• July



WWII Warbirds Fly Over Richmond – July 9 & 10

Warbird Rides available on 4 vintage aircraft • Static displays and attractions for the whole family

[Culpeper, VA, June 23, 2022] The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), in conjunction with the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation (DAMF), will bring a Warbird Showcase to the Richmond area on Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10 at the Hanover County Municipal Airport, Ashland, VA. The event is open from 10 AM to 4 PM each day with no parking or entrance fees. Warbirds scheduled to appear include a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, the B-25 Panchito, Stinson L-5 Sentinel, and Boeing PT-17 Stearman bi-plane. The public will have the opportunity to purchase warbird rides in all the aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew them.

Advance ticketing for any warbird is available online at https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/. Flight seats not sold in advance will be available for sale on-site at the Warbird Showcase. Ride prices start at just $50 for an “Inflation Buster” experience in the Stinson L-5 offering the passenger a quick flight around the airport. Early booking is recommended as WWII Warbird rides typically sell out quickly.

There will be attractions for the entire family at the Warbird Showcase. On static display will be two unique aircraft: the world’s only flying Fuji LM-1 and a Christian Eagle sport bi-plane. In addition, a number of 1930s-era Ford Model A cars will be on display. The Capital Wing will  have a B-26 machine gun turret on-site (yes, the kids can climb inside it) as well as its “PX” (Post eXchange) trailer selling warbird-related aviation-themed items. A food truck will be on site both days.

Ever wanted to walk on the wing of an airplane? Or see what the cockpit of a WWII torpedo bomber looks like? You can do both at the Warbird Showcase. The Capital Wing will set up its one-of-a-kind “Wing Walk” on its General Motors TBM Avenger torpedo bomber. For a $2 per person donation to the non-profit Capital Wing, anyone can walk on the wing of the largest single-engine bomber of WWII, look in the cockpit, and take a photo with one of the most unique aircraft ever to fly with the US Navy and Marines.

The Capital Wing and Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation are both non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and are staffed entirely by volunteers. For more information, please contact CapitalWingRides@gmail.com or info@delawareaviationmuseum.org.

Note: One media flight in either the Fuji LM-1 or Eagle bi-plane or PT-17 Stearman MAY be available Saturday morning July 9. If interested, please contact Pete Ballard at CapitalWingRides@gmail.com

Credit: Virginia Eagles Spring 2022 Newsletter

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