Rides


The Highland Lakes Squadron offers three historic World War II aircraft for public flights.  Approximately 20 minutes.  Rides available most second Saturdays of the month.  Please contact us to schedule.


Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Bluebonnet Belle"


The Douglas C-47 Skytrain is an airliner/transport. It is perfect for taking the extended family or business group.
  • Minimum 6 passengers @ $150 charitable donation per passenger.* 20% Discount on rides purchased for Veterans. Age 5 and up (parent or guardian must ride with children under 12). 
  • Special rates available for large groups up to 13 passengers.
*Charitable Donations cover costs and expenses. 
 

North American AT-6/SNJ Texan


For the most adventurous, this plane was used to train fighter pilots during World War II.
  • 1 passenger- Ages 12 and up.
  • $295 charitable donation*. 20% Discount on rides purchased for Veterans.
*Charitable Donations cover costs and expenses.

L-17 Navion


The L-17 Navion was a small military liaison aircraft. It is the perfect size for a couple's or small family's first flight.
  •  1 – 3 Passengers,  age 5 and up (parent or guardian must ride with child under 12)
  • $75 per passenger charitable donation*. 20% Discount on rides purchased for Veterans.
*Charitable Donations cover costs and expenses.



Fairchild PT-19  (Currently Under Restoration- Rides Not Available)


The Fairchild PT-19 is an open cockpit, 2 seater.  Feel the wind in you hair! (Currently under restoration)
  • 1 passenger- Ages 12 and up.
  • $150 charitable donation*
*Charitable Donations cover costs and expenses.



Airworthiness, Safety and Funding

In the CAF, safety is our primary concern. Although built in the 1940s these aircraft are maintained and certified to current Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) standards and crewed by FAA licensed and CAF approved pilots. 

Minor passengers (Ages 5-17) : A parent's signature is required before the flight. A CAF member signature is required as witness with that CAF member witness staying on ground during flight.

*75% of your airplane ride donation is tax deductible.