This story has been updated to correct an error about the airshow.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Airforce (CAF) will be offering Stearman bi-plane rides at several West Virginia airports over the next several weeks, including in Bridgeport.
On Friday, Sept. 8, bi-plane rides will be offered at the North Central West Virginia Airport from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets to ride the Boeing PT-17 Stearman can be ordered in advance at this link and cost $315 for the 30-minute premier experience. Although remaining tickets will be available to purchase day-of, it is recommended that you preorder your ticket; riders must be at least 12 years old, meet the weight requirements and sign a waiver form, according to the terms and conditions. For an additional $25, riders can also get a flight certificate.
For the second time this summer, the bi-plane rides are also being offered in Martinsburg on Aug. 19 and the weekend of Aug. 26 and 27 before and after the airshow, the CAF release said. Those who buy a bi-plane ride for Aug. 26 or 27 will get VIP parking and will be flown from the same “hot ramp” as the airshow planes. Over the weekend, three flights will be held starting at 9 a.m. and two more flights will be held at 5 and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets to West Virginia’s Greatest Airshow at the Martinsburg Airport will also be available, which is held on Aug. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days.
For more information, visit the CAF website.