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Warbird Rides at Wings Over North Georgia Airshow

Warbird Rides at Wings Over North Georgia Airshow, Oct 21-22, 2017

Warbird Rides

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in these historical WWII airplanes. Experience the thrill of flying with one of the incredible flying experiences available. From a P-51 Mustang flight, to flying in the Hero of the Battle of Midway, the ultra-rare SBD-5 Dauntless. Whatever you fancy you are sure to find a flying experience you’ll love, for a day you’ll never forget.

After you have purchased your ride, please contact the Coordinator Jerry Robinette at

1-833-FLYWARBIRD

or rides@dixiewing.org to schedule your ride.

 

North American P-51 Mustang known as “Red Nose” ( Photo by John Willhoff)

P-51 Mustang

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, North American Aviation’s P-51 Mustang was the first U.S. built fighter airplane to push its nose over Europe after the fall of France. Mustangs met and conquered every German plane from the early Junkers to the sleek, twin-jet Messerschmitt 262s.

The CAF Dixie Wing P-51 was the plane that launched the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force). It was acquired by the founding members of the CAF including Loyd P. Nolen himself. This airplane is not only historically significant, but it is thoroughly engrained in the CAF’s heritage as well. The Dixie Wing was selected to become the new home for the P-51 “Red Nose” by the CAF General Staff in November of 2002. We are very proud to have received such an honor and are doing our best to live up to that distinction.

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Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless

The Northrop Corporation first developed the SBD before World War II. It was first flown in July 1935, but considered obsolete by December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Douglas Aircraft purchased the SBD contract and the SBD-1 was first delivered in late 1940. Over 5,000 aircraft were built and production of the carrier-based scout, dive and torpedo bomber ceased in July 1944.

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