It's true that there is plenty to see at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend.
But just wait until you see it from the air!


This June you have the rare opportunity to fly in one or more of the most famous and successful aircraft of World War II.  Don't wait too long to decide, though.   Seats will fill quickly and some may sell out prior to the show, so make your reservations early.  He who hesitates gets grounded!

Listen to a high-flying tune while you decide!

For prices, schedules, and all the details, click on the aircraft of your choice.

Please note, all ride reservations made for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday must purchase an advance admission ticket when scheduling the ride.  This is to streamline entry at the gate.

 




 

FLY ABOARD THE PLANES THAT TURNED CADETS INTO PILOTS...

 

U.S. NAVY PRIMARY TRAINER
BOEING STEARMAN N2S-1 "KAYDET"
 

BOEING STEARMAN N2S-1 "KAYDET"
MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM

Choose the excitement of open-cockpit flying in the famous Boeing Stearman N2S-1"Kaydet", designated by the Army as the PT-17, a plane that was the first taste of military aviation for 60,000 pilots in all branches of the U.S. military services during the war.  Over 10,000 of the type were built and it was the best known of all the primary trainers, as well as the most stable and maneuverable. 

You'll have a fantastic view from the front seat with the wind blowing through your hair!  The show special price is a $50 discount over regular MAAM Ride Weekend prices.

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U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS PRIMARY TRAINER
FAIRCHILD PT-19 "CORNELL" 

FAIRCHILD PT-19 "CORNELL"
MICHAEL KUHNERT

Back again this year, yet another legendary primary trainer, the Fairchild PT-19 "Cornell", joins the ride fleet.  The trim little open-cockpit monoplane was designed for the USAAC as a more up-to-date, modern primary trainer with higher landing speeds and more responsive handling.  It was used by the USAAF, RAF, and RCAF.  Inexpensive, simple to maintain, and virtually vice-free, the PT-19 truly lived up to its nickname - the "Cradle of Heroes."

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U.S. NAVY ADVANCED TRAINER
NORTH AMERICAN SNJ-4B "TEXAN"
 

NORTH AMERICAN SNJ-4 "TEXAN"
MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM

Perhaps you would prefer the powerful SNJ-4B "Texan", designated the AT-6 by the Army, and "Harvard" in the UK and the British Commonwealth.  This plane was often the last step in flight training - a plane so powerful and nimble that it was actually used by many countries as a fighter and bomber! It is equipped with  .30 caliber machine guns and bomb racks, for the purpose.  A Mexican T-6 actually sank a German U-Boat!

The show special price is a $50 discount over regular MAAM Ride Weekend prices.

PRICES - DETAILS

 

 


 


...OR, IF YOU WANT SOMETHING A BIT MORE AGGRESSIVE...

 

TAKE THE GUNNER'S SEAT ON THE HERO OF GUADALCANAL, CORAL SEA & MIDWAY -
DOUGLAS SBD-5 "DAUNTLESS"

THE DOUGLAS SBD-5 DAUNTLESS
DIXIE WING - COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

Though considered obsolete on that "Day of Infamy" in the skies over Pearl Harbor, the SBD was the first American combat aircraft to shoot down a Japanese Zero fighter. The Douglas dive bomber may have been slow, but it was deadly, as that Japanese pilot found out that day. 

In fact, the SBD was the most destructive air weapon of the U.S. Navy, sinking over 300,000 tons of enemy ships.  Eighteen were warships, including four aircraft carriers sunk in the battle of Midway.

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CLIMB ABOARD AND STRAP INTO THE LAST OF ITS KIND
CURTISS-WRIGHT SB2C-5 "HELLDIVER"

THE CURTISS-WRIGHT SB2C-5 "HELLDIVER"
WEST TEXAS WING
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

The first production SB2C-1 flew on 30 June 1942, and SB2Cs first flew into combat in the campaign for Rabaul in November 1943.  By the next year the SB2C had replaced the SBD Dauntless as the Navy's first line dive bomber.

The "Big-Tailed Beast," as its not-always-affectionate crewmen called it, eventually proved to be a formidable and highly versatile weapon. It delivered bombs and depth charges with pinpoint accuracy and could strafe with cannon, rocket and machine gun fire.

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SADDLE UP ABOARD THE  LEGENDARY MOUNT OF FIGHTER ACES -
P-51D MUSTANG

P-51D MUSTANG "RED NOSE"
DIXIE WING
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

The incomparable North American P-51D Mustang is a plane that needs no introduction .  This meticulously restored fighter, known as "Red Nose" , was the first aircraft in the Commemorative Air Force's fleet, purchased in 1957.  The Dixie Wing of the CAF, based at Peachtree, Georgia, was given the honor of maintaining and flying this gorgeous and historically significant airplane. 

You can experience the glory of flight in the "Cadillac of the Skies" and thrill to the roar and of its incomparable Rolls Royce Merlin engine. 

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FLY ABOARD THE "SWEETHEART OF THE FORCES"  -
B-25J MITCHELL

B-25J MITCHELL "PANCHITO"
DELAWARE AVIATION MUSEUM

The B-25 became the most widely used medium bomber of WWII because of its adaptability and durability.  It flew a great variety of missions in all climates against all enemies and is one of the most widely recognized bombers of that era.  It flew the first high profile mission of the war, Jimmy Doolittle's daring daylight raid on Tokyo on April 18, 1942.    The B-25 was in service for the entire war and served in all theaters of the War.  Feel the power.  Experience what it was like for a combat aircrew that took to the skies in WWII.  The original "Panchito" served with the 396th Bomb Squadron, 41st Bomb Group, 7th Air Force on Okinawa in 1945.

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JOIN THE CREW OF THE HIGH AND MIGHTY -
B-17G  FLYING FORTRESS

B-17G FLYING FORTRESS "YANKEE LADY"
YANKEE AIR MUSEUM

The Yankee Air Museum's majestic B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" may be your gal!   This award winning bomber is the finest example of this type of aircraft still flying in the world today. The Boeing B-17, nicknamed the “Flying Fortress”, was a long range heavy bomber that was given the task of destroying enemy war facilities through precision strategic bombardment.

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JOIN THE CREW  ABOARD THE WEAPON THAT ENDED THE WAR-
B-29  SUPERFORTRESS
 

B-29 SUPERFORTRESS "FIFI"
B-29/B-24 SQUADRON

COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

Imagine it's 1944 and you are crawling up into the huge fuselage of the state of the art B-29  heavy bomber. You are one of a 15 man flight crew, young, far from home, climbing to altitude at 30 degrees below zero, flying missions in the fight to defeat tyranny and defend freedom. Hear the rumble and roar of the engines. Honor the men and women of that era who rallied when America called.  FIFI, the only flying B-29 in the world is just off a four year restoration.  

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RESERVATIONS WILL NOT  BE TAKEN BY THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM.

Reservations will be taken by Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron, only.

 



 




PHOTO CREDIT: DARIUSZ JEZEWSKI, DEN PASCOE, RICHARD SEAMAN, CHARLES TRAINOR, GARY WOLF