Learn to Fly a T-6 Warbird

Salem, IL

Item #: AIR-STL-0010
From: $500
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Learn to fly a vintage T-6 Warbird over Lake Carlyle and experience the thrill of a lifetime!

  • The FAA Certified Flight Instructor has over 10,000 hours of flying experience and has flown over 18,000 passengers
  • Enjoy a bird's eye view of Lake Carlyle from the "pilot-in-command" seat
  • This lesson will leave you smiling from ear to ear and wanting to feel the excitement of flying again and again!

Salem-Leckrone Airport - Salem, IL

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Essential Information
  • Participants cannot be taller than 6'5" or weigh more than 275 pounds
  • Participants must be over the age of 18
  • Valid government issued ID is required
Duration depends on the flight option selected. For the 30 minute flight, plan on being at the airport for approximately 60 minutes. For the 60 minute flight plan on being at the airport for approximately 90 minutes.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The Learn to Fly a T-6 Warbird is for 1 student.
Spectators are welcome to stand next to the plane when it is not running, take photos, and watch the experience from the ground.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please dress for the weather of the day. It is recommended to bring an extra jacket.

Our partners kindly request that all participants who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area to reschedule your experience. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Where will I sit in the plane?
During this flying experience, you'll be in the pilot-in-command seat, which is located in the front of the plane. You'll get a taste of what it's like to be a fighter pilot and assist with the lowering and raising of the landing gear. 
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a valid from of identification such as a passport or driver's license.
Are there any retrictions?
All participants must be at least 18 years old, no more than 6'5" tall and weigh less than 275 pounds.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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