looking for a unique Christmas venue?
Whether you're planning a work Christmas Party or corporate event, our unique venue packed with fun entertainment will have your guests raving!
Located in one of Tauranga Airports finest airside hangars, The Aviator Experience has created an immersive Military Aviation atmosphere that will make your guests say 'wow'!
Outside the main hangar door is a spectacular view of Tauranga Airport that provides a stunning backdrop to any event with some real runway action to watch.
Our Military Flight Simulators provide exciting entertainment for 10 to 60 guests, getting men and women, young and old in the mood for a fun filled event.
Talk to us about how we can make your special event an unforgettable one.
Meet The Flight Deck Room
The Flight Deck room is the main hangar area that can fit up to 60 guests. It's located right next to the airfield allowing it to be opened up to stunning views and an intimate atmosphere.
133" screen with Airplay and HDMI connectivity
4k Projector screen
High speed WiFi
Open views to the airport runway
Full Catering, BYO, Or BBQ
Feed your team with a fully catered meal, BYO pot luck, order in pizza or fire up our barbeque and cook your own.
Our flexible food options suit any budget, from a gourmet BBQ buffet to kiwi classic fish n chips.
If you'd like a fully catered meal we highly recommend The Big Smoke BBQ Co. They do delicious salads too!
Get in touch to find out more.
We recommend these caterers and can help organize on your behalf but you are welcome to choose your own.
Platters & Finger Food
Experience Flight SImulation
At the Aviator Experience you'll climb into the virtual cockpit of our military grade VR flight simulators, feel the rush as you fly low level over the landscape, land on an aircraft carrier, and even take on and shoot down your friends.
Through years of innovation using the latest in virtual reality technology, the highly realistic flight simulators transport you into the exhilarating world of military aviation.
The replica controls and virtual instrument panels operate like a real aircraft, you'll even see your control surfaces moving in response.
Want your function to be talked about for months following the event? Be sure to enquire with us today to secure your booking!
what people are saying
"This is a must do for everyone. So much fun and challenging too! Lots of laughs and wonderful hospitality from the team there - thankyou! The view from the hanger across the runway was amazing, and to eat and drink outside at sunset with friends and the crew was another highlight. Great venue and activities for team and/or special events." - Rose, Feb 2020
"We went down to The Aviator for a group party and had the best time! Along with the super cool flight simulators where you can fly on your own or battle out your friends in the simulators next to you they also have epic location!!! The roller door of the hanger opens up right onto the airfield which has THE COOLEST view!! Especially in the evening, it was the perfect spot for our work do bbq!" - Sweet D, Nov 2019
"Was such an awesome and different activity for our crew's mid year function. So realistic and well themed. Highly recommend for your next team event." - The Glass Guys / Rotorua, July 2020