Bringing together remembrance and hope fo the the future, the Poppy Flight departs 26th March 2021 from Ardmore Airport. Updated details will be added once confirmed. Hover over/click arrows for more info.

Tauranga to Gisborne Te Kowhai to North Shore Hastings to Palmerston North Gisborne to Hastings Omaka to Kaikoura Hawera to Taupo Kerikeri to Whangarei Whitianga to Tauranga Palmerston North to Masterton Rangitata Island to Dunedin Wanaka to Fox Glacier Karamea to Nelson Ardmore to Thames to Whitianga Queenstown to Wanaka Greymouth to Karamea Kaitaia to Kerikeri Whangarei to Ardmore Dargaville to Kaitaia North Shore to Dargaville Paraparaumu to Hawera Rangiora to Rangitata Island Taupo to Te Kowhai Dunedin to Invercargill Invercargill to Queenstown Masterton to Wellington Nelson to Paraparaumu Kaikoura to Rangiora Fox Glacier to Greymouth Wellington to Omaka map

Sunday 28th March 2021 - Tauranga to Gisborne

Aircraft - Harvard 1066

Pilots - Andrew Gormlie and Roger Van der Zanden

Flight Sponsor - Classic Flyers Museum and Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society

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Monday 19th April 2021 – Te Kowhai to North Shore

Aircraft – Robin 2120

Pilot – Paul Ryan

Flight Sponsor – North Shore Aero Club

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Tuesday 30th March 2021– Hastings to Palmerston North

Aircraft – Diamond DA 40

Pilot – Reuben Wohlers

Flight Sponsor – Massey University School of Aviation

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Monday 29th March 2021– Gisborne to Hastings

Aircraft – Auster J5 Adventurer ZK-AXJ

Pilot – Roger Van der Zanden

Flight Sponsor - Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society

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Monday 5th April 2021- Omaka to Kaikoura

Departing 9.15am

Aircraft - Piper PA28-151 Warrior ZK-EBH

Pilot - Derek Harding

Flight Sponsor - Mission Aviation Fellowship and Aviation Canterbury Wide

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Kaikoura arrival approx 10am

Welcome event to be confirmed

Saturday 17th April 2021 – Hawera to Taupo

Aircraft – Stinson108-3 ZK-NCC

Pilot – Grant Wisnewski

Flight Sponsor - Grant Wisnewski

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Friday 23rd April 2021 – Kerikeri to Whangarei

Aircraft – Gyrocopter “Lemon”

Pilot – Rusty Russell

Flight Sponsor – Whangarei Flying Club

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Saturday 27th March 2021 - Whitianga to Tauranga

Aircraft - Aeroprakt A32

Pilots - Warren Butler

Flight Sponsor - Warren Butler Insurance Advisor, Pukekohe

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Wednesday 31st March 2021 – Palmerston North to Masterton

Aircraft – DHC1 Chipmunk ZK-PTN

Pilots – Iain Chapman & John Bargh

Flight Sponsor – Wairarapa Flying Tigers

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Photo credit David Saunders

Wednesday 7th April 2021 - Rangitata Island to Dunedin

Rangitata Island to Timaru

Aircraft - Tiger Moth

Pilot - Russ Brodie

Flight Sponsor - Russ Brodie

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Timaru to Oamaru

Aircraft - Piper Cherokee ZK-DEK

Pilot - Reon Blake

Flight Sponsor - My Care Package, Canterbury

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Oamaru to Dunedin

Aircraft - Cessna 180C

Pilot - Hayden Williams

Flight Sponsor - North Otago Aero Club

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Sunda 11th April 2021 – Wanaka to Fox Glacier

Aircraft - Cessna 206 ZK-JTK

Pilot – James Stokes

Flight Sponsor - Glenorchy Air

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Wednesday 14th April – Karamea to Nelson

