New Zealand’s renowned Air Force Museum, located in Christchurch, will enthral anyone with an interest in aviation and classic aircraft. Having had its inception in 1987, it is the museum’s mission to safeguard and preserve the illustrious legacy of military aviation in New Zealand for the education, enjoyment and inspiration of the general public.
There are literally millions of relics and artefacts in the institution, running the gamut from aircraft, components and engines to weapons, medals, objects of historical interest and even curiosities like wedding dresses made from parachute silk.
Visitors will be inspired by the courage of past and present air force personnel, be awed by the amazing collection of 28 classic airplanes, and may even experience the thrill of trying out a realistic flight simulator. You may take a guided tour which will enable you to obtain an authentic understanding of the working and operation of military aircraft.
The Air Force Adventure Tour will be ideal for the entire family. The young and even the adults will enjoy finding out whether you have the necessary bravery to be an Air Force ace. This hour-long tour will take you to parts of the institution not usually accessible to the general public.
On the other hand the Behind the Scenes Tour is tailor-made for the aviation aficionado but will interest the general visitor as well. In this feature visitors will be able to view aircraft restoration tasks in progress as well as gain a myriad of interesting details regarding military airplanes.
One of the most popular features is the Mosquito Flight Simulator, which replicates the experience of flying a classic Mosquito airplane. You will be able to relive an authentic World War II air raid as you target German warships in the Norwegian fjords.
With all this on offer, there is no doubt that every member of the family will enjoy an educational as well as entertaining visit to this one of a kind military aviation museum, a uniquely fascinating institution.
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Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.