Any pilot with a current medical can fly a one hour instructional flight (usually in the front seat) or train toward a jet warbird type rating. We have trained students from all over the world who have qualified to fly as PIC of these powerful aircraft.
If you are a novice pilot or on a budget, you can fly a 35 minute orientation flight in the backseat of any of our jet warbirds. Fly one or all of them!
Complete type rating training and FAA checkride – one location
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About Our Jet Warbirds
The L-29 represents the second step in the Russian training system. Producing 2,000 lbs. of thrust, the Delfin is a simple tandem jet capable of speeds well in excess of 300 knots. The aircraft shares many of the handling characteristics of the Yak-52 and utilizes much of the same instrumentation. The Delfin makes Jet transition easy with a rotation speed of 75 knots. Visibility is excellent, and loop speed entry is 280 knots.
There were 3,500 L-29 aircraft produced, and they were the standard Soviet block trainer for 20 years. The L-29 is still in service in many air forces.
Power loading: 4lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 280 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 3000 ft/min +8/-4 G
Maximum level flight speed: 340 knots
Cruise speed: 250 to 280 knots
|L-39 Albatros (Albatross)|
The most sought-after aircraft on the Jet Warbird Market – far more modern in design than all of the others. The L-39 is a unique blend of Soviet-style simplicity and Czechoslovakian-style Western technology.
An amazingly easy aircraft to fly – with excellent back-up systems. This is the current Russian Trainer. It was also produced as a close air support aircraft.
Weight: 10,500 lbs.
Pressurized and air-conditioned
Anti-lock, anti-skid brakes
Power loading: 3,800 lbs of thrust
Rate of climb, at 10K feet: 4000 ft/min
Cruise speed: 310 to 360 knots
Stall speed: 90 knots
Final approach speed: 120 knots
Best climb: 180 knots
(Shooting Star/Silver Star)
The most classic Jet warbird ever! 400 knots and 5200 lbs of thrust! The aircraft has boosted ailerons, a quick roll rate and excellent aerobatic capabilities. At 15,000 lbs, the T-33 is our largest fighter. This beautiful aircraft is painted in Thunderbird colors and has a wonderful pressurization and air conditioning system.
The single seat version of this aircraft (the P-80) fought the single seat Mig 15 in the world's first jet to jet combat.
Power loading: 2.5lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 350 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 6000 ft/min
Maximum level flight speed: 450 knots
Cruise speed: 350 knots
Fouga CM 170 Twin Engine Jet has boosted ailerons and toe brake steering. Similar in performance to the USAF Cessna T-37, but a bit faster with excellent air conditioning and pressurization. Good single engine performance and an excellent aerobatic aircraft. Good training before stepping up to the T-33. Almost L-39 Performance.
for the type rating
Power loading: 3.5lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 250 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 3500 ft/min
Maximum level flight speed: 340 knots
Cruise speed: 250 to 300 knots
The Mig 15 is a piece of history. It took the world by surprise when it appeared during the Korean War. Faster than the F86, and with a higher service ceiling, the airplane was a wonder of 1946 Soviet technology. It is the third step in the Soviet training system. The aircraft is an example of early swept-wing design and exhibits many of the handling qualities that have since been designed out of newer jets. The transonic aircraft is limited to .94 mach, or about 620 mph. The fuel burn is about 300 gph – and the fun level is very high! Mig 15's were produced from 1946 to 1955. They were manufactured in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and China. More than 10,000 were produced, and some are still in service in third world air forces. At their height, there were 30 countries with the Mig 15 in their inventory. The Mig 15 is not an entry level jet and must be flown carefully. Type rating applicants must have straight wing or swept wing jet time.
Power loading: 1.5lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 380 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 7,500 ft/min +8/-4 G
Maximum level flight speed: 580 knots
Cruise speed: 450 knots