Aircraft – Piper Pacer PA20

Pilot – Don Grant

Flight Sponsor - Penati Nut and Seed Crackers

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Friday 26th March

Ardmore to Thames

Aircraft – Harvard

Pilot – Dave Brown

Flight Sponsor – NZ Warbirds Association

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Thames to Whitianga

Aircraft – Robin 2160

Pilot - Brett Pearce

Flight Sponsor - Brett Pearce

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Saturday 10th April – Queenstown to Wanaka

Aircraft – Piper Cherokee ZK-SWG

Pilot – Adam Butcher

“With thanks to Warbirds Over Wanaka for their Flying Scholarship, generosity and forward thinking for the Warbirds movement.”  Adam

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Tuesday 13th April - Greymouth to Karamea

Aircraft - Maule

Pilot - Willie Sage

Flight Sponsor - Willie Sage

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Thursday 22nd April – Kaitaia to Kerikeri

Aircraft – P2008iS & P96G

Pilots – John Nicholls & Willie Morton

Flight Sponsor – Bay of Islands Aero Club

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Saturday 24th April – Whangarei to Ardmore

Aircraft – Titan T-51 Mustang ZK-DGM

Pilots – Baz Norgrove

Flight Sponsor – Cloud 7 Aviation Ltd

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Wednesday 21st April – Dargaville to Kaitaia

Aircraft – Fly-Synthesis Texan

Pilot – Alan Nelson

Flight Sponsor – Dargaville Aeroclub

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Tues 20th April 2021 - North Shore to Dargaville

Aircraft - Cessna 152 ZK-ETZ

Pilots - Kinshuk Chhabra & Brook Taylor

Flight Sponsor - Taylor Plumbing, Titirangi

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Friday 16th April 2021 - Paraparaumu to Hawera

Aircraft - Cessna 172 ZK-EOS

Pilots - Rhys Harvey & Beverley Prankerd

Flight Sponsor - Hawera Aero Club

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Tuesday 6th April 2021 - Rangiora to Rangitata Island

Rangiora - Ashburton - Rangitata Island

Aircraft – Auster MK5 ZK-ARR

Pilot – Keith Pickford

Flight Sponsor - Keith Pickford

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Sunday 18th April 2021 - Taupo to Te Kowhai

Aircraft - Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat ZK-SAJ

Pilot - Paul Brydon

Flight Sponsor - Paul Brydon

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Aircraft - Cessna 172K Skyhawk ZK-DEP

Pilot - Mike Foote

Flight Sponsor - Plumbing & Gas Works Ltd

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Thursday 8th April – Dunedin to Invercargill

Aircraft – DH90 ZK-AYR (tbc)

Pilots – Ben Morrison/Glenn Armstrong/Laurie Officer

Flight Sponsor - Croydon Aircraft Company

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Friday 9th April – Invercargill to Queenstown

Aircraft – Piper Cherokee ZK-SWG

Pilot – To be Advised

Flight Sponsor – Southern Wings Ltd

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Thursday 1st April – Masterton to Wellington

Aircraft – Glasair 111

Pilot – Dave Etchells

Flight Sponsor – Cube Portable Buildings

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Thursday 15th April – Nelson to Paraparaumu

Aircraft – Stemme S 10 V  Motor Glider ZK-GSI  

Pilot – Dave Craill

Flight Sponsor – Raymar Motor Inn Blenheim "Spend a night not a fortune"

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Monday 5th April 2021 Kaikoura to Rangiora

Departing 12.45pm

Aircraft - Piper PA28-151 Warrior ZK-EBH

Pilot - Derek Harding

Flight Sponsor - Mission Aviation Fellowship and Aviation Canterbury Wide

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Rangiora arrival approx 1.30pm

Monday 12th April – Fox Glacier to Greymouth

Aircraft – Glasair 111

Pilot – Dave Etchells

Flight Sponsor – Cube Portable Buildings

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Friday 2nd April 2021 - Wellington to Omaka

Aircraft - Cessna 182 ZK-WKK

Pilot - Adam Eltham

Flight Sponsor - Air Bubble

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