The Warbird Flight Experience

From: $2,500   

Location(s):

North Bay Air Museum at Sonoma Valley Airport - Sonoma, CA

Availability:

April through Early-November:
Thursday through Monday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mid-November through March:
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Immerse yourself in the full WWII flight experience as you take to the skies in not one, but three beautifully restored and incredibly rare warbirds.

  • Pilots have over 85 combined years of flying experience and are extremely passionate about vintage aircrafts
  • Approximately 60 minutes of total combined flight time in an AT-6 Texan, a P40 Warhawk, and a P51 Mustang
  • Amazing views of Sonoma's rolling hills and valleys
  • These beautiful vintage aircrafts are extremely rare, so don't miss out on your opportunity to make the memories of a lifetime!


More detailed description >

Description:

Immerse yourself in the full WWII flight experience as you take to the skies in not one, but three beautifully restored and incredibly rare warbirds.

Your day will begin with approximately 20-minute scenic flight in a restored North American T-6 Texan, a dual controlled advanced trainer aircraft. Take a personal peakinto how fighter pilots of the 1940's trained for their historic WWII careers as your pilot expertly maneuvers you through the sky.

Next you will advance to the P40 Warhawk, a beautifully restored warbird with real combat experience! Take to the skies in the very aircraft flown by Major Ray Melikian and credited with three markings of victory. With only 25 P40's left in existence, you will be flying in a real American treasure during this 20-minute excursion.

Finally, you will wrap up your day with an approximately 20-minute ride on the most famous of the WWII warbirds, the P51 Mustang. Sleek, sexy, and fast, commercial flights on these aircrafts are extremely rare. This is your opportunity to ride through the sky in the aircraft that symbolizes one of America's greatest achievements in air power!

For history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, this is not an experience to be missed. These vintage aircrafts are extremely rare and becoming more so every day, so what are you waiting for? Strap in!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Children must be at least 40 inches tall and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price includes a souvenir flight jacket

Duration:
Approximately 60 minutes of total combined flight time (20 minute AT-6 Texan flight, 20 minute P40 Warhawk flight, 20 minute P51 Mustang flight)

Maximum Participants:
1 passenger per plane

Spectators:
There is a picnic area for family and friends to watch the take-off and landing.

Weather Dependent:
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. We recommend dressing in layers and avoiding windbreakers as they tend to fill with air. A cloth flying helmet and ear plugs are provided. If you would like to take a camera on board, please make sure it has a strap (leash) to secure around your wrist or neck.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
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 experience provider.

Experience ID:
AIR-SFR-0023



View FAQ's >

  1. Is it safe?
    Safety is always a priority. Each aircraft is meticulously restored and maintained to meet the highest FAA maintenance standards. These aircrafts approved through the FAA's Living History Flight Experience.
  2. Can I bring a camera or camcorder?
    Yes, but your camera must have a strap. A camera with a wide angle or panoramic lens is best, but even a throw away camera will capture this unforgettable experience. A camcorder is ok as long as it is one of the smaller hand held types.
  3. What should I wear?
    Please dress appropriately for the weather and layers are recommended. White and/or fine clothing is not advised as oil is present around the planes. Sunglasses are also suggested.
  4. What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
    Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. If your flight is cancelled due to weather, you will reschedule directly with the pilot. It is always advised to give your experience provider a call prior to your scheduled flight to confirm weather conditions at the airport.