If you’re at least 10 years old, you can experience open cockpit flying when Waldo Wright’s Flying Service visits the Aviation Museum of Kentucky to offer rides, beginning Tuesday.
The open cockpit bi-wing Stearman PT-17 will be available for paid flights through Sunday. “PT” is for primary trainer, and a number of pilots, from naval aviators to U.S. Army Air Corps and Tuskegee Airmen, developed their skills in the Stearman. As a training plane, there is a cockpit for the instructor and one for the student.
Cost is $175 for 15 minutes or $250 for a 30-minute flight, along with applicable taxes. Pilots must be age 10 or older and be at least 5 feet tall. Flight operations may be affected by weather. Admission to the museum is separate from any flying charges.
To reserve a flight, go to Waldowrights.com. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is at 4029 Airport Road, adjacent to Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.