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DC3 FLIGHTS (NEW)

Air Chathams bring you an amazing opportunity to enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight over City of Napier for $99 per person.

We also offer an opportunity for visitors to Napier to fly the DC3 from Tauranga for the Art Deco Weekend on Friday and return on Sunday for $300 per person return.


DC3
 

Flight Schedule

Friday 16 February Scenic Flights
Aircraft departs from Tauranga to Napier at 6.00pm
Aircraft arrives into Napier at 7.00pm

Saturday 17 February
Scenic Flights operate from 10.00am

Sunday 18 February
Scenic Flights operate from 10.00am
Aircraft departs Napier for Tauranga at 5.00pm
Aircraft arrives into Tauranga at 6.00pm

To reserve a seat call 0800 580 127 and mention Art Deco DC3 Scenic Flights.

All payment will be made at the site.

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DC3 ART DECO NAPIER

Experience 'real' flying in a 1945 Douglas DC-3. The DC3 has a colourful history since it was first built in 1945. 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.

Colourful History of ZK - AWP

1945 - Built in USA

1945 - 1952 Assigned to 41 Squadron RNZAF

1953 - Entered into service with NAC (now called Air NZ)

1970 - 1973 Operated by Polynesian Airlines in Samoa

1973 - 1985 Converted to a top-dresser (Kiwi parlance for Crop-duster)

1986 - Converted to freighter for Classic Air Services

1993 - Sold to Alpine Fighter Collection

1998 - OWNERSHIP PASSED TO NZ AERIAL MAPPING AT NAPIER

2000 - Joined Pioneer Adventures on charter works

2004 - Work for Peau Vavau in Tonga at the request of Crown Prince of Tonga

2009 - New Owners Air Chathams took ownership of the aircraft

2010 - Scheduled services in Tonga to the island groups of Ha'apai, Vava'u and Niuas

2013 - Flown home to New Zealand and flew to Whakatane and Whanganui and now scenic flights in NZ

 

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