Flight Experiences

Give the gift of flight! Now offering flights in a variety of modern and vintage aircraft.
Experience history come to life on an SNJ-5 Texan and Beechcraft T-34 or feel the thrill of modern flight in a Tecnam P2010 and Varga!

Flight Information:

  • Total flight experience is one hour; flight time is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Flight capacity is one person.
  • Age, weight and height requirements vary; please refer to aircraft information below.
  • Maximum height: 79 inches
  • Minimum height: 54 inches
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs.
  • Passengers must be physically able to board and dismount the aircraft safely and without assistance.
  • Plane and pilot availability vary, which can impact flight schedules.

To reserve your flight, please fill out the form below.
Please note: One form is required per passenger. Please book at least two weeks out from current date.

Questions? Contact Flight@WingsMuseum.org today!

Tecnam P2010

Tecnam is an Italian airplane manufacturer founded in 1986, and was the result of the sale of the original airplane manufacturing company, Partenavia to the Italian government. Partenavia was founded by two aviation enthusiast brothers Luigi “Gino” Pascale, and Giovanni “Nino” Pascale in 1950 after some success with their P55 Tornado aircraft which won the Giro di Sicilia race in 1950. The Pascale’s brothers first aircraft, the P48 Astore, was actually built in their garage in Via Tasso in 1948.

The Tecnam P2010 is a four-seat, high wing, single engine light general aviation aircraft combining composite propeller, metal wings and tail plane on a composite fuselage with integrated fin. The aircraft was first shown in public at the 2011 AERO Friedrichshafen airshow and took its first flight in April of 2012. Tecnam sold 30 units at AERO 2011.

Reservation Information:

  • Pricing: $175.00 per flight per passenger
  • Minimum age: 8 years

Aircraft Specifications:

  • Engine: Lycoming IO-390 215 hp
  • Cruise Speed: 147 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 160 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet
  • Length: 26 feet 2 inches
  • Wingspan: 33 feet 10 inches
  • Crew: One
  • Passengers: Up to Three
  • Number Built: Approximately 200 units

Varga 2150A Kachina

Shortly after World War II, William J. Morrisey, a former Douglas Aircraft Company test pilot, formed Morrisey Aviation Inc. He designed and built a two-seat lightplane of wood structure known at the time as the Vorrisey nifty. In 1958, Morrisey introduced an all-metal version with a new powerplant known as the Vorrisey 2150. Ten 2150As were produced before Shinn Engineering Inc. purchased the construction rights to the aircraft. Shinn built 50 units with modifications to improve the design before selling all manufacturing rights to the Varga Aircraft Corporation in 1965.

Varga produced this aircraft under the new name, the Varga 2150A Kachina. The Varga model also introduced a more powerful engine. The Kachina is of a cantilever low-wing monoplane design. The aircraft’s wing includes plain ailerons and two-position trailing-edge flaps. The tail unit is of convectional design, non-retractable tri cycle landing gear. The Kachina was designed for both sporting and training purposes. The aircraft is no longer manufactured.

Reservation Information:

  • Pricing: $145.00 per flight per passenger
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Maximum weight: 200 lbs.
  • Maximum height: 72 inches

Aircraft Specifications:

  • Engine: 150 hp Avco Lycoming O-320-A2C Flat Four
  • Cruise Speed: 148 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 214 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 22,000 feet
  • Length: 21 feet 2 inches
  • Wingspan: 30 feet
  • Crew: One
  • Passengers: One
  • Number Built: 121 units

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

Walter Beech originally developed the T-34 Mentor as the Beechcraft Model 45, a general aviation aircraft after World War II, a period when the US military had an excess of training aircraft.

The aircraft saw use in the late 1940s in Japan, Spain, several South American countries, and Turkey. The US Air Force purchased 450 T-34As with over 1,450 built by companies in other countries such as Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan and FMA of Argentina for local use. In 1954, the US Navy purchased over 420 T-34Bs.

The US Air Force moved away from the T-34 in the late 1950’s switching to the T-37 jet trainer with the US Navy favoring the T-6 Texan II by the mid-1980s. Wings Over the Rockies’ Model T-34A ‘Mentor’ was previously owned and flown by the Lima Lima Airshow Team, hence the LL21 designation on its right wing.

Reservation Information:

  • Pricing: $350 per flight per passenger
  • Minimum age: 12 years

Aircraft Specifications:

  • Engine: Continental O-470, 225 hp
  • Cruise Speed: 165 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 214 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 30,000 feet
  • Length: 28 feet 8 inches
  • Wingspan: 33 feet, 4 inches
  • Crew: One
  • Passengers: One
  • Number Built: Over 2,300 units

North American SNJ-5 Texan

Designed as a transition trainer between basic trainers and first-line tactical aircraft, the SNJ trained several hundred thousand pilots in over 30 different countries over a period of 25 years. North American Aviation built 15,495 planes between 1938 and 1955. Considered a “pilot’s airplane,” it was designed to give the best possible training in all types of tactics, from ground strafing to bombardment and aerial dog fighting.

This SNJ-5 flew with the US Navy from 1943 through 1958 from Naval Air Stations in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and New Jersey. It has been civilian-owned since.

Reservation Information:

  • Pricing: $350 per flight per passenger
  • Minimum age: 12 years

Aircraft Specifications:

  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney Engine Model R-1340-AN-1, 600 hp
  • Cruise Speed: 169 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 204 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 21,500 feet
  • Length: 29 feet
  • Wingspan: 42 feet
  • Crew: One
  • Passengers: One
  • Number Built: Over 2,300 units