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redlte
04-28-2004, 07:22 AM
Am careening towards the 50th in September, and wife asks: "What would you like for your 50th?" Made mistake of showing her the Stallion 51 site info on flying a dual control P-51 out of Kisamee, Florida [live outside Syracuse, NY]. Wife does not like that it would cost more than a month's mortgage to fly for one hour. [Isn't that JUST like a woman?] Does anyone know of somewhat less pricey options, where one can fly and [perhaps]take control of a vintage WWII warbird? [Looked into Warbird Adventures, which has the T-6 trainer, but the dream is to fly in a fighter plane, not a trainer.]
Thanks for any feedback!

redlte
04-28-2004, 07:22 AM
Am careening towards the 50th in September, and wife asks: "What would you like for your 50th?" Made mistake of showing her the Stallion 51 site info on flying a dual control P-51 out of Kisamee, Florida [live outside Syracuse, NY]. Wife does not like that it would cost more than a month's mortgage to fly for one hour. [Isn't that JUST like a woman?] Does anyone know of somewhat less pricey options, where one can fly and [perhaps]take control of a vintage WWII warbird? [Looked into Warbird Adventures, which has the T-6 trainer, but the dream is to fly in a fighter plane, not a trainer.]
Thanks for any feedback!

redlte
04-28-2004, 07:43 AM
Bump!

Bearcat99
04-28-2004, 08:29 AM
They are all like that.. but you know what... its a once in a lifetime thing so go for it. You will only pass the big 50 0nce. Ill be 50 next year and you ca bet thats what Ill be doing GOD willing cause I cant make it this year.

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worr
04-28-2004, 10:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by redlte:
Does anyone know of somewhat less pricey options, where one can fly and [perhaps]take control of a vintage WWII warbird? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As a matter of fact, yes!

I forget the prices, but I remember when I compared them to Kissimme's (I was putting together a package for an aviation convention once) it was about half the cost.

The only thing is you'd have to come on their schedule not yours. The P-51D is a dual seater...the others are all in flying condition too. Nice museum up here that is on the grow.

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/historic-aircraft.html

Contact information should be above. Typical fair is when they get a B17 to fly in for a weeks show they give rides then. We've had people fly all the way from England just to fly our Pony as the costs are much cheaper.

Worr, out

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-28-2004, 12:05 PM
These guys are in the same hangar as Stallion 51 and worth every penny http://www.warbirdadventures.com



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Taylortony
04-28-2004, 01:22 PM
Or you could try dofighting for real in the likes of a SF260..... There are mega aerobatic Flown in em http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I MUST WARN YOU WATCHING THIS VIDEO MAY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR WALLET http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.aircombatusa.com/aircombat_video.htm

see links as well

http://www.aircombatusa.com/

http://www.zookle.com/Recreation/Aviation/Experience_Flights/Military/