Scenic Flights

Get airborne at Classic Flyers

Feel the wind in your face as you fly over Tauranga in an open cockpit or the thrill of the roaring Pratt & Whitney radial engine of the Harvard that powers you down the runway. The passenger 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. The Boeing Stearman & North American Harvard is based at Classic Flyers and can be booked Wednesday-Sunday weather permitting, contact Classic Flyers today.

Please note that all flights are weather and aircraft availability dependent.

Warbirds Ltd Branding-637
IMG 5262-460

IMG 5265-304

Boeing Stearman Flights

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 Standard Flight Package costs $460 and includes an email link with pre-recorded footage of a scenic flight in the aircraft + a certificate and photo - framed - to commemorate your flight.

The Standard Plus Flight Package costs $550 and includes your video footage of the scenic flight in the aircraft + a certificate and photo - framed - to commemorate your flight.

Gift Vouchers are available for this flight - enquire in the Gift Shop or
click here to shop online for the Standard flight voucher
click here to shop online for the Standard Plus flight voucher

Check out the video of the Boeing Stearman in flight (CLICK HERE)
275970673 100813072587334 4265317525658423470 n-373

421065288 923484132469952 1510289952026616055 n-831

North American Harvard Flights

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s

This aircraft can take 1 passenger OR Book 2 Harvard's for a formation pair flight with your mate.

The Harvard Adventure Flight costs $990 (30 min actual air time).
The Harvard Formation Pair Flight costs $1820 (30 min actual air time).

Gift Vouchers are available for this flight - enquire in the Gift Shop or
click here to shop online for the Harvard Adventure Flight or
click here to shop online for the Harvard Formation Pair Flight

Check out the video of a North American Harvard in flight (CLICK HERE)
Glider small 2 1-27
Glider pax-752

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:
3,000 ft tow for $199 - approx 20 min flight
4,000 ft tow for $250 - approx 30 min flight
5,000 ft tow for $349 - approx 40 min flight
This introductory glider 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 these flights - enquire in the Gift Shop, or call us on 07 572 4000 to make your advance booking. Please ring the Glider Club directly for bookings made on the day 07 575 6768
Please note Glider flights are only available on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Photo courtesy of Chris Guy
DC3 head on bank web

DC3 hostess web-713

inside dc3 web sml


DC-3 Scenic Flights

DC-3 will not be flying in Tauranga this year, instead it will be operating in Auckland for scenic flights. Please contact Air Chatham's for more info - 0800 FLY NOW (0800 359 669)


Depending upon the weather and local conditions on the day, the aircraft may stretch its wings to different destinations in the Bay of Plenty - these will be announced at the pilot briefing before each flight.
All passengers get complimentary entry to the Classic Flyers Aviation 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 at AvGas Cafe & Bar with friends and family.


A scenic flight in the DC-3 is a great way for any boss to show their appreciation to 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.

A group of passionate individuals got together to achieve this dream of creating Classic Flyers to protect the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation.

Read More
  • Insta
BEIA Silver Member Logo 2021-435