A rare 1940s P-40N Warhawk fighter plane will arrive in Peachtree City, Ga., for instructional flights Feb. 9-11 at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport- Falcon Field. The Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, owned and operated by Warbird Adventures in Kissimmee, Fla., is fully configured for dual-seat, dual-control, much like the original, factory-produced TP-40Ns.
Experienced pilot Thom Richard will offer instructional flights from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 10 and 11. To book a flight for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, call (407) 870-7366 or email Fly@WarbirdAdventures.com. Rates vary based on length of flight, beginning at $990. This aircraft is based upon the remains of P-40N 42-104977, a WWII combat veteran which then-1st Lt. Joel Dixon Thorvaldson flew over New Guinea with the 8th Fighter Squadron’s Blacksheep in the 49th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force.
P-40s are rare enough, but original TP-40s are even more rare. Of the handful of currently airworthy, dual-control P-40s, Warbird Adventure’s is the only one offering dual instruction on a commercial basis to the general public. The aircraft is based at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM). Warbird Adventures is known worldwide for first-class T-6 training they have offered for more than 20 years. They also house the Kissimmee Air Museum, which has a constantly changing collection of various aircraft and aviation-related exhibits. The facility is open to the public Monday through Saturday