CAF Rocky Mountain Wing - Cub and TBM Rides

The CAF Rocky Mountain Wing is offering rides in our historic WWII Aircraft June 6 & 7 at the Smiling Aviation facility at the Delta CO Airport Blake Field). Ride in the Front Seat of our 1946 Piper J3 Cub (Navy Designation NE-1 "Grasshopper)! at the Delta Airport.

Help us keep our historic WWII Aircraft flying, and our WWII Aviation Heritage Museum and educational outreach programs operating by buying a ticket online at 970tix.com to ride, for the Atlantic Aviation facility at the Montrose CO Airport June 6 and 7 2019. The J3 Cub is the smallest airplane built for WWII. Originally intended for use as a Primary Trainer, it was also used as an artillery spotter, intelligence gatherer, and liaison vehicle. More innovative uses include deployments on Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers with makeshift "runways," and even smaller Destroyer Escorts where they were equipped with a hook, and launched and retrieved on a wire strung between two poles! One Cub equipped with Bazookas wired on the wing struts is credited with at least one enemy tank kill!

Nearly every WWII pilot wannabe started with 4 hours of dual instruction in the Cub. If they couldn't satisfy their instructors that they had the right stuff, they were handed a rifle and a pair of boots, and congratulated on their graduation into the Infantry. About 75% of the wannabes ended up with boots and rifles.

See if you have the right stuff at the Montrose CO Airport! Seats are limited, so book your Living History Flight Experience today. A donation of only $100 will let you check this item off your bucket list. You’ll leave with a smile and a story that will last a lifetime! Tickets at 970.com

If a ride in a historically significant airplane is on your bucket list, you can check it off right here at the Montrose Regional Airport. The TBM, designed by Grumman and manufactured by General Motors (!) turned the tide of the War in the Pacific, taking out thousands of tons of enemy shipping. While our TBM isn’t a combat veteran, it has a few claims to fame that are hard to beat.

  • It flew Anti Submarine Warfare missions for the Royal Navy.
  • It led a multiplane flyover at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation jubilee.
  • It appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • It is one of only seven Aircraft deemed worthy of listing on the National Register of Historic Places, one of only two that still fly regularly.

Seats are limited, so book your 45-minute Living History Flight Experience today. A donation of only $750 will let you check this big item off your bucket list. You’ll leave with a smile and a story that will last a lifetime!

*Participants must be 13 or older and able to enter the aircraft unassisted and under their own power. Handicapped access is not provided for this event.

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