Take a Ride in an WWII Airplane
Wings of Freedom Tour
Collings Foundation is from Stow, MA. Currently underway, the Tour provides rides on such iconic planes as B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51, P-51C. Click here for more informations, prices and schedule.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Texas based museum, the planes they provide the rides in are Douglas AD-5 Skyraider, North American P-51D Mustang, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair and Bell Helicopter OH-13 Sioux, to mention just a few. They also tour, so make sure your check this link to find out more about rides, pricing, and tours.
Vintage Aviation LLC
If you plan to visit Hawaii anytime soon, don’t forget to check out this link. They provide rides in vintage WWII-era planes with their Pacific Warbirds program, among other services.
Vintage Aircraft Company
When in Sonoma near San Francisco, CA, it will be worthwhile to take a ride with Vintage Aircraft Co. On this link you’ll find all the informations about rides on their Boeing PT-17 Stearmans or North American SNJ-4 Texan.
Experimental Aircraft Association
A network of pilots, with rides from vintage biplanes and historic bombers and airliners to personal general aviation aircraft, most notable is an B-17 on this link. You just might catch them on tour near you!
Commemorative Airbase Arizona
Based at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ during the winter months, but they tour in the summer, so check out their website or tour website for more info. You can get a ride in B-17G Flying Fortress, B-25J Mitchell, C-47 Skytrain, C-45 Expeditor, SNJ/T-6 Texan, PT-17 Stearman or L-16 Grasshopper
Flying with legends – when in UK you can take a ride in Spitfire on a sortie of your choice or take a ride in “Sally B” – the only remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe so click this link for more info
Another Texas air museum, a part of Commemorative Air Force, Houston Wing offers Historic Flight Experiences in five authentic WWII aircraft; the AT-6 Advanced Trainer, the BT-13 Basic Trainer, the N3N Primary Trainer, the PT-19 Primary Trainer and the C-60 Lodestar. Click here for details.
Air Group One
Originally from El Cajon, CA also a member of CAF, they tour often, so catch a ride on SNJ-5 “Sassy”, L-5 Stinson Sentinel or L-3 Grasshopper. You can also rent their hangar for private event decorated with WWII-era planes for that special look and feel.