1 May 2024

Battle to keep historic aircraft in the air

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 1 May 2024

Betsy, an historic American-built Douglas DC-3 aircraft, may have flown its last sightseeing or wedding flight out of Auckland's Ardmore airport. 

The aircraft is operated by tiny airline FLY DC3 which is ran by Jessica Cooper and her husband Geoff. 

They join Jesse in the Auckland studio to discuss the challenges faced by the airline and the history of the iconic plane which first took to the skies in 1944. 

Betsy, a historic American-built DC-3 aircraft, flies over Aotearoa. Photo: FLY DC3