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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

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March at CLASSIC FLYERS in Mount Maunganui

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March at at CLASSIC FLYERS in Mount Maunganui 

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 the booking tab on this page, or by phoning 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!

The Air Chatham's Sunshine and a Plate food festival celebrates the food, lifestyle and abundant sunshine of the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

All event proceeds go directly to Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty’s care of the community.

Scenic Flights

Saturday 23rd February - 5:00pm

Sunday 24th February - 10:00am and 5:00pm

Saturday 2nd March - 10:00am and 5:00pm

Sunday 3rd March - 10:00am


Where: Whakatane Airport


When: Check in 45 minutes before departure

Cost: $150 per ticket


Flight Duration: 45 minutes

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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