The world’s largest gathering of warbird owners, operators, maintainers and suppliers will soon meet at the 20th Anniversary National Warbird Operator Conference. The schedule of activities is getting busier day-by-day, and NWOC expect it to be their biggest convention to date. The host city, Dallas, TX, features two major airline hubs for easy transportation, a central location for better access, and a world-class convention hotel. NWOC planners have announced an extension of the Marriott $129.00 per day Room Block rate, as well as the regular, $400.00 NWOC attendance fee through January 31, 2014. Please take advantage of this opportunity and make your reservations before January 31, 2014!
NWOC has announced that Friday’s Guest Speaker will be James Brown III, Chief of Flight Operations at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Projects, aka “The Skunk Works”. James is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School and has spent much of his flight career testing a variety of aircraft including the A-7, F-15, F-117, F-22 Raptor, and some that are still classified. His approach to test flying is systematic and professional, and at NWOC he will be sharing experiences and best practices for that first flight after an annual inspection. James is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has logged over 8,800 flight hours in 129 different models of aircraft and is the world’s highest time Stealth Fighter pilot.
As an additional bonus, the locally situated Cavanaugh Flight Museum will roll out the red carpet Feb 20-23, 2014 for conference attendees.Following Saturday’s NWOC presentations at around 14:30, NWOC participants will have the opportunity to book flights in a number of different Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and Cavanaugh Flight Museum (CFM) aircraft. The following vintage aircraft are available:
- Consolidated B-24 Liberator
- North American T-6 Texan
- Douglas AD-5/A1-E Skyraider
- Bell OH-13 Sioux
- Travel Air 4000
Seats in Diamond Lil are limited and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event of less than nine (9) sales or IFR weather conditions, the flight will be cancelled and monies refunded. The price is $349 and you must be physically able to climb a ladder to get in the plane.
Register and pay online HERE.
To schedule rides in the Texan, Skyraider, Sioux or Travel Air, contact the Cavanaugh Flight Museum at 972-380-8800 x100 for pricing and availability.