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.
Click on one of the links below to speed
your way down the page.
Air Action -- Warbird adventure flights near Sydney, Australia. Fly
an L-39, T-28, Tiger Moth or Yak-52. Airborne
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. Air Group 1
Fly in a SNJ-5 / Texan over beautiful San Diego, California,
USA. 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. Bay Area
Flight training in a
North American T-6 in the San Francisco Bay area, California,
USA. Bay Aviation
-- 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
combat flights. Biplane Rides -- Fly a
or Waco biplane in long Beach, California, USA. Biplane Rides
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. Brown's
Biplane Rides --
Sightseeing, aerobatic, and instructional flights in a PT-17
Stearman biplane in Warrenton, Virginia, 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. Fighter Command
-- T-6 Texan flights in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. Florida
Biplanes -- Take a flight in a Waco UPF-7 biplane along the
Florida spacecoast. 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. Fouga
Flights -- Aerobatic/recovery training and orientation flights in a Fouga Magister in Kenosha,
Wisconsin, USA. Gauntlet
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. GoAviator --
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. History Flight
-- 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.
Into the Blue --
Fly a historic two-seat Supermarine Spitfire TR.9 in the UK.
J's Bird -- Offers Harvard familiarization flights in Georgia and other USA locations. Jetride Australia
-- 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. Jim's
Biplane Rides --
Scenic rides in the
Portland, Oregon USA area, Columbia River Gorge, and north Oregon
coast in a 1929 Travelair E-4000 biplane. 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),
New Zealand Warbirds Association --
Fly in a selection of airplanes as diverse as a Spitfire, P-51,
BAC Strikemaster, a DC-3 and more. Located in Ardmore, New
Zealand. OBX Biplanes
Fly a Waco biplane or T-6 Texan in North Carolina,
Olde Thyme Aviation, Inc. -- Old
biplane rides in Seattle, Washington, USA. Old
Rhinebeck Aerodrome -- New Standard biplane rides in Old Rhinebeck, New York, USA. Pacific Warbirds
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
way! Pecos Bill
Fly in a P-51 Mustang near Austin, Texas, USA.
Preston Aviation -- J-3 Cub and
PT-17 Stearman instruction and sightseeing flights at
Peach State Airport, Williamson,
Georgia, USA. Rocky
Mountain Wing, CAF -- Living History Flight Experiences in a TBM
Avenger and a Piper J-3/L-4 in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA. Russian Aviation
Squadron "Vyazma Rus" -- Fly in an L-39 jet with Russia's
leading formation team. Sky
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,
Spain. Stallion-51 -- Dual-control
Mustang familiarization flights and full LOA (type rating) checkouts. Stearman-Aero
Fly a Stearman N2S biplane in Hollister (bay area), California,
Southern Warbird Adventures --
Offers adventure flights in a T-6 Texan in Sydney, Australia. 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. Vintage
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. Warbird
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. Warbirds
Unlimited -- AT-6C and Stearman flights in Mesa, Arizona, USA.
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. Waterloo
Fly in a T-33, L-29 Delfin, or a deHavilland Vampire
jet in Breslau, Ontario, Canada. West
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. Wings
Over Greenville -- Fly a Boeing PT-17 Stearman in Greenville,
South Carolina, USA. WWII
Airplane Rides -- T-6 / SNJ-4 rides over the Grand Canyon,
Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, etc., operating out of Boulder City, Nevada, USA.
Organizations:(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
aircraft. 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.