What if the weather is bad the day of my ride?
All rides are subject to favorable weather. If it looks like the ride needs to be rescheduled, we will contact you and agree on a new date and time.
What paperwork will be required for my flight?
The only paperwork is to sign an indemnity form before your flight.
What should I wear?
Your comfort is important for a comfortable ride, however we recommend jeans, socks, and closed-toe shoes (leather shoes are best). Don't forget your sunglasses!
How do I schedule a ride?
Call Planeview Aviation Services, Inc. at 757-647-8127.
When should I arrive for my flight?
If your ride is scheduled at our homebase, Franklin (KFKN), the terminal building is open for your use (bathrooms, refreshments, weather computers, etc). We ask that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled time so that you can receive your ride brief.
Do I actually get to fly?
Yes, you do (if you want to)! We do the takeoff and landing, but the rest can be up to you.
I’m a pilot, can I log this time?
If you are tailwheel endorsed, you can log any time that you are the sole manipulator of the flight controls. If you are not tailwheel endorsed, you must make prior arrangements to consider the flight a training flight (see Services for information on receiving Flight Instruction).
Do I tip my pilot?
Completely up to you.
Are gift certificates available?
Definitely! Click here to purchase them.
Can I upgrade my certificate?
Yes, you can. You can apply your gift certificate toward the cost of any flight you want, or you can increase the amount of your certificate to whatever you wish. Click here for more information.
How long is my flight certificate good?
One year from the date of purchase.
Can I reschedule my flight?
Yes, but restrictions may apply. Rescheduling will be handled on a case-by-case basis and depend upon many factors (such as how many rides are scheduled, if we travel specifically to your location, etc).
How should I prepare for my flight?
You can purchase a copy of the actual T-6 manual for your reading pleasure (click here), but otherwise, just show up and be ready to have fun.
Does the passenger fly in the front or the rear cockpit?
Passenger flights are from the rear seat. In certain circumstances, based on the passenger's previous flight experience, we may offer a front cockpit checkout to a qualified passenger. This will be determined by the pilot. There is an additional $40 fee to ride in the front seat.
How are your aircraft maintained?
Our aircraft are maintained in accordance with FAA-mandated inspections and the aircraft manufacturer's maintenance procedures. All maintenance is performed by FAA-certified and drug-tested Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics.
What is Planeview Aviation's safety record?
Planeview Aviation has never had an accident or incident, and its pilot, Mike, has over 35 years and 12,000 hours accident and incident-free. Planeview has an FAA Letter of Authorization to conduct rides and maintains compliance with the requirements to do so, including aircraft inspections, documentation, and pilot training and proficiency.