Warrenton Airport - Midland, VA
April - November:
Monday through Saturdays
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability
Experience the freedom of flight when you take the controls of a meticulously restored WWII Stearman Biplane!
- Learn how to fly with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Masters Aerobatic Champion with over 38 years of experience
- Historic aircraft was owned by the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1945
- Try your hands at flying and basic maneuvers on this unparalleled 30-minute flight!
Test your piloting skills like the 1940s Army Air Corps cadets when you fly a historic WWII Stearman Biplane!
Your co-pilot is an experienced FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Masters Aerobatic Champion and commercially licensed pilot with over 38 years of flying experience.
Once you've performed a pre-flight check of the aircraft, you'll climb into the seat and prepare for take-off. During the flight, you'll take over the controls and perform basic maneuvers. With two-way communication available, your instructor will walk you through each aerial move.
Choose between the 30-Minute Fly a WWII Biplane or the 60-Minute Ultimate Biplane Adventure.
30-MinuteFly a WWII Biplane:
Experience the sensation of flying a WWII Biplane. With your instructor's guidance, take the controls and learn basic flying maneuvers on this 30-minute flight!
60-Minute Ultimate Biplane Adventure:
For the adventurous student who wants to try it all. Enjoy a full hour of flight time customized to what you want. Take the controls, get a taste of aerobatics or simply sit back and enjoy the sights!
Get the best views of the landscape below and enjoy an incomparable flight from the seat of a beautifully restored aircraft when you Fly a WWII Biplane!
- Participant must weigh no more than 300 pounds
- Participant must present a valid form of ID
- Headgear will be provided
Approximately 30 or 60 minutes of flight time, depending on the option selected.
1 passenger per flight
Spectators are encouraged to watch the take-off and landing. The airport has a climate controlled lounge area equipped with restrooms and vending machines.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living'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 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours 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 pilot.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a valid form of ID with you to the airport.
Will I be cold in the open cockpit?
It is recommended to bring a light jacket with you but it does depend on the season and weather for the day. During the summer months, a jacket is not always needed. Gloves are recommended during colder months.
Can I bring a camera on board?
Participants may bring a camera on board, however it is recommended to use a secure wrist strap.
Are there any height, weight or age restrictions?
The passenger must weigh no more than 300 pounds. There are no height or age restrictions.
Do I need experience to fly?
No experience is needed!
What is the plane like?
You will be in an open cockpit Stearman Biplane that has been beautifully restored. It was owned and operated by the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1945.
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"Completely satisfied. The instructor was exceptional -- talked me through every aspect of the experience. Described, demonstrated, then talked me through each hands-on aspect of the flight. "
"Truly an amazing day. Everyone involved in the experience was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. There's nothing quite like the feeling of flying in an open air cockpit. Honestly one of the most exciting things I've ever done. Now I want to get my pilot's license! "
"Great experience of flying in an open cockpit. Great pilot and friendly. He loves what he is doing and is proud of his plane. Do it!"