Video: Magical flight a special treat for Kiwi kids

Video: Magical flight a special treat for Kiwi kids

It was the type of stuff dreams are made of for 50 children and their caregivers on board a special Air New Zealand flight around New Zealand yesterday.

The airline put on a scenic flight for the kids who were invited.

They were chosen through the Koru Care organisation and had range of medical conditions, including leukaemia, heart problems and hearing and visual impairments.

The flight made its way to Invercargill, where it performed a series of low fly-bys of the airport.

Traffic in the southern town was at a standstill as the 787-9 Boeing Dreamliner flew over the city at only a few hundred metres.

It then made its way north to Dunedin and back to Auckland via the central plateau, where the children got to see the steaming lake of Mount Ruapehu from the air.

As well as amazing views, the children were treated to a special premiere screening of the new Angry Birds movie and were entertained by cabin crew who were dressed in superhero costumes.