Press Release: 25.07.2018
“Fly the giant – at Economy Class prices.”
Before long you will be able to book a “virtual flight”, complete with inflight movies and meals, on board the historic Argosy aircraft at Woodbourne.
Paul Davidson, who owns the aircraft, says that now the next door café has a new owner, he will focus on refurbishing the aircraft, including a new terminal, a full re-paint, before raising it up on to one metre high plinths. Hydraulic rams inside the plinths will move in sync with the on-board sound and vision, giving the complete experience of a real flight on board what is the world’s last passenger Argosy.

None of these unique twin-boom aircraft are left flying anywhere in the world.

Paul says “There’s only one way to ever fly an Argosy these days, and that’s to come to Woodbourne. I guarantee you will not know the difference from a real flight – except your ears won’t pop!”

The flights will take off summer 2018. Meantime, the aircraft is open to the public by appointment.
CONTACT: Paul Davidson. 021 950600


The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British post-war military transport/cargo aircraft and was the last aircraft produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. Although given different type numbers, the AW.650 civil and AW.660 military models were both called “Argosy” and for practical purposes are basically the same design.

Visit the Argosy Aircraft
760 Middle Renwick Rd, Woodbourne, Marlborough District

SUMMER – open most days 10am – 6pm
WINTER – open most days 10am – 4pm
DONATION – $2 adults  Your donation allows us to keep this valuable aviation museum and archive flying. Thank you.

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