27 Apr 2011

Six Skyhawks bound for museums

12:00 pm on 27 April 2011

Six of the RNZAF's mothballed Skyhawk fleet are to go to museums in New Zealand and Australia.

Nine of the 17 aircraft have been earmarked for display in museums, while the rest are likely to be sold to commercial businesses that will break them down for spare parts.

Tauranga's aviation museum, Classic Flyers, and Blenheim's Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will each get a Skyhawk on permanent loan.

Two other aircraft will go to the RNZAF museum at Wigram and another to the Museum of Transport & Technology in Auckland.

The sixth Skyhawk will be sent to a museum in Nowra, New South Wales.