Should or Should'nt' I

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  1. trackend

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    I need your opinions guys.
    Classic Wings based at Duxford are offering a short flight in a Harvard
    My question is this at £379 for 20mins or £499 for 30mins with a waggle of the stick thrown in it's not cheap. Do you think I should say sod the expense and do it anyway or are there better deals and experiences available elsewhere.
     
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    I say go for the 379 one. That way you can concentrate on the entire experience instead of paying attention to the controls.

    That's my .02
     
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    Actually knowing what it costs to fly an aircraft in the UK that sounds about right. I don't know if there are similar opportunites like that available in your neck of the woods but I'd look into other warbird rides and compare.

    For a comparison, my brother in law paid for a T-28 ride - about a half hour cost him $250.00 us. His flight also involved a formation flight with several other aircraft.
     
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    Thats really good value Joe and I have a soft spot for the T28 where abouts was that because my wife and I have plans for a US visit next year and with any luck and I may be able to do crafty diversion.
     
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    I paid $100.00 for a flight in a T-6 but this was also back in 1995 and was at an airshow and lasted 20 minutes.
     
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    That was at an airshow by San Diego which ironically is being held this weekend. If you get out on the west coast I could probably get you a ride in a T-28, L-29 or Jet Provost. The jets will be more expensive than the T-28. Also keep in mind the T-28 ride will be a bit more as this was several years ago. I think here you'll pay about half of what you will n the UK. Here's a photo of my brother in law in the T-28 closest to the camera...
     

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    Nice! He got to fly with Skyraider Bob, his daughter Dana (desert camo T-28) ans the Martlett too. Swweet!
     
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    Too expensive. Just watch and listen. Take a short vacation with the wifey and stay at a hotel.
     
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    Do it Trackie! You only live once mate.
     
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    Yes do it!
    Im thinking of asking for my 21st present for a flight in a mustang. I assume it will still be available in 3 years but its $750aus for 30 minutes. Like wildcat said you only live once.
     
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