Take the controls of a real WWII aircraft! You'll get to experience flight, as the WWII Aviation Cadet experienced it. Over 70 years ago, young men and women took there first steps into the world of flight in aircraft just like this one. Referred to as "THE CRADLE OF HEROES," the Fairchild PT-19 trained many of the famous WWII aces and bomber pilots of the 1940s.
There is a basic passenger weight limit of 235 lbs. However, larger people can be accommodated with advance notice for fuel planning purposes. There is no minimum or maximum age limits. We encourage the participation of children in our programs. However, We can only accommodate one person at a time. Parents cannot hold small children on their laps during the flight. Children must be large enough to be held in securely by the seat belt and harness by themselves.
The engine on this aircraft uses a very heavy weight oil. When it's cold, it does not flow very well. Pre-heating helps, but it doesn't help as well as on a smaller plane. Therefore, no flights will be conducted below 40 degrees fahrenheit.We also do not fly passenger flights in this plane in any precipitation, or winds above 20 Kts.
1972 Grumman AA-5
Basic 30 minute ride: $150.00
Up to 3 passengers can enjoy a sight-seeing tour around north Cincinnati or south Dayton. Additional time can be purchased to see sights farther from the airport. The individual sitting up front may have the opportunity to take the controls to get a feel for general aviation flying.
The combined weight of all passengers cannot exceed 435 lbs. However, larger people can be accommodated with advance notice for fuel planning purposes. Please understand that weight and balance limitations may restrict where the passengers can sit in the aircraft. Children that require a booster or car seat are also required to utilize them in this aircraft, which must be provided by the passengers. We recommend smaller children utilize a booster seat in the backseat of the aircraft to enhance their ability to see outside the aircraft during flight.
Rules For All Flights
Prices shown for our flights are for flights that occur while our museum is open (Saturdays and Sundays). Flights can be schedule Monday through Friday but an additional fee is charged to compensate our staff for call-out.
There is no minimum or maximum age limits. We encourage the participation of children in our programs. Parents cannot hold small children on their laps during the flight.
Rides are non-stop, and must start and end at the same airport.
Dress weather appropriate. It's better to have a coat/hat/gloves and not need them, than need and not have them. Only our Grumman AA-5 aircraft has cabin heating capability.
All passengers must be in good health and have no conditions which flying might cause further health concerns. If any passengers require any assistance getting in and out of the aircraft, please notify our staff when you schedule your flights so we can determine if the passenger can participate.
No pilots license or previous flight experience required for any rides. If you do have a license, you are welcome to bring your logbook and if your pilot is also a flight instructor, they will be happy to endorse the flight in your logbook. Please specify whether or not you wish to log the flight when you call to schedule it so we can assure your pilot is a certificated flight instructor.
If you have any questions about your flight being weather cancelled, please call prior to your departure from home. We might be in the air, so leave a message. We'll call you if it is a definite cancel. If you haven't heard from us, assume your flight is on. Please understand that the weather in Ohio changes quickly and often. On any given day we fly until the weather prevents us from doing so. Occasionally, a flight gets cancelled at the last minute. We are happy to reschedule you.
Deal Site & Gift Certificate Redemption Rules
Expired certificates will be honored, but an additional fee will be charged.
Customer cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment time will be charged an additional fee equal to 1/2 of the promotional value of your certificate for a reschedule. If you NO CALL/NO SHOW on your appointment, it will result in an additional fee being charged equal to the full promotional value of your certificate for a reschedule.
If your flight gets cancelled due to weather/safety of flight considerations, there are no additional fees assessed and your certificate expiration date will be extended 30 days to accommodate a reschedule.