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Welcome to our web site. We are a full time, 100% dedicated facility specialising in the restoration and maintenance of ex-military and historical aircraft. While we are best known for our work on the Curtiss P-40 family of aircraft, we have the capability to complete any other piston engine Warbird. Restoration and maintenance of other aircraft types has encompassed the following; The rare Lavochkin La-9, Yak 3, Corsair, Strikemaster, P51 Mustang, Hawker Tempest MkII, T6 Harvards.


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All Gone

Posted on Feb 9 by

A beautiful Friday morning and all 3 of the containers have just left containing what was half of New Zealand’s servicable Strikemaster fleet. The tarmac is now clear and...


Our shrinking flightline

Posted on Jan 23 by

I know you should never say never but I will go out on a limb and say that I don’t think we will ever see 3 serviceable Strikemasters on the same bit of tarmac in New...



Posted on Jan 20 by

As most of you probably know by now this weekends Airshow at Tauranga will be the last chance you will get to see Strikemasters 62 and 70 flying together in New Zealand. Once they...