PT-19

If you’ve never taken a flight in an open cockpit plane, I highly recommend you try it!

This is our PT-19 trainer out at the CAF Southern California Wing in Camarillo.

Boarding is a little bit different than on Southwest or United – just climb up onto the wing, stay on the black strip, flip a leg over, and settle in.

In the back seat you’ll have that stick moving around and the rudder pedals moving back and forth as the pilot flies the plane. Try not to hit those unless you’re flying the plane. Those other knobs and levers are for fuel and throttle and flaps – don’t touch any of them, either. Just enjoy the view!

It’s not super fast – top speed is barely 100 mph. It’s still a joy to fly in.

If you want to fly and you’re in SoCal, get in touch with us once the COVID thing is over. (We’re all grounded right now.) We can make that happen!

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4 responses to “PT-19

  1. Do you get to wear a genuine flying helmet and googles ensemble? Would love that!

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    • YES! Sort of. A couple of our radio headsets are built into old, leather helmets a la Snoopy vs The Red Baron. I haven’t seen anyone flying with a long scarf trailing into the slipstream – yet.

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  2. wcroth55

    Freudian typo: “Try to to hit those …” should probably “Try NOT to hit those…” 🙂

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