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P-51 Mustang WarbirdBremgarten, Germany
1,999.00 €–2,750.00 €
You can fly the P-51 Mustang Ride in South Germany, over “Schwarzwald” (black forest). This wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg is the only place in central Europe where it is possible to fly this exciting warbird. You can enjoy this attractive flight scenery from a former NATO airbase, about 50km from the Swiss-German border. The whole experience includes 20 or 30 minutes real flight time and will take around 3 hours in total.
You and your family and friends get to know your P-51 Mustang Warbird before your pilot explains the aircraft and answer all your questions. Next is the briefing and discussion of the flight program. Usually it consists of Aerobatics and includes a special such as a simulated attack of a nearby radio antenna pole. Included in the package is also a photo session, flight equipment, preparations, a flight certificate and a debriefing drink with your pilot.
About this Flight
The P-51 Mustang “Lucky Lady” is a beautiful flying Warbird legend. Her pilot Ernest Edward Bankey Jr. flew the Lucky Lady in the Battle of the Bulge (which is also known as the Ardennes Offensive or the Von Rundstedt Offensive respectively). Ernest Bankey Jr earned many awards and decorations, he is credited with 9.5 air-to-air kills and ended his career in the rank of a colonel. Bankey was also an “Ace in a Day”, as he shot down 5 German fighters and helped another over the former German capital Bonn in a single sortie in his P-51 Mustang.
The North American P-51 Mustang
The legendary P-51 Mustang Warbird was a long-range fighter and fighter-bomber aircraft with US origin, developed and produced by North American Aviation. At the time when the Mustang entered service, allied bombers of the daylight missions were taking very heavy losses each day from Luftwaffe pilots, almost all beyond the escort range. Up to 60 bomber losses per day endangered the Allied forces strategic bomber campaign which aimed at crippling the German capabilities over time to allow ground troops to stop the advancing German Wehrmacht. Until a long-range escort fighter could stay with the Allied bombers deep into enemy territory, heavy losses would go on. The newly developed P-51 Mustang was the best choice, the allied bomber crews nicknamed them “our little friends.”
Hermann Göring, commander of the German Luftwaffe was quoted as saying “When I saw Mustangs over Berlin, I knew the jig was up. The Mustang played a very important role not only in WWII but was also the UN main fighter in the Korean War that followed soon. The Mustang even remained important after the first fighter jet, the F-86 Sabre, took over the main fighter role. It was then used as fighter-bomber.
From the manufactured 15000 Mustangs, about 175 survived. The last Air Forces stopped to use the P-51 Mustang as late as 1984. The Mustang is probably the most recognized and well-known WWII Warbird, along with the Supermarine Spitfire.
With its superb flying characteristics, the Mustang is an incredible Warbird to fly. With a maximum speed of 437 mph or 703 km/h and up to 1,670 hp from its Rolls Royce Merlin engine the Mustang is very powerful for a WWII Warbird. For this reason, it is also a popular aircraft for air races.
Your P-51 Mustang Flight
The P-51 Mustang Ride takes place over South Germany, over “Schwarzwald” (black forest), a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg. You will start your flight over this attractive flight scenery from a former NATO airbase, about 50km from the Swiss-German border. You can choose between a 20min and 30 min package, both real flight time. The whole experience will take around 3 hours. First you and your family and friends will get to know your P-51 Mustang Warbird. Your pilot will explain the aircraft and answer all your questions. Then you’ll move on with the briefing and discuss the flight program. Usually it consists of Aerobatics and includes a special, for example a simulated attack of a nearby radio antenna pole. Included in the package is also a photo session, flight equipment, preparations, a nice certificate and a debriefing drink with your pilot.
Where does this take off from?
Top 5 Reasons for this Flight
This is the most legendary, most admired and most saught-after warbird ride you can get, hands down. Pure WW2/Korea-War nostalgia, paired with a spot-on airplane and an experienced pilot. It hardly can get any better.
The Mustang is the standard for warbirds and symbolizes the air power of the 1950’s like no other fighter.
The Mustang is actually almost as fast as a jet, thanks to its 1’720 HP liquid-cooled V-12 engine.
All in all, the crew will devote 4-5 hours to this event and ensure you can get the maximum out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The airfield is easily accessible, so also your friends and family can accompany you and take pics in and around the Mustang.
It goes without saying that aerobatics are possible in this beast.
Flight Characteristics (Edge of Space)
To decrease the risk of bad weather, we recommend to take this flight between April and October.
30 Minutes is the recommended flight time.
Absolutely! Your friends and family are invited to share the joy and get their part of this unique experience. To keep distortion to a minimum, the maximum group size is 4 (can be increased upon request)
Before and after the flight, you’re allowed to take as many videos and photos as you wish. During the flight, the in-flight cameras can be used to create a video. If you’re interested in an in-flight video, ensure to purchase it along with your flight order (at the time of completing your purchase, the system will recommend the video to you)
From arrival to the airfield until departure, you can expcet 4-5h.
Beautiful and speedy WWII Warbird – flown by a nice and professional pilot, Chris. He spent a lot of time introducing me to the aircraft and explaining everything. After the wonderful flight over Black Forrest we had a photo session in front of the Mustang, then he invited me for a drink. Unforgettable impressions.Herbert Salzburg, Austria
The North American Mustang
703 km/h (437 mph)
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20 minutes, 30 minutes