"Liberty Belle" stops in Dallas again

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  1. RabidAlien

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    Wish I had the dough and could be in Dallas.


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    Never been up in one myself (lack of dough), but its an amazing experience to just be standing there as she taxi's by.
     
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    Rides can be expensive! At the WWII Reading show this weekend the cost were:

    T-6 Trainer: $175
    B-17: $450
    B-25: $450
    SBD Dauntless: $1095
    P-51D: $1195

    My pre-wife thinks I'm nuts because I would IMMEDIATELY shell out the dough if I had the bucks! :)
     
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    I got to see the Liberty Belle in Oklahoma City a few days before it got to Dallas, then on my way home from a San Antonio trip, I stopped at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and got to see her again. Beautiful aircraft! The mechanics were doing some engine maintainence and so I got to crawl all around the aircraft taking pics. The museum is probably the best aircraft museum I have seen in this part of the United States. They also have their B-24 "the guys let me inside it" and will be getting the B-29 Fifi here in another month or so. They also have many other airworthy warbirds and some great static aircraft! I highly recommend this museum, especially after the dissappointment of so many others! Keith
     
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    I've been lucky to have flown on Liberty Belle, Panchito and a few times in a T-6G (I could never afford to ride otherwise).
     
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    Hi Chris,
    just wondering- how long is the flight with T-6? I friend of mine paid 300 for me and it was some 30 minutes long flight.
     
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    All of the flights that I know of around here are all 30 minutes, give or take a few.

    Here is the pricing for rides at Cavanaugh

    T-13 Stearman $195*
    AT-6 Texan $275*
    T-28 Trojan $550*
    AD-5 / A1-E Skyraider "Right Seat" $1,500*
    Bell 47 / OH-13 Sioux $125*
    B-24 Liberator $450
    B-29 Super Fortress $995 for front riders, $595 rear riders

    The * means you get a 10% discount for being a vet. I'm not sure if that applies to the B-24 and B-29.
     
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    Roman, I think the times were the same - 15-30 minutes.
     
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    Thank you Chris,
    strange that thereĀ“s such a difference in pricing the same plane 175 vs 300 bucks...
     
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    I would definitely burn $1200 to get on a P-51.
     
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    There was a time when I would have been able to do that but not any more.
    Relegated to watching them fly and wondering what it would be like to be up in one now.


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    Of all the things that I miss from Dallas, Cavanaugh has to be near the top. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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    That would be awesome!
     
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