While MOTAT is closed to visitors you can enjoy this virtual tour of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation Display Hall. Wander around our spectacular aviation collection at your own pace.
If you have made a trip to MOTAT’s Aviation Hall in the last 12 months you might notice things are a little different now. After this tour was filmed, we rearranged our aircraft to make room for our magnificent flying boat the Aranui – the last remaining Short Solent Mark 4 in the world. With her extensive exterior restoration complete, the Aranui is a wonderful and significant addition to the collection on display. But due to her impressive size, it required a lot of re-parking to fit in!
This video below gives you an idea of the incredible intricate maneuvers required to move the Aranui into place. Sometimes with only inches to spare!
We look forward to bringing you more content about the wonderful aviation collection. You can learn more about our extensive aviation collection through our Collections Online. Feel free to drop us a question, a comment or share a memory our social pages.