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Fly A Warbird!
Take a ride in a warbird! Here are
links to various organizations that actively operate warbird aircraft, including
pay-per-flight operations and museums. We've also listed a few miscellaneous other ways to get some hands-on
flight experience with these exciting airplanes.
Our sincere thanks to contributor Philipp Schaer for helping
to keep this list as accurate and useful as possible.
Click on one of the links below to speed
your way down the page.
[ Pay for a Flight ] [ Museums ] Organizations
Enterprises (Pay for a Flight):
Air Action -- Warbird adventure flights near Sydney, Australia. Fly
an L-39, T-28, Tiger Moth or Yak-52.
Aviation -- Tiger Moth and Chipmunk flight training, and
scenic / aerobatic / formation flights in Sydney, Australia.
Air Combat Australia -- Fly a
in New South Wales, Australia.
Air Combat USA
-- Fly a Siai-Marchetti SF-260 or other aircraft as a fighter pilot for
a day in Fullerton, California.
Aluminum Overcast -- A historic flight experience
in EAA's B-17 Flying Fortress.
American Aeronautical Foundation --
Fly in a B-25 Mitchell or C-47 Skytrain.
Australian Jet Adventures -- Fly a
Strikemaster jet in Melbourne, Australia.
Barnstormers Aero Services, Inc. --
and instruction in T-6s, Stearmans and more in Centennial, Colorado, USA.
-- Scenic flights and instruction in a Fairchild PT-19 in Topping,
Bi-Plane Adventures, Inc. -- Fly an
biplane in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA (near Atlanta).
Biplane Adventures, Ltd. -- Fly an
(T-6) in San Diego, California, USA. Also offers biplane sightseeing
flights and air
Biplane Rides -- Fly a
or Waco biplane in long Beach, California, USA.
Atlanta -- Sightseeing tours and aerobatic
flights in a Boeing PT-17 Stearman, a Waco biplane, and a
T-6 Texan, all in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Classic Wings --
Stearman biplane flights at Blenheim, New
Zealand. Code 1 Aviation
-- L-39 Albatros jet training and familiarization flights.
Force B-29/B-24 Squadron -- Book a ride in the CAF's
B-24. Commemorative Air Force, SoCal Wing -- Flights in a
T-6/SNJ Texan, or PT-19 Cornell in Camarillo, California, USA.
Dixie Wing of the Commemorative
Air Force -- Offers flights in a variety of vintage aircraft.
EAA Fantasy Flight Camp -- Spend
two days learning about the history of the B-17 before actually flying
in one in Oshkosh,
Fantasy of Flight Museum -- Various
aircraft flights in Polk City, Florida, USA.
-- T-6 Texan flights in Front Royal, Virginia, USA.
Biplanes -- Take a flight in a Waco UPF-7 biplane along the
FlyFighterJet.com -- A variety of rides available, including the
MiG-29, L-39, Hawker Hunter, and more.
Flying Fighters -- Take an adventure
flight in any one of a large number of different aircraft types, from jets to
Moth biplanes, in Brisbane, Australia.
Flights -- Aerobatic/recovery training and orientation flights in a Fouga Magister in Kenosha,
Warbirds -- Warbird, aerobatic and tailwheel training center
in Aurora, Illinois, USA, that offers flights
in an L-39 Albatros jet and an SNJ/T-6 Texan.
Offers rides in a variety of warbirds, in various locations -- many in
Gulf Coast Wing of the CAF
-- Fly a B-17, "Texas Raiders" in Houston, Texas, USA.
-- Offers flights in an N2S Stearman, T-6/SNJ Texan, or B-25 Mitchell in Marathon, Florida, USA (and around the country on
various "barnstorming" tours.) Flights benefit military MIAs.
Adventures -- Fly MiGs, T-33s,
Lightnings, etc., plus many,
many other unique opportunities.
J's Bird -- Offers Harvard familiarization flights in Georgia and other USA locations.
-- Fly an L-39 jet in the scenic Cessnock region near Sydney,
Australia. Jet Warbird Training Center --
Familiarization flights and flight training in New Mexico, USA.
Liberty Foundation -- Fly in a
B-17 Flying Fortress in a town
near you. [Rides temporarily unavailable.]
Lima Lima -- T-34 flight
demo group which also gives rides in Illinois, USA.
MiG-29 Flights in Russia -- One of the last, authentic opportunities
to fly a supersonic jet fighter!
Mustang Flights --
Mustang and Winjeel flights at Caboolture Warplane Museum (near Brisbane),
Olde Thyme Aviation, Inc. -- Old
biplane rides in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Fly a WWII-era Navy SNJ in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA,
retracing the same routes used by Japanese aircraft when they attacked
Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Re-live history in a totally unique
Preston Aviation -- J-3 Cub and
PT-17 Stearman instruction and sightseeing flights at
Peach State Airport, Williamson,
Georgia, USA .
Mountain Wing, CAF -- Living History Flight Experiences in a TBM
Avenger and a Piper J-3/L-4 in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Squadron "Vyazma Rus" -- Fly in an L-39 jet with Russia's
leading formation team.
Thrills! -- Rides and flight training in a Siai-Marchetti SF-260,
Waco YMF-5, and other aircraft. Located in Fullerton, California, USA.
