Warbirds and Wheels Collections » Sir Tim Wallis Story
Honour the exploits of local legend Sir Tim Wallis and tales of one of southern NZ's most colourful personalities.
Be inspired by the life of legendary NZ pilot, deer farmer, business entrepreneur, vintage warplane enthusiast and founder of the phenomenally successfull international air show Warbirds Over Wanaka.
In 1994, Tim Wallis was knighted for his services to the deer industry, for his support of numerous charities, for founding the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow, and for his contribution to exporting and the New Zealand economy.
He is a pioneer in the establishment of deer farming both in New Zealand and internationally and was one of the earliest helicopter operators in the country. His love of flying and the rugged wilderness of the south-western area of the South Island form the backdrop to his remarkable story.
This display can be found upstairs in the mezzanine area, which has a Disabled access.
Sir Tim Wallis' helicopter on display at Warbirds & Wheels: