Excitement is building for the 10th Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival in February 2017.

From the world's rarest vintage aircraft to a glimpse of the future there is something for everyone and that is just in the air. 

Tickets are ON SALE NOW with 1 day and 3 day General Admission and Gold Passes available. 


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A Great Day Out For All


Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or just want an entertaining weekend away for the family, Wings 2017 Air Festival has so much to offer.  In addition to the spectacular flying programme there are hundreds of ground displays and activities, a myriad of Wine and Food options, as well as activities for small and big kids alike. 

Internationally renowned and the largest air show in the North Island, Wings will bring over 70 different aircraft to Masterton for a weekend of on the ground and in the air entertainment. Held only every two years, this Wings will be bigger, brighter, bolder and noisier than any Wings before it with some exciting changes to the programme. We can’t wait to see what you think of the new show.


Family Fun


This summer, escape with the whole family to the Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival. Make sure you bring the kids on Family Sunday to enjoy the extra activities available for kids.

More information to come shortly.

Food and Wine

hunger busters to gourmet connoisseurs

Food and Wine has become a growing part of Wings and 2017 will be no exception. Whether you want to enjoy a glass of the Wairarapa's top wine or beer or munch down on a Gourmet burger, your taste buds will find an endless supply of options.


Schools Programme

Exclusive access for schools

Thousands of School Children from throughout the lower north island will be able to visit Wings Over Wairarapa on Friday.

Best of all, they can come back again on Saturday and Sunday with their parents and children with a Schools pass won't have to pay to get in again.

More information on our Schools Programme will be available soon.

Aviation Enthusiasts


We know that some of you are incredibly knowledgeable about aviation and want to spend the show with other like minded individuals. The best place to do that is in the Gold Pass Marquee with a dedicated Grandstand, fully catered and cash bar. You'll barely have to move for the whole weekend. More information on Gold Passes Here.


Corporate Tables

Entertain your clients in style

Entertain your clients in the exclusive corporate area, right on the flight line with gourmet catering provided.

Corporate Tables are limited to 25 each day so book your corporate table early before they sell out

Gold Passes 

See wings over wairarapa in style

Avoid the crowds with exclusive access to the hospitality marquee situated right on the flight line. With complimentary VIP parking, a gourmet lunch, cash bar plus an official Wings Over Wairarapa Cap and Official Souvenir Programme. 

A private grandstand for Gold Pass is the best spot, right in front of the action ensuring you have the best view on the aerodrome.

Hood Aerodrome


Getting to Wings Over Wairarapa is easy. Close to Wellington and Palmerston North, there are also plenty of accommodation and transport options.


Your hosts for the weekend if you are flying in, the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club

Your hosts for the weekend if you are flying in, the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club

Hints for "Flying In"

  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with the Airways Corporation AIP Supplement for February 2017.
  • A $10 landing fee is payable on arrival, we'll have cash and limited EFTPOS facilities available. You'll need to have pre-purchased your ticket or purchase on arrival
  • You need to arrive before the flying programme starts at 10.15am and leave after the flying programme ends at 4.30pm. 
  • We have 2 parking locations and you'll be parked on a first come first served basis. The closest park is a short walk to the Air Show entry gate. The second park will have transport provided
  • There is no camping on the airfield, please visit our accommodation page if required

Please Note: Wings Over Wairarapa Community Trust will hold the Wings Over Wairarapa 2017 aviation event at Masterton aerodrome over the period 17 to 19 February 2017. A temporary restricted area will be prescribed to facilitate the safety of air navigation. Masterton aerodrome will be closed to all traffic, except authorised airshow participants and emergencies (including Wairarapa Hospital operations), when NZR590 is active. All pilots should refer to the NZ CAA AIP Supplement for details.