Fly a WWII Biplane

From: $250   

Location(s):

Warrenton Airport - Midland, VA

Availability:

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!


More detailed description >

Description:
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!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participant must weigh no more than 300 pounds
  • Participant must present a valid form of ID
  • Headgear will be provided

Duration:
Approximately 30 minutes of flight time

Maximum Participants:
1 passenger per flight

Spectators:
Spectators are encouraged to watch the take-off and landing. The airport has a climate controlled lounge area equipped with restrooms and vending machines.

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 the weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes and sunglasses are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 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 pilot.

Experience ID:
AIR-WAS-0016



View FAQ's >

  1. What do I need to bring with me?
    Please bring a valid form of ID with you to the airport.
  2. 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.
  3. Can I bring a camera on board?
    Participants may bring a camera on board, however it is recommended to use a secure wrist strap.
  4. Are there any height, weight or age restrictions?
    The passenger must weigh no more than 300 pounds. There are no height or age restrictions.
  5. Do I need experience to fly?
    No experience is needed!
  6. 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • Fly a WWII Biplane

  • July 25, 2017

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"This is a bucket list gotta-do!!! If you want to feel a connection to aviation of the past ... the open cockpit ... the pulsating/throbbing of a prop/piston-driven biplane, you gotta check this out. My biggest problem was my sore face after --- from smiling and laughing throughout the 60 minute flight! Dave provided a fantastic experience and did not hesitate to communicate to me at the level I wanted --- whether to just feel comfortable and confident on what was going to happen during the flight, or the process of maintaining the aircraft, or the role the aircraft played over its 75+ year history... Dave can and will go into the detail you want. My family got this ride for a 60th birthday gift and as a connection to my Dad, who trained British cadets in WWII in this type of plane. This was an experience that accomplished that and also connected me with another place in time. This was a great experience. Dave was great, the plane was great, the ride was great. And while I had this originally as an activity on my bucket list... I think it is an activity that I will figure how to repeat on an annual basis! Thanks, Dave!"

  • Fly a WWII Biplane

  • July 06, 2017

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"This was a gift for my younger brother. Mr. Brown (pilot) was very cheerful and accommodating in answering all of my brother's questions and providing history about the plane and information on how this type of plane was used during WWII. My brother requested a couple of special maneuvers and Mr. Brown was able to accommodate. It was a great experience all around."

  • Fly a WWII Biplane

  • July 06, 2017

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"I am extremely impressed with Dave Brown (pilot) and the whole experience. Dave was very engaging and candid about what we would do and what he expected from me as the passenger. He put Marion at ease with his answers and description of the flight and the precautions taken. The area of the flight is a beautiful rural valley with the background of the Blue Ridge mountains. I was able to fly the airplane and do some simple maneuvers; stalls, turns, wing-overs with Dave leading me through the maneuvers. For someone who has not flown an airplane in 40 years, it was a thrill that's hard to describe. Thank you, Dave. Beautiful airplane and fantastic pilot."