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Air Chathams is proud to offer our customers the opportunity to experience flying in our beautifully restored Douglas DC-3.
In the next few weeks we will be developing an online booking widget for customers to purchase DC-3 scenic flights direct from the website, but in the mean time please call our reservations team on 0800 580 127 (select Option #1) to secure your booking.
Scenic flight options listed below
Air Chathams have joined forces with Classic Flyers in Tauranga to bring you the amazing opportunity to enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight around the City of Tauranga and other points of interest in the beautiful Western Bay of Plenty.
Priced at only $99 per seat, this is amazing value to experience 'real' flying in a 1945 Douglas DC-3. This aircraft is a true blue kiwi, having served with the Royal NZ Airforce, National Airways Corporation, and even an aerial top-dressing aircraft within NZ.
An amazing family experience. Enjoy the flight and then wander around the incredible Classic Flyers museum, and enjoy a bite to eat and something to drink in their restaurant & bar onsite.
If you want a more exclusive experience for a group then call Classic Flyers 07 572 4000 to get a quote incuding function facilities and catering options.
Labour Weekend Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd & Monday 23rd October
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October
Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th November
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November
Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th December
Friday 8th December
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December
Friday 22nd December (Special Event "Knock Off Friday")
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th January
Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January
Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th January
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February
Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th & Monday 19th February
Flight Duration: 30 minutes
$99 per seat (Adult or Child)
Family discount of 10% (two adults & two kids traveling together)
Bookings can be made online via booking widget on this page, or via phone with Classic Flyers at (07) 572 4000
NB# Flight subject to minimum numbers and weather. All passengers will be notified of changes. If cancelled due to weather, passengers will be offered rebook (no extra cost) on to another weekends flight, or refund of purchase price.
Passengers may be moved onto earlier flights to ensure minimum numbers are met for departure.
Our beautiful Douglas DC-3 will be back roaring over the skies of the Eastern Bay of Plenty once again!
This trip is not to be missed and would make an excellent early Xmas present.
Our flight route depends on the weather but will likely cover White Island, Whale Island, and Ohope Beach before returning via Kohi Point and Whakatane town to land at Whakatane Regional Airport.
An incredible local experience!
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December
Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Dates to be confirmed)
Flight Duration: 45 minutes
Only $99 per person
NB# Flight subject to minimum numbers and weather. All passengers will be notified of changes