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Dallas, Texas

Aviation Discovery Fest

Dallas Executive Airport

October 4 - 6, 2024
Dates & Times:

Friday, October 4, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 flies at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • B-24 cockpit tours all day.

  • B-29 cockpit tours available after noon.

  • P-51, PT-13, T-34, & T-6 available for rides all day.
     

Saturday, October 5, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 flies at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • B-24 cockpit tours all day

  • B-29 cockpit tours available after noon.

  • P-51, PT-13, T-34, & T-6 available for rides all day.

Sunday, October 6, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 flies at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • B-24 cockpit tours all day.

  • B-29 cockpit tours available after noon.

  • P-51, PT-13, T-34, & T-6 available for rides all day.

Please note that attending aircraft subject to change due to weather or maintenance.

Event Cost:


NOTE:  All riders must purchase a separate Admission ticket to the Aviation Discovery Fest event. 

Additional event information can be found here.
​Event Location:

National Aviation Education Center

Dallas Executive Airport

5657 Mariner Dr.

Dallas, Texas 75237

Attending Aircraft:
B-29 Superfortress FIFI

The most advanced bomber of World War II, FIFI is the World's Most Famous, Flying, B-29. Book a flight in this iconic bomber that was designed to fly higher and faster than enemy fighters and brought an end to the war.

B-29 Ride Times:

Friday:       9:00 a.m.  

                    10:30 a.m.  

Saturday:  9:00 a.m.  

                    10:30 a.m.  

Sunday:     9:00 a.m.  

                    10:30 a.m.  

B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil
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Climb Aboard the Legendary B-24 Bomber. Over 18,000 Liberators were Built and Today Only Two Remain. Book a Flight That will Truly Take You Back in Time.

B-24 Ride Times:

Static Display only with cockpit tours available.

The B-24, Diamond Lil, Has 10 Available Seats for Purchase.  You are Not Buying a Particular Seat.   Once Airborne, You May Get Up and Move Around the Aircraft. Each Rider Will Get the Chance to Experience All the Available Compartments. This Includes the Flight Deck Where You Will See the Pilot Positions and Climb All the Way Back to the Tail Gunner Position.

P-51 Mustang Gunfighter

Take a ride in the best fighter of WWII.  Surely a "Bucket List" item the P-51 was the premiere fighter of all theaters. Go-Fast, pull G's, and enjoy the stallion of the US Army Air Corps.  

P-51 Ride Times:

Friday - Sunday:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Boeing Stearman
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Experience the thrill and joy of an open cockpit biplane. The PT-13 trained more crews than any other aircraft during WWII.  The Stearman is a great experience.  

PT-13 Ride Times:

Friday:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday- Sunday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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T-6 Texan 

Fly in the legendary trainer of World War II. Our aviators were taught how to fly in the same type of trainer. This is a true warbird ride that will take you back 50 plus years.

T-6 Ride Times:

Friday:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

Saturday- Sunday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

T-34 Mentor
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Fly in a former Air Force primary trainer.  Property of the Air Force from 1954 to 1970, it is one of the few T-34's still flying with the original 225 HP engine.

T-34 Ride Times:

Friday - Sunday:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

C-45 Expediter 'Bucket of Bolts'

The C-45 was used during World War II as a multi-engine trainer. It was also used for light cargo transport and general transportation duties, most often as VIP transport.  

C-45 Ride Times:

Friday-Sunday:

On demand throughout the day

Seat prices start at just $150

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