Take Flight 2018-05-21T14:37:20+00:00
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Discover the wonder of aviation by taking flight in aircraft spanning the decades. Each plane has a unique history with a tremendous impact on aviation history.

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Ford Tri-Motor

Thursday: 2PM – Dusk
Friday – Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Ticket Price: $70 pre-booked, $75 walk-up
Preorder tickets here

Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight. All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing aviation. The Tri-Motor tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor’s stories. To learn more about the Ford Tri-Motor, please visit the EAA’s official site.

Young Eagles Flights

Young Eagles

Pre-Register Friday: 7PM – 9PM
Saturday: 9AM – Noon

Free for ages 8 – 17
Pre-register for rides here

Give your young aspiring aviators the experience of a lifetime – their first airplane ride. Experienced local pilots will give free rides in general aviation planes to kids ages 8 to 17 at the Young Eagles Flight Rally to help introduce young people to aviation. A parent or guardian must provide signed permission before the flights. After the flight, the child will receive a certificate and be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook”. To learn more about the Young Eagles, please visit their official site.

American barnstormers

American Barnstormers

Friday: 11AM – Dusk
Saturday: All Day

Ticket Price: $80

“Scooter” returns to barnstorming each spring in his 4-passenger 1929 New Standard D25. With thousands of hours in vintage aircraft, Ted Davis is sought out by aircraft owners from all across the globe to restore and test-fly their valuable planes. But don’t let his laid-back Midwestern charm fool you because behind those brilliant blue eyes lies a modern day “Air Devil.” To learn more, please visit their official site.

Jet Air Cessna

Jet Air

Friday: 6 – 9PM

Ticket Price: $25

As dusk begins to settle and transforms into night, watch the sunset from the sky. Jet Air is offering rides in their 3-passengar Cessna over the Iowa City area for a wonderful view of the city. To learn more about Jet Air, please visit their official site.


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