The Black Sheep Wing is an aviation specialist society with a specific interest in historic military aircraft, and more specifically those operated by the famous U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 (The Black Sheep Squadron) during World War II.
The society was formed in 2003 by former members of the former Confederate Air Force New Zealand Wing.
The Society is involved with three aircraft:
Harvard ZK-USM flies in US Marines colours and is ex RNZAF aircraft. (NZ1082) As such it is a genuine warbird.
ZK-TEX is an iconic Beech18 that has been restored to depict a similar aircraft assembled at Hobsonville during the war and flown by the American Chief of Staff in the Pacific.
ZK-BTQ is a wee Piper Cub, another classic tail dragger.
The Public Trust, as sole trustee and overall custodian, oversees the Historic Military Aircraft Trust. Three members of the society serve on an Advisory Board to assists the Public Trust.
The Black Sheep Wing is based at North Shore airfield, Postman Road, Dairy Flat and visitors will be made very welcome any Saturday. The hangar and workshops complex are situated to the North of the airfield, at Gate 8. (Look for the letterbox shaped like a bomb!)