Flights

Get airborne at Classic Flyers


Feel the wind in your face as you fly over Tauranga in an open cockpit reliving the true excitement of flight. The passengers experience starts with getting suited up in a flight suit, helmet and goggles, then being strapped into the cockpit and briefed on the flight while the aircraft is flight prepped and started up. We have two open cockpit biplanes, the Boeing Stearman and the Grumman Ag-Cat.  These aircraft are based at Classic Flyers and can be booked any day of the week weather permitting, contact Classic Flyers today.

Please note that all flights are weather and aircraft servicability dependent

 
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Boeing Stearman


The Boeing Stearman was designed as a WWll pilot trainer.  It is a biplane, of which 8584 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s as a military trainer aircraft.  In the immediate post-war years they became popular as crop dusters and as sports planes.

This aircraft can take 1 passenger. 

The Basic Flight costs $355 (25 min actual air time.) 
The Deluxe Flight Package costs $377 and includes a DVD of a scenic flight of the aircraft + a certificate and photo to commemorate your flight.

Gift Vouchers are available for this flight - enquire in the Gift Shop or click here to shop online for the Basic flight voucher or click here to shop online for the Delux flight voucher.

Check out the video of the Boeing Stearman in flight (CLICK HERE)
 

 

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Glider flights


Experience the wonder of soaring flight over our magnificent Bay of Plenty with the opportunity to try 'hands on' Glider flights with the qualified instructors from the Tauranga Gliding Club. Two popular options are available:
A 3,000 ft tow for $199 - approx 20 min flight
A 4,000 ft tow for $250 - approx 30 min flight
A 5,000 ft tow for $349 - approx 40 min flight
This introductory glider flight flight voucher entitles the bearer to receive a briefing on the glider, it's instruments & controls from your instructor & take an aero tow.
The bearer will receive a 3 month club membership to TGC with 2 further flights at club rates.
Gift Vouchers are available for this flight - enquire in the Gift Shop, or ring us on 07 5724000 to make your advance booking. Please ring the Glider Club directly for bookings made on the day 07 5756768
Please note Glider flights are only available on weekends and Public Holidays.
Photo courtesy of Chris Guy
 
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2018/2019 Summer - DC-3 Scenic Flights Over Bay of Plenty and the Waikato


Last season nearly 1100 people treated themselves to a good old fashioned luxury 30 minute scenic flight over Tauranga.

They experienced glamour, nostalgia and romance on an original Douglas DC-3 Skyliner ZK-AWP. We invite you to enjoy that same experience and view some new destinations.
 
Max 28 passengers per flight!
So tickets will be limited each day.

There will be up to 3 flights each day starting at 11.45 am, followed by one at 1.00pm and then finally at 2.15pm.

COST - $99 per person (adult or child)
10% Family Discount (2 x adults & 2 x kids travelling together)

FLIGHT SCHEDULE

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November

Saturday 24th November

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th January

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February


HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

Depending upon the weather and local conditions on the day, the aircraft may stretch its wings to different destinations in the Bay of Plenty such as the Rotorua Lakes or Hobbiton views over the Waikato - these will be announced at the pilot briefing before each flight.
All passengers get free entry to the Classic Flyers museum before and after the flight.
Choose from a range of reasonably priced DC-3 gifts to remember your flight by from the Museum Gift Shop.
Make an event of your flight by enjoying a meal or a drink the AvGas cafe & Bar with friends and family.

WHY CHOOSE A DC3 FOR YOUR SCENIC FLIGHT?

The DC-3 is a classic design that revolutionised air travel in the years leading up to WW2 and beyond. This immortal aircraft featured the very best design elements of her day and is often regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. She flies comfortably at a sedate speed and a lower altitude and that makes her an ideal platform for air touring and aerial sightseeing.
Inside ZK-AWP you will find a pleasant, commercially styled cabin with a single aisle and two seats either side of the aisle. Generous square shaped windows offer good outside viewing and photo opportunities.
Let the hum of the engines transport you back to the 1950's when these amazing machines frequented the New Zealand countryside. Our flight attendants are dressed in 'period era' uniforms, and classic tunes will be playing over the PA system.

To see a promotional video of the DC-3 in operation with Air Chathams Click here.

WHY NOT CHARTER THE DC-3 FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION?

A scenic flight in the DC-3 is a great way for any boss to show his appreciation to his employees for a job well done during the year. We can put together a special flight and meal package at Classic Flyers, that would truly make a memorable day. Call us to find out more

For more information about the DC-3 Aircraft and its operators Click here

TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING CONTACT US NOW
ph 07 572-4000
email enquire@classicflyersnz.com
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