From Warbird Adventures Facebook page
Now YOU can fly a P-40 Warhawk!
Kissimmee, Florida based T-6 flight school, Warbird Adventures, Inc. and owner Thom Richard, have added the fully dual controlled, dual cockpit, Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk, ‘American Dream’ to their Warbird fleet. The aircraft is now based at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) and will be used in transition training to fighters, and touring as a fully aerobatic airshow act. The mighty Warhawk will be available to fly for rated pilots and aspiring-pilots alike.
If your dream has always been to fly an iconic WWII fighter, here’s your opportunity to check that box. In addition to formal checkout training, introductory flights are available. There are only five TP-40’s known in existence today, and ‘American Dream’ is the only TP-40 in the world offering dual instruction on a commercial basis to the general public.
The addition of the classic fighter to the Warbird Adventures’ stable was unveiled at their Kissimmee facility on Aug 22 to an unsuspecting crowd. “We’re confident the addition of a dual controlled P-40 will benefit the Warbird industry tremendously to increase safety in an otherwise mostly single-seat environment. I’ve toured various fighters on the airshow circuit for years and I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and told me the P-40 is their absolute favorite aircraft and they would do anything to fly one; Well, we’ve decided to do something to fulfill that dream!” – Thom Richard.
Warbird Adventures is known worldwide for their first class T-6 training they have offered for over 20 years. They also house the Kissimmee Air Museum, which consists of a constantly changing collection of various aircraft and other aviation-related exhibits. The facility is open to the public 9-5, Monday through Saturday.
For more information visit www.WarbirdAdventures.com or their new Facebook page ‘P-40 Warhawk American Dream’. Bookings can be made by calling (407) 870-7366 or via e-mail Fly@WarbirdAdventures.com
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The winner of P-51 Mustang Flight will be announced LIVE from Stallion 51’s Hangar (KISM) on Mercy Flight Southeast’s Facebook Page. LIVE ON FACEBOOK SUNDAY 8:00 AM
There is still time to enter for your chance to have the flight of a lifetime at the controls of Stallion 51’s Mustang, “Crazy Horse” !
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Visit the Mercy Flight Southeast Facebook page on Sunday, June 17, at 8 a.m. EST to find out who won the chance to fly a Stallion 51 P-51 Mustang. The winner will enjoy a half day at the Kissimmee, Fla. venue where they will participate in a flight orientation, enjoy a one hour flight and receive photos of the adventure. Roundtrip airfare to Orlando is included.
Raffle tickets are still available for purchase for a chance to win the Stallion 51 P-51 Mustang Experience: 1 ticket = $20; 3 tickets = $50; 7 tickets = $100.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.mercyflightse.org/events or clicking here.
Fantasy of Flight “Museum Lite” re-opens on 15 June and run through the end of July. Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
Prices are: Adults: $12.00 plus Sales Tax, Seniors (55+) $10.00 plus Sales Tax and Children (6-12) $8.00 plus Sales Tax.
If visiting, strongly suggest you call ahead to ensure that they will be open tot he public.