The Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand was founded in 1958.
It is run along cooperative lines. There is an elected committee and
an Annual General Meeting, as these are required by New Zealand law.
The rest of the organisation is fairly casual, and mainly consists
of interaction between individual members who freely share their knowledge
and resources with others of similar interests.
Many members are involved with a particular project, or special interest, and eventually publish the results of their research in the Society's quarterly journal, THE AERO HISTORIAN, which forms the core of the publications program. Also published quarterly is AEROLOG which keeps us up to date with current aviation events.
Contact the Membership Secretary Ron Ark
Currently there are two active branches, with the Wellington Branch
meeting monthly at 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday at:
62 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Contact Tom Stevens phone 04-971-7891.
The Tauranga Branch holds meetings monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at
7.30pm at The Boeing Room, Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, 8 Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui
Contact Jack Browne, Te Puke phone 07-573-6152
There is currently no active Branch in Auckland. For any enquires
in this region, contact Peter Lewis on 09-410-8738.
The Society is in touch with other similar organisations elsewhere.
We swap publications and are linked with many other Aviation/Historical
groups locally and overseas and so we can help members with 'offshore'
With the accumulated knowledge base of our members and their varied
interests, almost any query about New Zealand aviation history can
be answered by someone. If your aviation interest is general, or you
wish to pursue a particular esoteric facet of aviation history, you
can only gain by becoming a member of the Aviation Historical Society
and participating in our activities.