Aircraft Rides at the Fly/In Cruise/In

Have the experience of a lifetime at the 30th Anniversary Fly/In Cruise/In and take a ride in this B-17G "Yankee Lady" from the Yankee Air Museum from Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Soar over the Indiana farmland and get a feel for what it must have been like to fly a mission in one of these historic aircraft that played a large part in WWII.  Rides are $475 per person and run about 35 minutes from departure to arrival. 

 

The 30th Anniversary Fly/In Cruise/In will also feature rides in this 1930 D-25 New Standard Biplane with pilot Dewey Davenport of Goodfolk & O'Tymes Biplane Rides of Dayton, Ohio.  This airplane was built specifically for barnstorming and that's what it does best.

There are only 8 of these New Standards flying today. 

 

North American T-6 Texan

The North American T-6 Texan is a single engine fighter trainer aircraft that was used to train US, Canadian and British forces during World War II and through the 1950s. The T-6 is known by a variety of designations - the AT-6 (USAF), the SNJ (USN), and is most commonly known as the Harvard outside the United States. Our aircraft is an AT-6D. More than 17,000 T-6 airframes of various designations were produced. Today there are still more than 350 in airworthy condition.

The T-6 was known as the "pilot maker" for its role in preparing Allied pilots for combat. It is an excellent trainer, possessing the handling characteristics of fighter and the capacity for full aerobatic maneuvering. In World War II, pilots logged considerable hours in the T-6 before moving up to the faster P-51 Mustang. Even now, insurance companies require significant time in a T-6 before agreeing to insure a pilot for the P-51.

Our T-6 is owned by Nathan Davis and operated by the Warbird Training Center based out of Kokomo, Indiana. #35 is a tribute to the 325th Fighter Group called the "The Checkertail Clan."  Rides will be available on this aircraft on Saturday at the Fly/In Cruise/In.