690
de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II
ZK-ANQ / cn 82906
Bristol F.2 Fighter
D8084 ZK-BRI (ex- G-ACAA)
(Sopwith Pup Replica ZK-PPD Reproduction behind)
also part of the Old Stick & Rudder Co.
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk 1A
ZK-RMH / cn 19669 / 'P-11151' '88 663' (ex- G-CCBE)
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
ZK-COR / cn 3205 88391 (ex- G-BXUL)
de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
N861WP / C1/0748 ex-WP861
said to be the first aircraft Prince Philip flew during his flight training in 1952-3, hence the Queens Flight logo.
ZK-KMK / cn 180-32470
Cessna A185F Skywagon 185
N60X / cn 18503908
de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
ZK-BRM / cn DHNZ152
Nord Stampe SV-4C
N10702 / cn 88
Australian International Airshow, Avalon 2015
TVAL displayed some of their aircraft during this show between 24th February and 1st March 2015
ZK-JOQ / A9242
Fokker DR-1 Triplane
ZK-FOD / 7871
ZK-FES / 157/18
ZK-FLZ / 4011/17 H / cn PPS/Pfalz-1
Replica built for the film The Blue Max in 1965 (ex N906AC / G-ATIF)
ZK-JMU / B3889
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A
ZK-SES / B507/A
Nieuport 11 Bebe
ZK-NIM / Ni 2123
Replica in Regia Aeronautica markings
Royal Aircraft Factory Re.8
ZK-RES / A4267/7
Reproduction - exported cancelled in June 2015
ZK-JNU / B1112/F
replica - transferred to VH-IIZ in May 2015