On arrival into the airport departure lounge, be greeted with a glass of wine or orange juice, and then be waited upon by stewards who will tempt you with tasty canapés.
Then fasten your seatbelts as your pilot for the evening, local historian Michael Fowler, will take you on a one hour round trip of the wonders of flight in Hawke’s Bay during the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s.
Learn of pioneering air flights and airlines; how “flappers” took to the sky with dashing pilots, and how the Napier Aero Club battled away to create an aerodrome in a former lagoon, which years before was being considered as a seaport for flying boats.
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Please note that credit card payments will be made to Art Deco Trust, contact number (06) 835 0022