FLY ACROSS PEARL HARBOR OAHU IN A WARBIRD
Flying is one of the most dreamt about things a person can do. You can take your passion for history and adventure by taking to the skies in a vintage warbird, SNJ-56.
Built in 1944, the T-6 (aka Texan, Harvard, Yale, J-Bird, or Mosquito) was a very versatile plane. It was originally designed as a training aircraft but was put to use as a fighter too.
A flight in this one-of-a-kind aircraft is a must-do for any aviation enthusiast. We can even set up a custom tour so you can visit the aviation museum before or after your flight. Just ask us!
VINTAGE PLANE FLIGHT OVER PEARL HARBOR FEATURES
45 – 60 Minute Flight
Experience what it was like to be a new naval trainee during World War 2. Spend 45 – 60 minutes getting a feel for the aircraft, the sights, smells, and sounds of a vintage aircraft. Be amazed by the scenery over Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. See things how a new cadet would have seen them. Circle the island, and follow the path that the Japanese attackers took when they bombed various military sites across Oahu. This is a fully narrated tour with Pearl Harbor and Ford Island views plus Wheeler, Kaneohe, and Bellows Airfields, which were all sights of attacks during the historic opening to the second World War.
Step Back Into Time With An Authentic Pre-flight Briefing
Prepare to step back in time and immerse yourself in an exhilarating journey through history. As a member of the Aviation Detachment, you'll relive the atmosphere of December 10th, 1941, just days after the devastating Pearl Harbor attack. Before you board your flight, you will undergo a simulated Classified Intelligence Brief, similar to what individuals would have experienced in the pivotal year of 1941. Get ready to embark on a Route-Reconnaissance and Battle Damage Assessment mission, an experience that will transport you to an era of bravery and resilience. This tour brings the past to life and provides a unique perspective on a momentous historical event.
Experience Flying In The Iconic Snj-56 Vintage Aircraft
Get ready for the flight and adventure of a lifetime by flying in a vintage warbird, the SNJ-56. This remarkable aircraft, built in 1944, is also known as the T-6, Texan, Harvard, Yale, J-Bird or Mosquito. Originally designed as a training aircraft, it proved its versatility and resilience by also serving as a fighter. This unique experience is a must-do for aviation enthusiasts or those seeking a thrilling adventure. There is also the option to arrange a custom tour that includes a visit to the aviation museum. Get ready for an exhilarating flight as you take to the skies and soar in this iconic example of aviation history.
WARBIRDS PRIVATE TOUR DETAILS
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Price & Availability
- Special Notes
- Cancellation Policy
2-Seater Vintage Plane Flight
Feel, See, Smell & Hear What Naval Cadets Experienced In 1944
Fly Over Pearl Harbor & Honolulu
See Historic Sites From The Sky
Enjoy A Simulated Classified Mission Briefing & Debriefing
Enjoy A Taste Of A Training Run On A 30 Minute Flight
Get A Full Tour Of Oahu On A 60 Minute Experience
Specialty Tours & Longer Times Available
Take a ride in a vintage plane for 45-60 minutes. This 1944 T-6 WarBird was a trainer, interceptor, fighter, and more. The tour begins with a simulated pre-mission briefing that goes through some of the information a cadet at that time would be privy to. From there, you gear up and get ready for your flight.
For 30 minute tours, the flight path will be kept to South Oahu, with flyovers of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu. You will get a feel for the huge engine that is powering this classic plane.
The 60-minute flight will take you around the island of Oahu, over historic airfields that were bombed by the Japanese, We will take the same route they took so you can really experience what that day was like for those pilots.
Soaring through the skies, reliving one of the most monumentous days in history, is an experience that is both exciting and humbling. It is a must for history lovers and aviation enthusiasts. After you land, you will be treated to a debriefing about your flight and what you saw. You will have plenty of time to ask questions, check out the plane more, and talk to the pilot.
*Parking: Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors’ mobile devices or though an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
Activity & Event Itinerary
This is a flexible tour start as you will drive yourself to the airport and meet the pilot and staff directly. The entire experience takes about 1.5 to 2 hours in total, with flight time clocking in at an average of 30 minutes. Flights only occur during daylight hours.
Price & Availability
This tour is available daily. Please call for last-minute bookings.
This tour takes off from Kalaeloa Airport (AKA John Rodgers Field). Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled flight time.
60 Minute Flight for $1,645
- Due to the nature of this tour and equipment, please make sure you are physically able to participate, being able to fit in the seats and getting in and out unassisted.
- Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
In the event of cancellation or request change to your reservation, please note the following. Tours originating from Oahu, there is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability but must be made 96 hours prior to the original tour day. No refunds issued for any tours within the 96-hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
No stop is guaranteed to be operating on the day of your tour. We have no control of Navy and Army operations which may result in the closure of Ford Island or the boats going to the Arizona Memorial without notice. In the event of this occurring, our guides will make up for it in a variety of ways so your experience is always worthwhile.