DC-3 Scenic Flights
Want a fabulous and unique experience, never to be forgotten? Book this summer for a spectacular scenic flight in the 1945 Douglas DC-3.
DC-3 2021 Summer Schedule
Please see our scheduled DC-3 scenic flights below.
|November 2021||13th, 20th, & 27th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|4th, 11th, 18th & 19th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|8th & 9th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|15th & 16th||Kāpiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu|
|22nd, 23rd & 24th||Whanganui Vintage Weekend, Whanganui Airport|
|29th & 30th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|5th, 6th, 12th &13th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
DC-3 Flight Seating
Our DC-3 is fitted with NAC’s trademark Skyliner Windows, which afford great views from both the window and aisle seat. Passenger seating will be allocated on the day to ensure every group travelling together has access to a window seat. You are welcome to change seats with others in your group to enable everyone a chance to sit at the window, subject to any operational limitations advised by the flight crew.
How to Book DC-3 Flights
To book DC-3 Scenic flights, use the flight search function. Because our system is setup to run our airline operations, you'll need to select the correct departure and arrival airport from the list below. Please choose one-way flight. If you have any trouble, our friendly team are available to help. Call them on 0800 580 127 or email us.
|Location||Departure Airport||Arrival Airport||Address|
|Tauranga||Classic Flyers Museum||Classic Flyers Museum||9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui|
|Paraparaumu||Kāpiti Coast Airport||Kāpiti Coast Airport||60 Toru Road, Paraparaumu Beach|
|Whanganui||Whanganui Airport||Whanganui Airport||18 Airport Road, Whanganui|
Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga
Experience NZ aviation history onboard our beautifully restored Douglas DC-3. Delight in a 30 minute flight with old style luxury and spectacular views over the Bay of Plenty. Learn about the history of our unique aircraft and take a very special trip with our dedicated crew.
From days flown under command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and then as a passenger commuter for the National Airways Corporation, to fertilising crops as a top-dressing craft around New Zealand, the Douglas DC-3 is a true Kiwi at heart. Our fully restored “grand old lady” of the skies is as popular now as she ever was!
$99 per seat is our special price as these flights run all summer long!
Includes Free Entry to the Classic Flyers Museum
Weekend Flights at 10:30am and 11:45am
Group Tours and Gift Vouchers available
Whanganui Vintage Weekend, Whanganui
Air Chathams fabulous 1945 Douglas DC-3, is coming back to Whanganui for Vintage Weekend 2022!
Locals, families, visitors and aviation enthusiasts can have the experience of a lifetime with a scenic flight over Whanganui during Wellington Anniversary Weekend. The aircraft flew NAC passenger services from April 1953 until the late 1960's. This aircraft is a true-blue Kiwi, having served with the Royal NZ Airforce, National Airways Corporation, and even as an aerial top-dresser within NZ.
You can book your tickets for the Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2022 Scenic flights by clicking HERE
Kāpiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu
For one weekend only we bring our DC-3 into the Kāpiti Coast Airport for a fun weekend of scenic flights.
Discover the best views from high altitudes and experience something NEW this summer. These flights make a great Christmas gift and can be fun for the whole family.