DC-3 Scenic Flights
Want a fabulous and unique experience, never to be forgotten? Air Chathams and the Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga have teamed up to provide you with a spectacular scenic flight in the 1945 Douglas DC-3.
Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga
Want a fabulous and unique experience, never to be forgotten?
Air Chathams and the Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga have teamed up to provide you with a spectacular scenic flight in the 1945 Douglas DC-3.
Delight in an awesome 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
Includes Free Entry to the Classic Flyers Museum
Weekend Flights at 10:30am and 11:45am
Group Tours and Gift Vouchers available
DC-3 2021 Summer Schedule
|January 2021||9th & 10th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|January 2021||16th & 17th||Kāpiti DC-3 Weekend, Kāpiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu|
|January 2021||23rd - 25th||Whanganui Vintage Weekend, Whanganui Airport|
|January 2021||30th & 31st||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|February 21||6th & 7th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|February 21||13th & 14th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga|
|February 21||20th & 21st||Take Flight with Hospice, Whakatane Airport|
|February 21||27th & 28th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga [TBA]|
|March 2021||6th & 7th||Classic Flyers, Tauranga [TBA}|
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|
|Tauranga||Tauranga||DC-3 Scenic Tauranga|
|Kapiti Coast||Click Here to Book|
|Whanganui Vintage Weekend||Book using Eventfinda below|
|Whakatane||Take Flight With Hospice (Hospice EBOP Website)|
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.
DC-3 Scenic Flights at Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2021
Our fabulous 1945 Douglas DC-3, is coming back to Whanganui for Vintage Weekend 2021!
Wide comfy seats, big "skyliner" windows, experience "real" flying in a 1945 Douglas DC-3 from days when air travel was a luxury featuring on-board service that includes a memento of your trip back in time.
The DC-3 will be flying every day throughout the weekend. Additional flights will be added as seats sell-out.