Hawke's Bay Aviation Heritage Association Incorporated

Our goal is to collect and preserve the digital aviation history of the Hawke's Bay district.

Come and meet us at the Napier Aero Club on Fridays around 2pm.

Our interests include:




Rolls of Honour where we remember those that have gone before us in conflict, from WW1 to the present.


Service Personnel

Information and recollections of service personnel that returned from conflict to go on and have active and interesting civilian lives.

Early Flight

Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, along with the rest of NZ, has a rich history in early aviation pioneering.


Covers the local industry and characters.


Why do they do it when powered flight is available.

Aero Clubs

Covers the local industry and characters.

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Would you like to join us?

Whilst many of us have a connection to aviation it's not necessary to join. If you look up when you hear an aircraft fly over, you are our sort of person. The rich history and heritage of aviation in the district will quickly grab your imagination! We are particularly interested if you can:

Organise material

We are in receipt of lots of material from the public. We are continually sorting and categorising this material.
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As material is sorted research oportunities arise. This research has lead to the many stories we have published here and elsewhere.
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Formerly associated with aviation

Service personnel, RNZAF, RAAF, RAF, Fleet Air Arm and US Airforce (trained) pilots and aircrew, ground crew, administration guys and gals, Aero Club trained pilots and the topdressing folk.
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Yep, every organisation needs keen people to keep it going.
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