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Sat July 20, 2024 Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport - KJVL
Janesville, WI 53546 US

BT-13 Airplane Rides


Purchase BT-13 Airplane Ride Here

$295 per rider

Max 1 rider per ride

*Pistons and Props general admission ticket required in addition to any aircraft ride ticket*

All pilots, whether they were destined for fighters or bombers, had to go through the pilot training process. One of the most important aircraft for developing new pilot skills was the BT-13 Valiant, sometimes known as the "Vibrator" ~ not for what it did to you, but to the windows of buildings when it flew by. A fixed gear aircraft, thousands of pilots learned critical flying skills and then continued on to the advanced trainer.

The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing operates a History Flight program which gives you the opportunity to fly in our Vultee BT-13!


Crew: two, student and instructor
Length: 28 ft 10 in
Wingspan: 42 ft
Height: 11 ft 6 in
Empty Weight: 3,375 lb
Maximum takeoff Weight: 4,496 lb
Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1, 450 hp


Maximum speed: 180 mph
Range: 725 miles
Service ceiling: 21,650 ft
Armament None

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