Experience the thrill of a lifetime during a flight in an authentic WWII aircraft. Soar over the rural countryside of the Virginia Beach Intercostal Waterway and the sand dunes of the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Whether you’re a history buff, adventure seeker or a photographer, we guarantee a breathtaking experience!
Ready your goggles, helmet and white flying scarf for a flight in the museum’s 1941 Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet. This open-cockpit flight is perfect for photographers who always wanted a bird’s eye view of Virginia Beach.
15-Minute Flight - $169
30-Minute Flight - $279
Looking to share your flight experience with a companion? If so, then step on up to the Military Aviation Museum’s Waco YMF-5 biplane. This modernized spin on a classic aircraft is designed with a three-seat cockpit, perfect for the thrill seeking couple.
15-Minute Flight - Single or Double Passenger, $225
30-Minute Flight - Single or Double Passenger, $375
Flight includes Free Military Aviation Museum Ballcap or T-shirt!
Advanced reservations are required and space is limited, so make your plans early! To schedule your ride, contact the Museum's gift shop at (757) 721-7767, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or book your ride online.
The Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, hailing from Peachtree City, Georgia, will be at this year's WOB air show offering rides in their P-51 Mustang "Red Nose" and SBD-5 Dauntless. The Minnesota Wing of the CAF will also be offering rides in their B-25 "Miss Mitchell". Don't miss your chance to take a ride of a lifetime in these classic warbirds. To schedule your flight, please visit the Dixie Wing website.
"Red Nose" was the plane that launched the Confederate Air Force (now known as Commemorative Air Force). This aircraft has had a long and colorful history, dating back to the closing days of WWII. It was produced at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, CA and was rolled out on April 11, 1945. It was accepted by the USAAF as serial number 44-73843.
The Dixie Wing's SBD-5 Dauntless is one of only two airworthy SBD-5's still existing in the world and the it is the only one restored to its original World War II configuration, complete with a fully restored and operational rear gunner station. The SBD-5 Dauntless was the first American combat aircraft credited with shooting down a Japanese Zero fighter.
The Minnesota Wing’s B-25 is painted to represent the B-25J "Miss Mitchell", which served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy, completing more than 130 missions. Its legacy of no crew fatalities during all of its missions was a rare accomplishment. This airplane has never seen combat. After a 12-year restoration by the Minnesota Wing of the CAF, Miss Mitchell took her first flight on April 18, 1992 -- exactly 50 years after the day of the daring Doolittle raid.
Chief Pilot Michael Kuhnert and his team offer flights in a Fairchild PT-19. Less than 100 of these aircraft still fly today, so join Bay Aviation for a historic ride.
Contact Bay Avaition to book your flight at Warbirds Over the Beach. Flights available Friday-Sunday, May 20-22. www.BayAviationOnline.com.
Referred to as the “Cradle of Heroes,” the Fairchild PT-19 (PT designating Primary Trainer) played a very important role during the Second World War. It was one of a handful of primary trainer designs that was the first stop on a cadet’s way to becoming a combat pilot. This PT-19, N323CJ was built in 1943 and went through a full 11 year restoration that included an upgrade to the 200HP Ranger engine and an electrical system. This PT-19 is one of only 98 left in airworthy status; don’t hesitate – take your flight in a piece of history!
In conjunction with the Civil Air Patrol's 75th anniversary, Bay Aviation will also be bringing a Fairchild F-24 to this year's WOB show. This aircraft will be on static display only (not available for rides).