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Airshows, Location Shoots & Parachute Jumps

Filming and Photography location shoots

Ardmore airport was built in WW2, and there are still WW2 buildings, including our hangar. Our DC3 has been used for aviation documentaries, TV ads including Nokia and Samsung, ETA ripples and Milky Bar kid, fashion shoots, feature films including Bride Flight and private corporate filming.

Our hangar also has good facilities for make-up, hair and wardrobe. Enquire at admin@flydc3.nz to discuss ours and your requirements and any limitations, so we can provide a quote for the DC3 as well as the hangar facilities.

Parachute Jumps

  • We work with the RNZAF at Airshows.
  • We also drop experienced Sport parachutists, and work with TV, Advertising and Film companies.
  • Need a mass drop for a Sports, Aviation event or Product launch?
  • Contact us at admin@flydc3.nz

Aerial Burials

An elegant and unique service offered by our crew – scattering ashes from the DC3 with family and friends on board. All these flights have a dedicated crew member to focus on the family. You may bring the original celebrant if you wish for a Reading just before the professionally managed and dignified dispersal, followed by rosemary sprigs and petals. A flight incorporating the Hauraki Gulf will be easily achieved in 30 minutes. $2200 +GST. This includes the preparation time on the ground.

Another option is for the crew to disperse the ashes, with no family etc on board, on one of our private flights. (We don’t do it on a City Scenic flight, as there are often children on board.) Contact Jessica at the office, as sometimes opportunities come up to do this. We will note the area we dispersed the ashes on a GPS for the family. $450 +GST includes preparation time on the ground, and the time inflight dedicated to the professional and respectful dispersal of the ashes, before the aircraft continues on the planned flight.

You may also wish to charter the DC3 for a Fly Past service, to mark the completion of the end of the Service on the ground, at a beach, at the church, a hall or cemetery. Generally it will be best to have someone at the Service (with a cell-phone to liaise with our administration crew) to ‘Call the Aircraft in’ at the right time.These are particularly poignant for RSA members. Contact us for a quote. admin@flydc3.nz

Events / Airshows / Open Days

As a friend and associate of the NZ Warbirds Association , we attend the Ardmore Airfield Open days and Airshows in NZ. She arrives at each event airshow with her owners and passengers on board…and then operates local area scenic flights. The pilots provide Professional Flight Handling Displays.

Easter is always Warbirds over Wanaka in an even year, and Omaka Classic Fighters in the odd number years. Details for each time we go will be uploaded here, however email us at flights@flydc3.nz for information ahead of time.