Flights in this aircraft are available from April 1st through November 30th during the year on an appointment basis from the Warrenton Airport near Midland Virginia. The following flights are available and can be tailored to the customer’s desire:
30 Minute Barnstormer / Sightseeing Ride – A ride in such a historic and unique aircraft is truly a memorable experience for all ages. Feel the wind in your face and take in the exciting view from the air just like the Barnstorming pilots of the 1930’s. The pilot will keep it smooth and steady for those passengers who just want to take in the sights, or will make it a bit more exiting with some steep turns and wing overs for those who are a bit more daring! You choose! $225
30 Minute “You Fly It” Instructional Flight – Take to the skies with your personal certified flight instructor and try your hand at flying the Stearman, just like the Army Air Corps cadets did during the early 1940’s. You will have a chance during this flight to operate the controls and maneuver the airplane. Two-way communication is available on all flights so the pilot can talk you through various flight maneuvers. Totally based on your experience and skill level with no previous flight or pilot training required. It is all about you and having fun seeing what it is like to fly this historic plane. If you have a flight logbook, the instructor will make an official entry in your book after the flight to document the experience. $250
30 Minute Aerobatic Ride – This is the thrill ride for those more daring passengers who want to experience what it is like to zoom through the sky while diving and climbing, rolling and looping in the Stearman. Just like the aerial dog fights from WWII. For this flight you will don a safety parachute and be properly briefed before being securely strapped into the seat. The normal routine will begin with a climb to an altitude above 3000 feet and then start with a spin toward the ground, pulling up sharply into a loop then a roll and a hammer head stall. You will then execute a full Cuban 8 followed by a four point roll, a split – S and then a series of rolls and wing overs. As time permits, additional maneuvers can be performed. Again, the ride is all about the customer having a good time, so the flight routine can be modified in intensity level up or down to suit the customer’s desires. Whether you choose to do more aerobatics or less is your choice. The view is spectacular from a biplane at 3000 feet so don’t pass up this opportunity of a lifetime! $325 (check out the video page for a sample of the aerobatic flight!)
One Hour Sightseeing Flight – For those customers who wish to fly longer, the plane is available in 1 hour or more intervals and flights can be tailored as you desire. Take in the sights around the local area while your pilot narrates the flight. Or take the controls and try your hand at flying the Stearman, it is up to you. $350 per hour
The “Ultimate” Barnstormer – 1 Hour: For the thrill seeker who wants to experience all of the above flights in one, this is your flight! This experience is a full hour of open cockpit biplane fun which includes sightseeing and aerobatics. You decide what you want, it is up to you. You can also take the controls for some hands on flying if you choose. This flight allows you to explore and try it all in one package. $425
You may also call or email David Brown to book your ride or to answer any questions you may have:
If you call and I don’t answer right away, I am probably flying! Just leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. Or just send me an email. Thanks!!
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