Take A Ride

Feel the need for some real speed? Purchase a ride in a WWII Warbird!

The California Capital Airshow in partnership with the Southern California Commemorative Air Force (SoCal CAF) and Arizona Commemorative Air Force (AZCAF) have brought three priceless Warbirds to Mather Airport for a one-of-a-kind experience! You have the rare opportunity to purchase a ride in a P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan and/or B-17 Sentimental Journey during Airshow weekend. This unique in-the-air experience allows you to sit in the seats our veteran’s sat in, see and feel what they encountered. Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime ride — It is a definite must for your bucket list. Seats sell fast and often sell out! Prices go up at the airport!

Multiple rides in each aircraft are available on September 21-23, 2018. Book your seat online and SAVE!

P-51 Mustang

$1,995 online NOW  /  $2,095 on-site

A chance of a lifetime to take flight in one of the most important aircraft in all of aviation history. If there ever was a ‘bucket list item’ this is it. Simply stated, this 30 minute experience you will never forget. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. Riders must be at least 12 years old, under 300 pounds, in good health and able to climb a ladder.


SNJ T-6 Texan

$495 online NOW  /  $540 on-site

Find out just why they call the Texan the “Pilot Maker”. During this 30 minute experience, the Pilot will allow you to take a hold of the controls during your ride and you will then discover just what an important part of aviation history this renowned trainer took. The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. Riders must be at least 12 years old, under 300 pounds, in good health and able to climb a ladder. 


‘Sentimental Journey’ B-17 Flying Fortress

$425-$850 based on the seat selected

Take a bucket-list ride in a fully restored WWII heavy bomber Flying Fortress. In wartime it was a heavy bomber bristling with armament.In the Pacific theater, they earned a deadly reputation with the Japanese and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings.They served in almost every theater of World War II. AZCAF’s Sentimental Journey is one of eight B-17Gs around the world still flying today and was built in November, 1944. Passengers must be 12 years of age or older. Passengers must be able to climb into aircraft: Radio room/Waist gunner seats require climbing a 3-step ladder; Bombardier/Navigator seats require climbing 6-step ladder. There is a minimum number of passengers required to fly this aircraft.