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30 Minute Vintage Military Aircraft Flight from Kissimmee Florida

30 Minute Vintage Military Aircraft Flight from Kissimmee Florida

Take this thrilling opportunity to spend 30 minutes actually piloting this vintage World War II aircraft from the front seat!

Come fly like the aces of yesteryear in the premier Fighter-Trainer of World War II, the North American T-6 TEXAN. Also known as the "pilot-maker," SNJ or Harvard, over 70% of the Allied pilots received their fighter training in these aircraft.

If you include taxi time and warm-up, you'll spend 34-40 minutes in the aircraft and handle the controls yourself under the supervision of an experienced instructor. Your instructor will teach you everything about flying this piece of history. The full 30 minute tour time is spent in the air, so expect to to be in the airplane for another 10 minutes listening to the awesome sound of the Pratt & Whitney engine!

If you choose the aerobatic upgrade, your instructor will teach you loops, rolls and many other maneuvers...just like you've seen at the airshows!

Inflight 3-camera DVD and 35 mm still pictures are available as optional upgrades.

Formation flight can also be accommodated if you schedule up to two additional flights together with friends at the same time.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

30 minute flight

Time

Flights available 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday

Please Note: You are asked on the Order Form to enter three possible flight departure times. No specific flight departure time is guaranteed until you receive your E-Ticket. If none of the times you have requested are available, you will be contacted to discuss options.

We also offer two other flight options - 15 minutes (without the option of aerobatics) or 60 minutes:

15 Minute Vintage Military Aircraft Flight from Kissimmee Florida

60 Minute Vintage Military Aircraft Flight from Kissimmee Florida

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up; flights depart from Kissimmee Gateway Airport (directions on your E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Flights include admission to the Kissimmee Air Museum, sharing Florida's rich aviation heritage through aircraft displays, educational exhibits and aircraft restoration. Visitors experience aviation first hand as they interact with the planes, pilots and projects; taking a front row seat to an aviation adventure at the Kissimmee airport in the heart of Florida.

Customer Reviews:

"We have just got home from a fantastic holiday in Florida. We visited all the theme parks and went on a lot of thrill rides and really had a great time, but for me the highlight of the holiday was when I took a flight in one of your aircraft on the 8th September with Chuck as my instructor. I have had various trial flights in light aircraft and helicopters, but nothing compares anywhere close to yours. The excitement of the flight and the welcome from you all was exceptional. My family and I would like to thank you for such a great and memorable day." -- Philip J. in South Wales UK

"Instructions for performing aerobatic maneuvers were clear, concise, and easy to follow, producing desired results each time, first time. The allotted flight time disappeared all too quickly. Thanks to John's enthusiasm, professionalism, and courtesy, the total experience was enjoyable, memorable, and above all, fun." -- Hans F. in Milton, FL

"I just wanted to say thank you so very much for showing my wife and I a great time last Friday. I can't say enough about how great everyone was in greeting us and how comfortable John and Graham made my wife feel about the experience. That is all she has talked about since we left and I think she has worn the DVD out playing it over and over again. While she had reservations about this, these two fine men made her feel comfortable and while still a bit tense, she must have had a great time as she has started pulling out my old flight manuals and has been reading them and just asked me today if I would mind if she started taking lessons. I have waited over 30 years to hear those words." -- Mike L.

"I would like to thank you for the experience I had with flying the T6. The formation flying was quite spectacular. On my next trip, I might drop by again (and do loops)." -- Daniel D. in Gatineau, QC, Canada

"We had a blast. That experience will be engraved in our memories forever. After so many years in business, it would be very easy for the instructors and ground personnel to treat this as just another tourist ride, relying instead on the warbirds to impress their customers. But from the moment we went through the front door everyone we came in contact with were very friendly and really went out of their way to make sure that those thirty minutes were something really special for both of us to remember. The two instructors were easygoing and friendly during the flight and we could see how much they love to fly and how important it was for them that we enjoyed the experience. They were especially sensitive to our personal limits and were able to give us as much thrill as possible without going overboard and make us sick. Both flights were perfectly tailored to us individually. It takes real professionalism to do that the way they did. Once we were out of the airplanes, we were so excited and we wanted so much to talk about our experience that we may not have thanked them properly. And of course English being a second language to both of us, we were not able to express what we really felt inside as much as we wanted. It’s funny that in the end, those beautiful airplanes were only accessories. It’s the passion of those flying them that really made the occasion special." -- Hélène and Georges

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many people can fly in the plane? -- These aircraft have two seats only - one for you and one for your instructor. If your party has more than one person who would like to fly, you can enter separate orders for the other guests. Formation flight can also be accommodated if you schedule up to two additional flights together with friends at the same "tour time." There are three virtually identical T-6 TEXAN aircraft for formation flying.

What should I wear? -- Comfortable, casual clothing. Please wear sturdy-soled, closed-toe shoes; no sandals or flip flops as they might fall off your feet during aerobatic maneuvers. Tennis shoes are fine. A shirt with a collar will be more comfortable so the harness straps do not rub on your neck. Make sure you have a pair of sunglasses with you also. Hats may be worn, if you so desire, under your headset.

Do I actually get to fly? -- Absolutely! Regardless of your experience, you will be doing the flying...even the aerobatics if that option has been chosen. An experienced flight instructor will be in the back seat with a full set of controls, so he will help you handle the taxiing, take-off and landing. You get to do it all, depending on your experience, with coaching from your instructor. Guests can choose to simply "ride-along" and let the instructor fly the plane throughout the flight, but that doesn't happen very often since the instructors are very good at what they do and guests get a real thrill from piloting the aircraft.

I'm a pilot - so can I log this time? -- By all means! Bring your log-book; your flight instructor will be more than happy to sign off your flight as dual given. If you forget your log-book, Warbird Adventures does have log book stickers.

Do I tip my pilot or other crew? -- Tipping is a personal preference. The pilots and ground crew do accept and appreciate tips. If you enjoyed your flight, we hope you will show your appreciation. Most people who offer a gratuity generally tip 5-10% of the cost of the flight, but there is no standard; whatever you feel is appropriate will be greatly appreciated by the crew.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up; flights depart from Kissimmee Gateway Airport (directions on your E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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October 19, 2017

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