Aircraft of the Year
Rererangi o te Tau
Leaderboard – Top 5
Aircraft of the Year - Results so far
Lockheed P-3K2 Orion 19%
McDonnell Douglas TA-4K Skyhawk - NZ6254 16%
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 15%
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.XVIE 6%
North American P-51 Mustang 4%
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is home to New Zealand’s premier military aviation collection.
Join us in celebrating our national collection by taking part in our inaugural Aircraft of the Year competition.
For 2023 we have a selection of 33 historically significant Aircraft to choose from, each with their own unique back story and fabulous service history with the RNZAF.
Which Aircraft deserves the right to be called Aircraft of the Year? This is up to you, you can meet the candidates below.
Voting is open and closes TODAY on 23rd November 2023 at 23:59. Scroll down to see the contenders.
Meet the Contenders
How Voting Works
How is the winner decided
Voting is based on a majority voting system. Simply select your preferred aircraft and vote for it to be in the running.
Make your vote count
Select the Aircraft you wish to vote for. Click the Vote for Me button. We will then ask you for your name and email address. We need these details to help you verify your vote to ensure the competition is fair. Once you have submitted your vote, you will receive an email with a 4 letter code and a link to your voting verification. Click on the link, enter your code and click submit.
If you don’t receive the verification email, please check your Junk or Spam folder as it may have ended up there. If no verification email arrives, email firstname.lastname@example.org.