Spanish L-39 Jet
Flight -- Fly an L-39 Albatros in the skies near Madrid,
Stallion-51 -- Dual-control
Mustang familiarization flights and full LOA (type rating) checkouts.
Fly a Stearman N2S biplane in Hollister (bay area), California,
USA. Texan Flight
-- Fly an authentic SNJ-5 Texan in
Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.
Tiger Club -- Vintage,
aerobatic and formation flying in the UK.
Top Gun Flights -- L-39, Yak-52 and
other flights available in Sydney, Australia.
Transport Command, Ltd. --
rides at Shoreham Airport, West Sussex, UK.
Aviation, Ltd. -- Stearman biplane flights in Mack, Colorado, USA.
Waldo Wright's Flying Service --
(and New Standard) biplane flights in various USA locations.
Warbird Adventures, Inc. --
flights and instruction, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Aerial Adventures -- Nanchang CJ-6A flights in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.
Warbird Aviation -- T-28D
Trojan rides and air combat flights in Queensland, Australia.
Warbird Aviation Rendezvous, Inc. --
(T-6) flights in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.
Warbird Experiences --
T-6G Texan/Harvard rides in Kent, UK.
Warbird-Rides.com -- Beechcraft
RC-45 (Twin Beech) flights and transition training in Stockton, California, USA.
War-Bird Squadron -- Mustang,
Spitfire, and Bf-109 combat flights in the USA, UK and Spain.
Texas Wing, CAF -- Take a ride in the world's only airworthy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.
Freedom" Flight Experiences -- B-24,
B-25 and B-17
bomber flights with the Collings Foundation in the USA.
Over Greenville -- Fly a Boeing PT-17 Stearman in Greenville,
South Carolina, USA.
Airplane Rides -- T-6 / SNJ-4 rides over the Grand Canyon,
Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, etc., operating out of Boulder City, Nevada, USA.
American Airpower Museum , Farmingdale, New York, USA.
C-47 flights, as well as flights in a T-6 Texan and Waco biplane.
Commemorative Air Force, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Flights available in an
B-17, and O-2.
Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Offers Stearman and
Cavanaugh Flight Museum,
Addison, Texas, USA. Offers rides in multiple fighters, bombers,
trainers and even helicopters.
Stowe, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas, USA. Offers flights in
B-17, B-24, P-51, A-4, and F-4.
Dixie Wing, Commemorative Air Force,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Flights available in
a P-51 Mustang, SBD
Dauntless, RAF Expeditor VIP Transport and a PT-26 Trainer.
EAA AirVenture Museum, Fantasy Flight Camps, Oshkosh, Wisconsin,
Flights available in a B-17 Flying Fortress and other aircraft.
Flight of the
Phoenix Aviation Museum, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Rides available in a
Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum,
Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Warbirds, Batavia, New York, USA. Offers
experience flights in classic jet warbirds.
Aircraft Restoration Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Flight Foundation, Mukilteo, Washington, USA. Flights available
in a F7F Tigercat, B-25 Mitchell, T-6 Texan, Beech Staggerwing, and
Flight Museum, Rexburg, Idaho, USA . Flight training available in
the T-6 Texan. Lone Star Flight Museum,
Galveston, Texas, USA. Flight experiences are available in a B-25
Mitchell, B-17 Flying Fortress, and Boeing PT-17 Stearman.
Air Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Historic flights available
in a PT-17 or SNJ.
Planes of Fame, Chino,
California, and Valle, Arizona, USA.
Tennessee Warbirds Flying
Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Warbird Adventures Aviation Museum, Mareeba, North Queensland,
Australia. Rides in various warbirds are available, including a CJ-6,
Winjeel, Harvard, T-6 and P-40 Kittyhawk.
Warbirds West Air
Museum, El Cajon, California, USA. Flights available in a T-34,
T-28, C-45 and L-29 Delfin jet.
Dreams Aviation Museum,
Heights, Florida, USA. Tailwheel instruction available in a 1945
Piper L-4J Grasshopper once assigned to Patton's 3rd Army.
of Eagles Discovery Center, Horseheads, New York, USA. Offers
30-minute flights in a T-6/SNJ, Stearman, and PT-19.
Museum, Belleville, Michigan, USA. Flights available in a B-17 Flying
Fortress and B-25 Mitchell bomber.
(Note: These warbird-related organizations
do not offer aircraft flights to the general public, but their members sometimes have
opportunities to fly, even if they are not pilots and they do not own aircraft.)
Classic Jet Aircraft
Association (CJAA) CJAA's members collectively operate over 300 ex-military jet
Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
The Commemorative Air Force (formerly Confederate Air Force) is dedicated to
preserving flyable examples of WWII aircraft. They operate over a hundred aircraft in
dozens of locations around the world, and are always looking for new members. You do not
have to be a pilot to participate. Numerous CAF subgroups and units all over the world can be accessed
through their Web site.
EAA Warbirds of America (WOA) WOA,
a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association, was formed in response to the large
number of EAA members who owned surplus military aircraft. Several chapters have been
formed around the world.
Valiant Air Command (VAC) The VAC,
based in Florida, is another large group of dedicated, friendly warbird operators.
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Our sincere thanks to contributor Philipp Schaer for helping to keep this list as accurate and useful as possible.
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