Due to postponement of the Poppy Flight, we will now be supporting the RSA, the Starship Foundation and NZ Warbirds until ANZAC Day 2021.

Here’s how you can help the RSA right now, donate to activate your own poppy drop. All profits from the Poppy Drop will go straight to the RSA.

Poppy Drop

                                                                                                                                    The Poppy Flight will now take place in 2021 and hopefully be a similar itinerary to the one we had planned below. Look out for new details.

Tauranga to Gisborne Blenheim to Kaikoura Whitianga to Whangarei Christchurch to Ashburton Taupo to Tauranga Dunedin to Invercargill Whangarei to Kerikeri Ashburton to Wanaka Te Kowhai to New Plymouth Wanaka to Dunedin North Shore to Te Kowhai Hastings to Masterton Queenstown to Greymouth Kerikeri to Kaitaia Nelson to Wellington Greymouth to Nelson (via Karamea and Motueka) Kaitaia to North Shore (via Auckland and Great Barrier) New Plymouth to Taupo Wellington to Ardmore Masterton to Blenheim Kaikoura to Christchurch Gisborne to Hastings Queenstown to Invercargill Ardmore to Whitianga map

Sunday 5th April 2020 - Tauranga to Gisborne

Aircraft - Harvard 1066

Pilots - Andrew Gormlie and Roger Van der Zanden

Classic Flyers Museum and Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society

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Wednesday 8th April - Blenheim to Kaikoura

Morning, Blenheim - Kaikoura 

Aircraft - Fox Moth

Pilots - Aaron Pratchett and Paul Halley

Business - PMH Aviation Ltd

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Saturday 28th March – Whitianga to Whangarei

Aircraft – Robin 2160

Pilot - Brett Pearce

Approx. ETD Whitianga 9.15am, ETA Whitianga 10.45am

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Community welcome event will be 11am - 1pm

Whangarei Central Library - all welcome

Thursday 9th April - Christchurch to Ashburton

Aircraft - Savannah S

Pilot - Steven Wollenweber

An early morning flight from a private airfield

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The welcome event will be 9am until 12pm

At Ashburton Aviation Museum - all welcome

See also Good Friday 10th for family event

Saturday 4th April - Taupo to Tauranga

Aircraft - Aeroprakt A32

Pilot - Warren Butler

Business - Warren Butler Insurance Advisor, Pukekohe

ETD Taupo 10.30am, ETA Tauranga 11.30pm

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The community welcome event will be 11.30am to 1pm

At Classic Flyers Museum, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Tauranga

Tuesday 14th April - Dunedin to Invercargill

Aircraft - Cessna 172

Pilot - Arron Cooper

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Sunday 29th March – Whangarei to Kerikeri

Aircraft – Gyrocopter “Lemon”

Pilot – Rusty Russell

Business – Whangarei Flying Club

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Friday 10th April - Ashburton to Wanaka

Aircraft – Auster MK5 ZK-ARR

Pilot – Keith Pickford

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A family event will take place 10.30 to 11.30am at 

Ashburton Aviation Museum to watch the Auster depart

Thursday 2nd April – Te Kowhai to New Plymouth

Aircraft – Cessna 172 ZK-EOS

Pilots – Rhys Harvey & Beverley Prankerd

Business – Hawera Aero Club

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Monday 13th April – Wanaka to Dunedin

Aircraft – DH90 ZK-AYR

Pilots – Ben Morrison/Glenn Armstrong/Laurie Officer

Business - Croydon Aircraft Company

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Tuesday 1st April – North Shore to Te Kowhai

Aircraft – Robin 2120

Pilot – Paul Ryan

Business – North Shore Aero Club

ETD North Shore 12pm, ETA Te Kowhai 1pm

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The community welcome event will be 3pm - 5.30pm

At Ngaruawahia RSA, 4 Market St

Monday 6th April – Hastings to Masterton

Aircraft – DHC1 Chipmunk ZK-PTN

Pilots – Iain Chapman & John Bargh

Business – Wairarapa Flying Tigers

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Photo credit David Saunders

Thursday 16th April – Queenstown to Greymouth

Aircraft - Cessna 206 ZK-JTK

Pilot – James Stokes

Business - Glenorchy Air


Monday 30th March – Kerikeri to Kaitaia

Aircraft – P2008iS & P96G

Pilots – John Nicholls & Willie Morton

Business – Bay of Island Aero Club

ETD Kerikeri 11.15am, ETA Kaitaia 12pm

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The community welcome event will be 1pm to 5pm

Far North RSA, 12 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia - all welcome

Sat 18th April – Nelson to Wellington

Aircraft – Cessna 208 Caravan

Pilot – To be advised

Business - Sounds Air

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Friday 17th April – Greymouth to Nelson (via Karamea)

Greymouth to Karamea

Aircraft - Maule

Pilot – Willie Sage

Karamea to Nelson

Aircraft – Piper Pacer PA20 ZK-PEE

Pilot – Don Grant


Business - Penati Nut and Seed Crackers


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Tuesday 31st March – Kaitaia to North Shore (via Auckland & Gt Barrier)

Aircraft – Cessna Grand Caravan ZK-SDD

Pilots – To be confirmed

Business – Barrier Air

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Friday 3rd April – New Plymouth to Taupo

Aircraft – Stinson108-3 ZK-NCC

Pilot – Grant Wisnewski

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Sunday 19th April – Wellington to Ardmore

Aircraft – Cirrus SR22 ZK-LDY

Pilot – Alex Campbell

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Tues 7th April – Masterton to Blenheim

Aircraft – Piper PA28-151 Warrior ZK-EBH

Pilot – John Neal

Business – Marlborough Aero Club & Mission Aviation Fellowship, Manukau


Wednesday 8th April - Kaikoura to Christchurch

Afternoon, Kaikoura - Christchurch

Aircraft - Piper PA28-151 Warrior ZK-EBH

Pilot - Derek Harding

Business - Mission Aviation Fellowship and Aviation Canterbury Wide

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Monday 6th April – Gisborne to Hastings

Aircraft – Auster J5 Adventurer ZK-AXJ

Pilot – Roger Van der Zanden

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Weds 15th April – Invercargill to Queenstown

Aircraft – Piper Cherokee ZK-SWG

Pilot – To be Advised

Business – Southern Wings Ltd

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Friday 27th March – Ardmore to Whitianga

Aircraft – Harvard

Pilot – Dave Brown

Business – NZ Warbirds Association

Flight times to be confirmed

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Community welcome event at

Mercury Bay Museum 12 - 4pm all welcome

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