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Book a Scenic Flight

Book a Scenic Flight

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

Tauranga Scenic Flight

Tauranga Scenic Flight

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.

Flight Schedule

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

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th January

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th 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.


Whakatane Scenic Flight

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. 

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!

Flight Schedule

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival Dates:

Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 6:00pm

Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:00pm

Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 6:00pm

Sunday, 4 March 2018 - 6:00pm

Flight Duration: 45 minutes

Sunshine and a Plate priced at $150 per peson.

NB# Flight subject to minimum numbers and weather. All passengers will be notified of changes


Whanganui Scenic Flight

We are back in Whanganui giving locals and aviation enthusiasts an experience of a lifetime flying the DC-3 during the Vintage Weekend Whanganui over the Wellington Anniversary Weekend (20, 21 and 22 January).

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.

Be part of any amazing experience and don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For any queries call 0800 580 127. 

Flight Schedule

Sat 20 Jan 2018, flights commencing from 12:00 noon

Sun 21 Jan 2018, flights commencing from 12:00 noon

Mon 22 Jan 2018, flights commencing from 12:00 noon

Flight Duration:

Only $99 per person

NB# Flight subject to minimum numbers and weather. All passengers will be notified of changes


Make a reservation today!

Call us on 0800 580 127

Our friendly reservations team look forward to helping you with your inquiry

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