Masterton is home to one of the friendliest Aerodromes in the country. It’s not often that you can simply drive in the gate and take a look at vintage aircraft.

It’s all part of what Hood Aerodrome has on offer, including skydiving, tiger moth flights and aviation history.

Named after Masterton man George Hood who, alongside John ‘Scotty’ Moncrieff, made the first attempt to fly the Tasman Sea in January 1928. The pair’s plane disappeared 12 hours into the flight and Hood Aerodrome was named in memory of George in 1931.