Flying Experiences

Learn to Fly a Warbird Airplane

Topping, VA

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Topping, VA

Take a step back in time and discover the awe of flying an open-cockpit, WWII era plane during this amazing Learn to Fly experience!

  • Man the controls of a historic 1943 Fairchild PT-19 open-cockpit aircraft
  • Get expert guidance from FAA certified flight instructors skilled at flying warbirds
  • Experience 45 minutes of hands-on lesson with ground school plus 1 hour of flight instruction
  • Admire gorgeous aerial views as you fly over the Western Chesapeake Bay
  • Fly a meticulously restored WWII training aircraft, one of 98 left flying in the world!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

April through January:
Daily - 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Must be at least 15 years old to participate
  • Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person
  • Cloth helmet with headset is included
  • Signed photo and t-shirt are included
This experience lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with 1 hour total of flight time, and can be spread out over multiple sessions.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience is for 1 participant per flight.
Spectators are free to watch from the premises, however there is no outdoor seating available.
Weather Dependent
This experience is dependent on weather. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing (e.g., light clothing on hot days, warm jackets on cold ones).
Is there a weight limit?

Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person.

Are there any age restrictions?

Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Is this experience handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, this experience is not handicap accessible.

What type of airplane will we be flying in?

You’ll be flying in a 1943 Fairchild PT-19 aircraft, open cockpit, fully restored, former U.S. Army Air Corps machine. It’s one of 98 PT-19s flying worldwide today!

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 confirmation email, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed at least 72 hours in advance. Once you are within 72 hours of the booked date, all bookings are final and no cancellations are allowed. Reschedules are allowed up to two times. Once you have rescheduled twice, it will be considered a final reservation. In the event that the experience is canceled by the experience provider due to inclement weather or maintenance issues to the aircraft, you may reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider. Failure to appear on the booked date, or reschedule within 72 hours will result in the loss of the value of the experience. 


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