Some motherly advice could be just the boost Crusaders captain Richie McCaw needs as his side battles to defend its Super 14 rugby title.
McCaw will host more than 80 mums, including his own, on flights in Christchurch's historic DC3 on Mother's Day.
Demand for tickets has compelled the Southern DC3 Charitable Trust to put on two extra flights this Sunday.
Trust chairman David Horsburgh said he was "astounded" by the response.
A "one-on-one" with McCaw was a rare opportunity, he said.
Horsburgh said he taught McCaw to fly the plane, but the All Blacks captain would not be at the controls on Sunday. "He'll be busy signing autographs and chatting to the supporters."
McCaw was an "expert" pilot, he said.
"Because he's a glider pilot he has a very good feel for the energy of the aeroplane. A lot of powered pilots don't have the sensitivity or that feel, but he certainly does," Horsburgh said.