Take a scenic flight over the Bay of Plenty in a heritage plane. © Bay of Plenty NZ

Take to the skies with Bay of Plenty's Classic Flyers

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Celebrating the history of aviation in New Zealand, Classic Flyers Museum in Mount Maunganui showcases heritage aircraft, both on the ground and in the skies.

Aviation aficionados can explore aircraft hangars and display areas featuring planes ranging from miniatures and models to the full-scale nostalgia of vintage aircraft. 

But more than just static exhibits, at Classic Flyers you can also take to the skies on a scenic flight in a beautifully restored heritage aircraft. 

Soar over the Bay of Plenty in the open cockpit of a Boeing Stearman, a WWII biplane, or experience the thrill of a hands-on glider flight. 

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10 December 2020 | By lauriesanders

My flight in the Boeing Stearman has to rank up there with my best ever experiences. A keen photographer I have always been annoyed at having to shoot through perspex windows on 'planes. So to have an open top cabin, securely strapped in and with my trusty camera blazing away, I recorded about 150 great photos including a shot of my own house as we flew straight over it. My own daughter was standing outside waving at me.
The vews of Mauao, Matakana Island, and the new development at the Lakes were all clearly visible.
Best birthday present ever. Thanks Classic Flyers.

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