Climb aboard our airplanes for a tour of the local sights and experience everything our veterans did on their first flight. This is a non-aerobatic experience of which you will never forget.
The Harvard was the used for advanced training which included air-air combat using a combination of aerobatic manoeuvres. This flight is for you if you want to experience the freedom of 3-dimensions. An exhilarating flight to remember.
You will never fly closer to another airplane. Formation flying was, and still is, one of the building blocks of defence and tactical coordination. This flight is for you if you would like to experience the precision required to maintain separation from other aircraft. This flight is one wingspan away!
My father was a training pilot during the war, flying the Harvard for many hours. In 2020 I wanted my 3 kids to experience a ride in a Harvard, just like their Grandfather did. It was as exciting for me to see their enjoyment of the ride as it was for them to experience it. It is amazing that Yellow Thunder offers this amazing experience in these approximately 80 year old planes and right here in central Alberta. Wonderful.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, minimum age is 12 years old. Also, each passenger must be able to disembark unassisted.
Jeans, shorts, or a dress is appropriate. Full coverage shoes or leather boots would be appropriate. Footwear that allows portions of the feet to be exposed, high heels or are too loose in case of emergency will NOT be appropriate.
Weather is, of course, unpredictable. Your flight is important to us so we will make every effort to reschedule your flight for another time while we are in your community. If rescheduling doesn’t work out, your payment will be refunded.
We most certainly do! They can be purchased here:
All flights are 30 minutes (20 minutes in the air). Of course, this can change due to other airplane traffic and Air Traffic Control.
Yes, you sure can. We recommend bringing your smartphone as there are not many places to put things in the cockpit. You can also purchase footage from GoPro cameras which are affixed to the airplane.
Aircraft separation within Harvard Formation flight will be approximately 20 feet. It looks VERY close!
We will experience up to 4 G’s during the Harvard Aerobatic experience. Other flights are nominal, similar to air liners.