Buckle up for the experience of a lifetime
The engines are starting. The propellers are spinning. The wheels are moving. It’s time to take flight!
We typically schedule Warbird rides on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (may vary by plane and season). Read below to learn what kind of Living History flight experiences we offer. Don’t forget to sign up for our Rides Interest list so you can be among the first to know when new flights are scheduled.
Desert Scenery Flights
See the Sonoran Desert in one of three different warbirds each with their own viewing experience: C-47 Skytrain, SNJ/T-6 Texan, or the NWS-3 Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane.
Rides are available on our ultra-rare bombers B-17 (Sentimental Journey) and B-25 (Maid in the Shade), offering an adventure you will remember forever.
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Desert Scenery Ride Tours
Fall through early Summer in Mesa, Arizona
Take a Desert Scenery Tour flight and see the Sonoran Desert in three different warbirds each with their own viewing experience: C-47 Skytrain, SNJ/T-6 Texan, or the NWS-3 Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane.
Want to know what it feels like to ride a motorcycle in the sky? Book a seat in our open cockpit Stearman and cruise over the Superstition Mountains with the wind in your hair.
Looking for a little more excitement? Book a seat in our SNJ/T-6 with a plexiglas cockpit and 360 degree views. This plane was used to train P-51 Mustang pilots and has the characteristics of a high-speed fighter with exceptional maneuverability.
Our C-47 warbird was used as a corporate transport after the war and offers a comfy ride with lots of windows to view the beautiful Tonto National Forest and its majestic lakes. This plane will also be offering Night Light Flights soon. Book a ride this fall to experience the gorgeous Arizona landscape in a way you won’t soon forget!
Questions about rides? Send us an email.
With rides available on ultra-rare bombers B-17 (Sentimental Journey) and B-25 (Maid in the Shade), the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum offers an unforgettable adventure you will remember forever.
Secret Night Missions on the C-47
Take a top secret night mission flight on our C-47 “Old Number 30” World War II airplane and view the night lights of the Valley from a whole different perspective. Be amongst those who flew secret missions during the war on this actual warbird – our own combat legend. No matter what your secret mission is, you will be the envy of all of your friends when you tell them you were part of a secret mission on a C-47. What are you waiting for? Book your flight today!
BOOK YOUR FLIGHT BELOW – Note there are many more pages of flights. The chart below only shows six at a time. Typical flight days are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Interested in flying on one of our WWII Bombers and don’t see the date you want? Please fill out the form below and let us know when you are interested in flying and we’ll get back to you!
Flying Airplanes in Our Collection
Old Number 30
Ride in Arizona’s own C-47 Skytrain hero that’s seen more WWII combat than any other known aircraft in the CAF and earned a Presidential Unit Citation award (known then as a Distinguished Unit Citation).Flight price: $195 per seat
Maid in the Shade
Enjoy a thrilling ride in a WWII fully-restored bomber that has seen 15 combat missions. This heroic plane is a "living history" bucket-list must, and a ride in the see-through bombardier seat in the nose is unforgettable!Flight price: $325 per waist gunner compartment seat or $650 for flight deck jump seat
B-17G Flying Fortress
Take a bucket-list ride in a fully restored WWII heavy bomber Flying Fortress. In wartime it was a heavy bomber bristling with armament.Flight price: $425 per waist compartment seat, $850 for bombardier/navigator seats in the nose
Truly a “fly back in time” experience. Flight price: $175 for the right side cockpit seat and $80/seat in the passenger cabin
Craving excitement? Book your seat in our SNJ-T6 Texan, known as “the pilot maker.”Flight price: $360
Aeronca L-16 Grasshopper
A great way to see our majestic Southwest scenery! It served in the Army throughout the Korean War, where it performed many of the same roles it had in WWII. Flight price: $95
Our open-cockpit Stearman is the best way to get the wind in your hair and soak up the Sonoran Desert vistas and mountains.Flight price: $300