Take a flight back in time in a fully-rebuilt Curtis P-40N-5 “Kittyhawk”. No pilot’s license is required to schedule a trip to back to 1943 in a World War II legend.
In another life, our San Francisco-area P-40 was assigned to the Pacific Theater in World War II. The combat fighter was flown by Captain Ray Melikian of the 7th Fighter Squadron, a Fresno native who took down three Japanese Zeros. After the war, the P-40 spent time in a junkyard in Australia before eventually making its way to the US, where North Bay Aisonomar Museum Chief Pilot Chris Prevost spent nine years carefully rebuilding and restoring the warbird to mint condition. Now based in the heart of California’s wine country, the fighter is one of few P-40 Warhawks still flying today. It has a full cockpit added for a passenger and is capable of flying more than 350 mph and performing the same fighting maneuvers that conquered enemy aircraft long ago.
Flights take off from the North Bay Air Museum at Sonoma Valley Airport (sometimes known as “Schellville”). The private airport is about four miles north of the town of Sonoma, CA and is a little over an hour’s drive from San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan and Biplane flights are also available at Sonoma Valley Airport. Consider adding additional flights to your Sonoma flying adventure.
60 minute flight: $2999 plus applicable fuel surcharge paid on day of flight*
45 minute flight: $2499 plus applicable fuel surcharge paid on day of flight*
30 minute flight: $1999 plus applicable fuel surcharge paid on day of flight*
*Fuel surcharges currently range from $52 - $85 and are subject to change.
By Appointment Only
April to October: Thursday – Sunday
November to March: Saturday, Sunday
Who Can Fly?
You should be in reasonably good health and must be 48” or taller to fly. A release of liability must be signed before being permitted to fly.
Are Photos & Video Available?
We do not provide photos or video but you are welcome to bring your own camera, as long as it has a wrist strap. For safety reasons, no phones or cameras of any kind are permitted in the aircraft unless secured with a strap.