The Ferrymead Aeronautical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the aviation history of New Zealand. The Society is an active member of the Ferrymead Trust, which runs the Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society currently holds a collection of 10 fixed wing aircraft ranging from the 4-engined Vickers Viscount airliner to the diminutive de Havilland Vampire jet fighter. These aircraft represent the civil and military history of aviation in NZ from World War II to the present day, and include some rare treasures such as one of only 34 surviving de Havilland Mosquito fighter-bombers.
The Society's helicopter section boasts one of the largest collections of helicopters in New Zealand, with 4 complete or near-complete aircraft including one of only 3 Fairchild-Hiller FH1100 helicopters ever imported into NZ. The helicopter section also hold substantial remains of 3 other types, and has an active ongoing collection policy. The helicopter section aims to highlight the history of the helicopter as a workhorse in New Zealand since the Second World War, in agricultural, forestry, search and rescue & deer recovery roles.
The Society's collection also includes 4 cockpit sections, a number of airport vehicles and a substantial collection of memorabilia and technical aviation literature.