CAF Capital Wing - Warbird Ride News September 2020
CAF Capital Wing- We have great news for you if you have not yet booked a Warbird Ride! Demand for rides in our WWII aircraft has exceeded our expectations. So we have added more stops to our Warbird Showcase Tour, including one in conjunction with a B-17 Flying Fortress and a flyover of the largest single collection of WWII aircraft in one place since WWII.
Before we get to that news, we have several flight slots available this weekend Sunday August 30 for all our WWII warbird rides: Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Boeing PT-17 Stearman and TBM Avenger. Click on the button below to book your ride in advance, or just show up at the Culpeper Regional Airport and book any available flight. (Saturday August 29 Warbird Rides have been rescheduled to Sunday August 30e to weather.) Warbird Ride tickets - Sun Aug 30 - Culpeper
Now for the really BIG News! For the first time since WWII our Capital Wing Stinson L-5 will be sitting next to a B-17! Over Labor Day weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 4,5,6 and 7 we'll be sharing ramp space with the Airbase Arizona B-17 "Sentimental Journey" at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. And you can book a ride in either our Sentinel L-5 or the Boeing B-17, or both! Before or after you book a ride in the L-5 you can watch the magnificent B-17 start-up, taxi out and take off. Click on the button below and we'll send you the link to purchase tickets for the L-5 or B-17 rides thru the Airbase Arizona website. Warbird Rides - L-5 or B-17 - Labor Day Weekend - Warrenton VA
Stinson L-5 Sentinel "Gayle Ann"
Boeing B-17 "Sentimental Journey"
WWII Capital Wing L-5 and B-17 assigned to Air Rescue Service For those of you who prefer a WWII bi-plane ride, our Boeing PT-17 Stearman will be flying rides on Saturday September 5 at the Culpeper Regional Airport, along with our TBM Avenger, the largest and heaviest single-engine bomber of WWII. Click on the button below to book your Stearman or TBM ride on September 5. (The TBM Avenger will also be available on Sunday September 6.) Warbird Ride tickets - Sat Sept 5 - Culpeper Warbird Ride tickets - Sun Sept 6 - Culpeper
Boeing PT-17 Stearman bi-plane
General Motors TBM Avenger On Saturday September 12 our Warbird Showcase Tour will be at the Hagerstown MD Regional Airport. For those of you living in Maryland or Pennsylvania this is an excellent opportunity to come out and see our WWII aircraft up close. They'll be on static display when not flying rides. To book a ride in advance just click on the button below. Warbird Ride tickets - Sat Sept 12 - Hagerstown MD
The Arsenal of Democracy flyover of our nation's capital will be on Friday September 25. Several dozen WWII fighters and B-25 bombers will be based at our Culpeper Regional Airport that entire week. Want to see all these classic WWII aircraft? Don't head down to the airport; the airport is CLOSED to the public the entire week of September 21.
But YOU can see these magnificant fighters and bombers from the air! We'll be flying rides in our Boeing Stearman bi-plane right over the Culpeper Airport! This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity as it is highly unlikely that these many WWII aircraft will ever again be in the same place at the same time.
We'll also by flying Warbird Rides immediately after the Arsenal of Democracy flyover of our nation's capital. We expect some of the WWII fighters and bombers will still be at the Culpeper Regional airport during our Warbird Rides on Saturday September 26. Click on the button below to book your Warbird Ride. Warbird Ride tickets - Sat Sept 26 - Culpeper For those of you living in western Virginia or West Virginia, we've added a Warbird Showcase tour stop at the Charlottesville Airport on Saturday October 10. Slick on the button below to book your Warbird Ride in Charlottesville. Warbird Ride tickets - Sat Oct 10 - Charlottesville Need more information before booking your Warbird Ride? Contact us at CapitalWingCAF@gmail.com and we'll respond promptly.