Frederick Municipal Airport to host vintage warbird event | Bulletin
The Commemorative Air Force Capital Wings is hosting its WWII Warbird Rides Showcase at Frederick Municipal Airport this weekend with a special Father’s Day offer.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, where residents of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania will be able to purchase a warbird ride in one of the three airplanes. ‘time. Participants can choose between the TBM Avenger “Doris Mae”, the L-5 Sentinel “Gayle Ann” or the N25-4 “Stearman” open cockpit coastguard, according to a press release.
“In talking to airport staff, they mentioned that it had been a few years since a warbird had visited Frederick,” CAF Development Officer Cliff Davis said in a prepared statement. “So we look forward to allowing the public to see and hear the aircraft that helped train pilots, conduct forward reconnaissance and lead combat at the gateway to the Axis powers during the Second World War. “
A 20-minute flight experience in the L-5 Sentinel costs $ 99 and a 30-minute flight costs $ 119. Rides in the N2S-4 open cockpit cost $ 189 for the 20-minute flight and $ 269 for the longer flight. These two planes can only take one pilot at a time. The TBM Avenger can take two pilots at a time, with the option to sit either in the “greenhouse” observer seat – located behind the pilot – for $ 899 or on the turret seat for $ 549 .
A special “Potomac River – Point of Rocks” flight has been created especially for this event and will pass the Flying Ace Farm in Loudoun County, Va., The county’s premier agricultural distillery and brewery.
Providing the rides is part of the CAF’s mission to honor the men and women who participated in the process of building, maintaining and piloting vintage aircraft, said Pete Ballard, CAF Capital rides coordinator Wing Warbird Rides, in the press release.
“The Warbird rides are an opportunity for the public to sit in the same seats as our aircraft crew during WWII – the riders will smell the same as they do,” Ballard said.
CAF is a Dallas-based non-profit organization aimed at honoring U.S. military aviation through flights, education, commemoration and exhibits, officials said. It has the largest museum of flying military planes in the world, with 175 vintage military planes and 11,000 across the country.
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