Aircraft Rides

Vintage Aircraft Rides

Peach State AerodromeGuests attending the 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show can experience the aerial action through our Vintage Aircraft rides program!  Guests can purchase a ticket and climb aboard either a Viet Nam era “HUEY” support or the “COBRA” attack helicopters.  These aircraft assets are operated by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation flight teams. 

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of an original DC-3, the airliner that brought both comfort and safety to air travel. This historic airplane was delivered new to American Airlines on February 26, 1937 and is the oldest flying DC-3 in the world.  Or a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in a historical WWII fighter aircraft.  From a P-51 Mustang, to flying in the Hero of the Battle of Midway, the ultra-rare SBD-5 Dauntless.

All riders will enjoy a safe flight experience seeing the scenic Myrtle Beach Atlantic coastline.  Guests can purchase tickets on-site during the daily air show activities.


 UH-1 “HUEY” Helicopter

Warbird Ride in the HUEY helicopterPresented by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, the UH-1 “HUEY” helicopter ride will be a patriotic and inspirational experience! The UH–1 “HUEY” entered U.S. Army service in 1958 with more than 9,440 different aircraft having been procured over thirty five years. The HUEY was the first mass-produced turbine powered helicopter to enter Army service.

This version, the UH–1H, was designed as a troop transport and could carry ten soldiers and a crew of three. The HUEY is widely identified with the Vietnam War and remains in Army National Guard service to date. The HUEY has been a true “work horse” of modern Army Aviation.

Huey Rider Fees
  • General Public -- $85 (6-7 Minutes)
Passenger Qualifications
  • Physically able to care for themselves
  • No health restrictions for flight
  • Minimum age of 5 years old
  • Maximum 5 minors (Ages 5-10 yrs.) per flight
  • Aircraft seat belt must be able to fasten securely
  • Passenger liability release
  • Minors must Accompanied by an Adult

AF-1F “Cobra” Helicopter

Warbird Rides on the COBRA helicopterPresented by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, the AF-1F “Cobra” helicopter ride will be a patriotic and inspirational experience! The AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter was designed at inception as America’s first true attack helicopter. Our aircraft sport proven combat pedigrees and, combined with their gleaming Black and Gold paint scheme, have a striking presence on the ground and in the air.

Cobra Rider Fees
  • All Passengers -- $350 Per Person (6-7 minutes)
  • All Passengers -- $550 Per Person (13-14 minutes)
Passenger Qualifications
  • Physically able to ingress / egress aircraft under own ability without assistance
  • No health restrictions for flight
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Aircraft Seat Belt must be able to fasten securely
  • Passenger liability release

American Airlines “Flagship Detroit” DC-3

Be a part of aviation history!  Celebrate the 80th anniversary of an original DC-3, the airliner that brought both comfort and safety to air travel. This historic airplane was delivered new to American Airlines on February 26, 1937 and is the oldest flying DC-3 in the world.

Presented by the Flagship Detroit Foundation, the Flagship Detroit will be on display at Wings Over North Georgia and flights will be offered to anyone joining the non-profit foundation.  The Annual Membership fee is only $100 (tax-deductible) and includes a 15-20 minute scenic flight.   In addition to your flight during the air show, foundation members are invited to ride on the aircraft for free on a space-available basis during positioning flights as it travels to air shows throughout the country for one year! 

Flights will be available on a limited basis on Friday before the air show weekend and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons following the aerial performance events. Riders will be able to visit the cockpit, chat with the pilots and take photos.

DC-3 Rider Fees (Membership Fee)
  • General Public -- $100 (15-20 Minute Flight)
Passenger Qualifications
  • Physically able to care for themselves
  • No health restrictions for flight
  • Aircraft seat belt must be able to fasten securely
  • Passenger liability release & membership agreement
  • Minors must be accompanied by Adult

For membership and ride information, email AA Captain (Ret.) Tony DeSantis at tonyd767@gmail.com or visit www.FlagshipDetroit.org 


P-51 Mustang and SBD-5 Dauntless

DIXIE WING — Warbird Rides available at Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show.  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.