Join Maj. Dave Sandige, USAF Ret. in his personal vintage-era Wag Aero Cub for a 30-minute scenic flight around your home, work, or favorite Humboldt beach. Imagine the luck you could have to observe a whale migration from above!
Learn how to preflight the airplane before climbing in the two-seater behind the pilot. Receive the basic instruction needed to grab the stick and fly the plane yourself under his guidance.
Dave is an FAA-certified instructor pilot at Murray Field and has been flying for over 30 years. He takes children on their first-ever flights every year with the Young Eagles organization . He is Vice President of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and has been a guest speaker at several Vintage Aviation meetings.
He is currently a Contract Pilot for a well-known California Winery, flying the Falcon 900 and Falcon 50 Corporate jets. If interested, Pilot Dave will answer any of your questions about his 21-year Air Force Career flying A-10s and U-2 reconnaissance planes.
You'll be in capable hands during this once-in-a-lifetime flight. Bid for a child interested in flying, for someone who has never before flown in a small airplane, or for yourself!
Airplane is hangared at the Arcata/Eureka airport in McKinleyville, CA. Winner will receive a card with the pilot's contact information and a mutually agreed upon date and time will be scheduled. Because this is a small airplane, flying date is subject to current weather conditions and cannot be reserved far in advance.
Don't forget your camera!
Note: Though the "Valued Price" covers the gas and maintenance cost to fly the plane, few people outside family get to fly in this plane, so the experience is truly "priceless."