It was therefore already Wednesday (22 February) when we arrived at Auckland Airport. The procedures (customs, cars, cash) were pretty smooth and we were driving towards Whenuapai, aka RNZAF Base Auckland, soon after. We saw some SeaSprites, C-130s, a Boeing 757 and an Orion. Since we were pretty certain we would see the majority of these at Ohakea as well, we didn’t spend a huge amount of time here. After visiting the Museum of Transport and Technology (interesting collection) and capturing a MiG-21 on a roof we drove to Ardmore. There we visited the new hangar of the NZ Warbirds Association. Impressive to see how large the collection of the aircraft in the hangar was! They were willing to take us across the field to several other hangars as well were more gems were hidden! After saying goodbye it was time to head for our first hotel. Since we are welcome at Ohakea on Thursday already we had to make sure that we would there in time so we planned our night in Turangi. By the time we arrived there all were really looking forward to getting some sleep.