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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 202113th, 20th, & 27thClassic Flyers, Tauranga
4th, 11th, 18th & 19thClassic Flyers, Tauranga
8th & 9thClassic Flyers, Tauranga
 15th & 16thKāpiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu
 22nd, 23rd & 24thWhanganui Vintage Weekend, Whanganui Airport
 29th & 30thClassic Flyers, Tauranga
12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th & 27thClassic Flyers, Tauranga
5th, 6th, 12th &13thClassic 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. 

LocationDeparture AirportArrival AirportAddress
TaurangaClassic Flyers MuseumClassic Flyers Museum9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui 
ParaparaumuKāpiti Coast AirportKāpiti Coast Airport60 Toru Road, Paraparaumu Beach
WhanganuiWhanganui AirportWhanganui Airport18 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.