air shows that offer warbird rides. A large crowd will improve our chances of there
being enough like minded individuals who are willing to pay for a ride.
Although an air show may advertise the attendance of a particular
airplane, we also check with the airplane operator. Either give them
a call or check via their web site tour stop schedule. Sometimes
they will just be making
an "appearance" at an air show and we want
to be sure that they intend to be selling rides.
We are very reliant on web site
information. We are also mindful of how difficult it can be sometimes
to keep one up to
date. Its worth a phone call before setting out to travel any
distance, just to be sure.
We seek tour stops at airport's that also feature an air museum that
we feel is worth a visit. That way we get the maximum value
out of our trip. Two treats instead of one !
Have patience when things don't go as planned.
An unforeseen problem with an engine may need fixing before you can fly. That 8 a.m. early morning flight might not
happen until 5 p.m. Or it may even be postponed until the next day.
So have time to spare and have a plan of how to while that "extra" time
You might find this hard to believe, but the weather has adversely effected more than 50%
of our summer time warbird rides.
Yes it's happened ! Picture the scene, no rain for 4 months and then just minutes before the
ride, a thunderstorm scoots over the horizon and drops an inch of rain in 30 minutes.
If the warbird won't come to us, then sometimes, we need to think about travelling to a
convenient tour stop.
Perhaps the tour stop is too far away to go by road, so what about
scheduled airline flights ?
So if we're travelling away from home, can we find accommodation
that's within our budget for this trip ?
We have found details that meet many of our travel needs on these web sites ..... www.airnav.com and
And finally ! Fulfilling our dreams is not going to be cheap ~ have a plan and start saving !