Historic WWII Warbird to Visit Triple Tree, Offer Rides

April 28, 2015 at 9:24 am

Guests at Joe Nall Week 2015 at Triple Tree Aerodrome will have the unique opportunity to experience Triple Tree from the air while riding in a WWII era LT-6 Mosquito. The LT-6 will cap off a week of great radio-controlled (RC) flying and fellowship at Triple Tree in Woodruff, S.C.
For Joe Nall Week, Triple Tree has partnered with The Commemorative Air Force to offer rides in this fabulous vintage aircraft on Sunday, May 17. The airplane will arrive during the week and will be on static display for attendees to admire and ask questions of the crew. On Sunday morning, some lucky Joe Nall attendees are going to get the rides of their lives, finishing their Joe Nall experience by flying over Triple Tree, taking “selfies” and video from this beautiful airplane.

Rides on the CAF aircraft can be purchased for this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Rides are popular with veterans who remember these vintage aircraft, and are equally appreciated by younger aviation fans who have never had an opportunity to experience flight in an historic 70-year-old warplane.

To purchase a ride, go to: http://www.dixiewing.org/491_Triple_Tree_May_Rides.htm.   Rides also may be purchased during the show if slots are available. The rides start at $295 for a 20-minute flight, $395 for a 30-minute flight and $595 for a one-hour experience. No matter the length of the ride, it will be an experience you will never forget. The number of flights is limited, so sign up today. Ground tours of this rare LT-6 also will be conducted for a modest fee, to help cover the cost of restoring and touring the aircraft.
 Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing
The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has more than 13,000 members and operates a fleet of more than 160 World War II aircraft.  www.commemorativeairforce.org
The Commemorative Air Force was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft that were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
The Dixie Wing was approved as the 83rd CAF unit on Feb.28, 1987, and has since displayed its collection of vintage World War II aircraft in numerous air shows throughout the Southeast. The wing is a non-profit, tax-exempt “flying museum” that depends on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission.