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Bring Our Birds Home


$30,845 donated
Given by 388 generous donors in 3 years

'Bring Our Birds Home' is a campaign to save and recover 6 significant New Zealand air frames of historical and cultural importance.

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'Bring Our Birds Home' is a campaign to save and recover 6 significant air frames that have played their part in the history and culture of New Zealand aviation over the past 6 decades.

These former New Zealand ordered and delivered airliners are in different locations across the globe.

Funds will be used to initially save and secure via purchase of the derelict DC-8-52, B737-219, Hs 748 and DC-10-30 asap and later facilitate the reclaiming of a B747-419 and L-188 Electra as they are withdrawn from commercial service in the next 3 - 8 years.

These aircraft were all originally delivered to TEAL, NAC and Air NZ and Mt Cook Airlines - the only ones remaining, modern day equivalents to the mighty Maori ancestral waka.

This is phase one, with your help, recovery/storage/restoration can go ahead if phase one is successful.

As of April 2018 - Bring Our Birds Home is a registered Charitable Trust.

About us

To save, secure, recover, repatriate, store and eventually display six New Zealand Airliner air frames of national historical and cultural significance.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to send recce parties lead by broadcaster Paul Brennan with an aircraft structural engineer and a negotiator to the four overseas locations (Brasil, USA, Bangladesh and Cuba to ascertain if the DC-8-52, B737-219, Hs 748 and DC-10-30 can be saved, secured and recovered.

These aircraft were all originally delivered to TEAL, NAC, Air NZ and Mt Cook Airlines - they are only ones remaining - modern day equivalents to the mighty Maori ancestral waka.

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Tim Hirsh
Tim Hirsh on 31 Mar 2021
My 12 year old's birthday charity of choice
$70
adriant
adriant on 30 Mar 2021
This project deserves support - takes ambition and imagination to bring such an iconic aircraft back to NZ.
Private
Jude
Jude on 26 Mar 2021
The 747-400 is the sexiest aircraft ever invented!
$500
Tony
Tony on 13 Feb 2021
Bring home Air New Zealand’s McDonnell Douglas DC-8 ZK-NZC from Brazil. 🤞🙏🏼✈️❤️
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Jacinda A
Jacinda A on 05 Feb 2021
Bring home the 747 ZK-NBV 👍
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This page was created on 20 Apr 2017 and closes on 1 Dec 2021.
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