Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sponsored Ride Program

A new initiative to Vintage Wings is the Sponsored Flight Program. This new program allows members of the organization to experience the thrill of flying in a classic warbird. Each flight is sponsored for a fee that helps offset operational cost to run the public charitable organization. To be eligible for the program, passengers must first become members of the organization, sign a waiver and be in good health. A similar program is offered by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum located in Mount Hope, ON.

Last weekend, Dave Hadfield took the P-40 Kittyhawk Hamilton for the Father's Day Flyfest. During that event, we ran the Sponsored Flight Program. The feedback was tremendous and the program, well received. Here is the feedback from one happy rider:

I really want to thank you for the excellent ride in the Vintage Wings P40 Kittyhawk. That's a lifetime experience and memory for me!

I'd like to say thanks to you and all your support group for bringing this treasure back to life and sharing its history, technology and beauty with all those that you can. It is a remarkable feat.

I look forward to meeting you again and also to visiting the Vintage Wings "museum" as well as seeing the museum's aircraft at different shows in the coming years.

Wishing you all clear and sunny days and safety always.


John Park

1 comment:

  1. Dave emailed this response to John:
    Hi John,

    It was a pleasure sharing the Kittyhawk with you. I'd like you to know you were at the head of the line; the first person who has supported this program with me. It was an idea that was germinated about 4 years ago, and I think (from the picture) we can say it was a success!

    Thank you very much for your best wishes. I'd be delighted to arrange a VWoC hangar Tour for you some day. We have events this year on July 04, and Sept 18/19.