DC3 Scenic Flights

Join us for our summer series of DC3 scenic flights! Tauranga, the Kāpiti Coast and Whanganui

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

Group Tours and Gift Vouchers available.

Weekend Flights at 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm and 2:15pm

Saturday and Sunday

Click HERE to book your flights today!

When booking, please scroll for "Tauranga" as your departure airport and "Tauranga 1" as your arrival airport.

*Weather permitting.

If you'd like to fly with us in the DC3 from Tauranga to one of our away weekend events, the Kāpiti Airport Open Day, Whanganui Vintage Weekend or the Air Chathams Sunshine and a Plate event in Whakatāne, please let us know - we can offer a great price for your return flight.

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