Warbirds Over Washington
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Experience the excitement of flying in a vintage warbird. Thanks
to a new partnership with the Historic Flight Foundation near Seattle,
Washington, Incredible Adventures is now able to offer a multi-day
flying adventure featuring three classic aircraft:
- the F7F-3 Tigercat
- the B-25 Mitchell
- the T-6 Texan
The Foundation's Grumman Tigercat is one of only six still
flying today. Originally built to be a combat carrier plane, the
F7F-3 flunked its carrier tests and was used instead for photo reconnaissance
and other low-level missions. Once retired from military service,
the Bad Kitty took on a new career as a fire fighter. Fly
in the Tigercat and you'll land purring with happiness.
Grumpy, the Foundation's B-25 Bomber, spent time amazing
crowds in the UK before arriving at Paine Field in 2008. Early versions
of the B-25 started flying in 1938, back when the average cost of
a new house was $3900 and a loaf of bread was 9 cents. Made famous
by a guy named Jimmy Doolittle and his band of Raiders, the B-25
was once the most widely used mid-range bomber. Now, the B-25 is
an airshow favorite.
The North American T-6 once served in more than 55 air forces
worldwide. The single engine advanced trainer saw action in World
War II but is best known as a pilot maker, having been used to train
fighter pilots in 34 different countries. The loud roar of a T-6
is enough to send you flying back in time.
This incredible adventure includes just about everything....from
pick-up at the airport to hotel accommodations.
Call Incredible Adventures
today and schedule a journey back in time.
|A Sample Itinerary
|Thursday: Arrive at Seattle/Tacoma Airport and
meet your driver, who will escort you to your waterfront room
at Silver Cloud Inn. The evening is yours to relax along the
Puget Sound and rest-up for the start of your two-day flying
Friday: After breakfast at the Inn, the hotel shuttle will
deliver you to Paine Field, home to the Historic Flight Foundation
and the perfectly restored aircraft you will fly. After an
orientation and safety briefing, you'll climb inside the magnificent
B-25 Bomber known as "Grumpy" for a flight back in time. You're
welcome to bring along a spouse, friend or family member to
share the B-25 Mitchell experience.
After lunch with the Historic Flight Foundation team, it's
time to experience the T-6 Texan. With the help of your expert
pilot, you'll design the perfect flight plan for you. Choose
to perform simple aerobatics or head out over the Cascade
Mountains or San Juan Islands.
When you're ready to return to the Silver Cloud Inn, a quick
call to the front desk gets you a ride back
|Saturday: We saved the best for last.
After breakfast at the Inn, it's time to meet "Bad Kitty". The
Museum's F7F- 3 Tigercat is an incredible twin-engine flying
machine and one of only six Tigercats still flying today. Your
day concludes when you've finished touring the Museum and Restoration
Sunday: We highly recommend you schedule your return flight
for late afternoon or early evening, so Sunday morning can
be used for flying in the event of bad weather on Friday or
Your Warbirds Over Washington Adventure includes private
transportation back to Seattle/Tacoma Airport for your flight
Price: $10,500 US
Your Warbirds Over Washington Adventure Includes: One B-25 flight,
One T-6 flight, One F7F-3 flight, three nights deluxe waterfront
lodging in Mukilteo, private airport transfers, Historic Flight
Foundation membership, tickets to the Boeing Plant / Future of Flight
Aviation Center and some meals. There is no extra charge to "split"
the package with a friend. Ask us for details if you're interested.