T-6 Warbird Ride
Cable Airport - Upland, CA
Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending aircraft and pilot availability.
Climb into the cockpit of the historical North American T-6 Texan Warbird and imagine what it would feel like to train as a 1940s fighter pilot.
- See California from above as you soar in the cockpit of a powerful T-6 aircraft
- Provider has numerous aviation awards and ratings, including Commercial Pilot, CFI, and CFII
- The T-6 Warbird was commonly used to train WWII pilots for combat
Your experienced pilot will give you a personal peek into how fighter pilots of the 1940's trained for their WWII careers.
Climb into the cockpit; with a flip of the ignition switch the prop begins to turn and the engine pops, sputters, and roars to life!
Feel the G forces during your Warbird adventure flight as you carve up the sky with some high powered flying. Experience the unique sound, smell, and feel of a genuine supercharged fighter trainer.
The plane has dual controls, so you can even try your hand at flying!
About the North American T-6:
Known as the "Pilot Maker" because it trained over 100,000 allied pilots in WW II, the Texan was built as an advanced fighter trainer for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and many Allied Nations.
The designation AT-6 was used by the Army Air Corps, while the Air Force refered to it as a T-6, and the Navy called the aircraft an SNJ. The Commonwealth Air Forces referred to it as a Harvard.
They were designed to be flown by experienced pilots transitioning to the hot front line fighters of the 1940's and were used to teach air combat, gunnery, bombing and aircraft carrier operations.
Participants must be no taller than 6'4", weigh no more than 240 lbs, and have no medical limitations. Participants under 18 years of age must have notarized parental release on file.
Depends on option selected. Plan on an additional 30 minutes for preflight and postflight briefings.
This experience is only for one participant.
Spectators are welcome to attend preflight, take photographs, and wait in the waiting area.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions, preferably cotton materials. Closed toe shoes are required. Don't forget your camera!
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 3 days prior to your experience with your experience provider, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 3 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
Are there any height or weight restrictions?
Yes, participants should be no taller than 6'4" and must weigh 240 pounds or less.
What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot. It is recommended to contact your pilot of the day of the experience.
Can I fly the plane?
Yes! The plane has dual controls, so those who feel up for it are welcome to try their hand at flying the T-6 Warbird.
What will I see during the flight?
You will be able to see the Los Angeles Harbor, including the luxury liner Queen Mary, the historic battleship USS Iowa and the Southern California coastline. Those with the 60-minute flight option will also see downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign and LAX.
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"Once arriving at the airport I was greeted by my pilot Chris and he really couldn't have been nicer or more knowledgeable. He already had the plane fully prepped and within 20 minutes he gave me the tour of the airplane and walked me through all the safety procedures in case of an emergency, and made me confident and competent about the cockpit and my parachute. Once up in the air, Chris took us out over the coast of Long Beach and Palos Verdes and let me take control of the plane. I've had about 10 flying lessons prior to the experience so he and I both felt confident I could handle it. After letting me ride the coast and do some big 180s he took the controls and did a couple very fun and exciting barrel rolls and high G turns. I couldn't have asked for more. Once our time was up he spoke me through getting the plane back towards the airport I flew us home.....but he landed of course! The experience was 110% beyond my expectations and I immediately recommended it to several of my friends."