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 $385 (25 min actual air time.)
The Deluxe Flight Package costs $400 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)
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 flightThis 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.
A 5,000 ft tow for $349 - approx 40 min flight
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
2020/2021 Summer - DC-3 Scenic Flights Over Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
The DC-3 is coming back to Classic Flyers this summer.
We are looking forward to a fresh season of scenic flights from our local facility here at Classic Flyers museum. Flights will recommence on November 14th 2020 and will continue on selected weekends through to March 2021. A full list of flight dates is listed below:
November - 21st, 22nd, 28th 29th
December - 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th
January - 9th, 10th, 30th, 31st
February - 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th
March - 6th, 7th (to be confirmed)
Demand for the flights will be strong as this is a very popular activity and at only $99 per seat. This makes it a very cost effective way for locals and visitors alike to see Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Matakan Island and the beautiful natural harbour from the air.
Contact us to purchase a Gift Voucher that you can give to friends or family. It will make the ideal gift for someone.
This year the aircraft will be operating in its new NAC colour scheme commemorating its time in operation with our National Airline during the 1950's and 1960's.
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
ph 07 572 4000