How would you like to fly the quintessential World War II Warbird down the beautiful San Diego coast? 

Give the gift of flight to a loved one. Air Group One's beautiful SNJ-5 is available for Warbird Rides to thrill those you know who love the sound and feel of old WWII radial engines!  

You can fly in Air Group One's beautifully restored and maintained SNJ-5 “Sassy” in the skies over the most scenic areas of San Diego. In addition to being a memorable adventure for you, a memorable ride in “Sassy” makes a great gift of flight for a husband, wife, father, or other loved one in your life. Gift Certificates are available! Bring a camera and capture memorable photo opportunities of San Diego!

Air Group One is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

WWII Aircraft rides are the perfect gift for: 

  • an aviation enthusiast
  • Employee Rewards for a Corporation
  • a former pilot or veteran
  • Military History buff
  • thrill seeker
  • a gift that someone will always remember
  • a bucket list
  • a pilot that wants something unique and exceptional. 
  • a Gift certificate that a person can use at their best opportunity. 
  • Someone that wants a tax write-off opportunity that is exciting! 
  • PHOTOGRAPHERs (call 619-871-8061 for special opportunities)

Discounts on Corporate bulk purchases available

Call Alton at 858-242-2782


To Fly a Warbird at FlyDays!    

Choose the Around the Patch Ride!!


SNJ-5 Flight Packages

Purchase below or call now (858) 242-2782

Tell us what you want! Minimum age for any rider is 12 with parental consent

Gift Certificates are available!

Members, Volunteers, & Employees


Receive a $50 discount on Bucket List, Bay Tour or Combat Maneuvers

Use discount code  - ussmidway

Midway ID will be required at time of ride.


Any questions, or for scheduling, please call Air Group One's Fly A Warbird coordinator

at (858) 242-2782

"Sassy" SNJ-5 rides are for one person, who sits in the cockpit behind the pilot. The flight time is from take-off to touchdown and can vary depending on flight package chosen and weather conditions.


My thanks to “Boots” for a very enjoyable ride on “Sassy’ on Aug 1, 2014 My wife’s family and mine treated me to the ride and it was more than I expected. Maybe if there is a next time I could try one of the other planes. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.
— Bill M.
My dad had the best lifetime experience imaginable!  Thank you for allowing all of us to participate - he loved it and Alton is a wonderful and patient man - my dad felt free and a live!

Thank you Alton, we hope we did not make you late for your “real” job!
— Jonda C.
I downloaded the edited video. Thank you guys SO much! You all did such an amazingly professional job throughout the entire process. The video looks fantastic. The experience has been unforgettable (even more unforgettable with the video). Your video editor did a really stellar job and managed to piece together the best moments of the flight. This was the flight of a lifetime - something that I’ll never forget. I’ll always appreciate the opportunity that your team gave me on my 50th birthday. I wish you all the greatest success at keeping these kinds of classic airplanes in such a wonderful running condition.

Thank you!


P.S. - I’ve shown the video to a number of friends. The comments that I’ve gotten back include:
    — “I want to watch the whole movie, not just the trailer for it. What’s the title?”
    — “I’m feeling woozy just watching the video. I would have barfed.”
    — “I want to try that!!!”
— John

All Passengers must sign a Hold Harmless form prior to the flight.

The Bay Tour

Cruise the historic San Diego coastline and La Jolla Cove with the top down on this tour of San Diego. You'll also see Downtown San Diego, Petco Park, the USS Midway, Lindbergh Field, and Coronado island. You'll also receive for free, a "Sassy" SNJ-5 Flight Certificate. Flight time = ~45 minutes


USS Midway Special Discounted Price - $445


The Bucket List

You've wanted to do it and now you can. Take a spin around San Diego in this warbird with the top down. Flight time = ~30 minutes



USS Midway Special Discounted Price - $325


Combat Maneuvers

Do you feel the need to experience some G's? ... G-Force that is. Fly WWII combat maneuvers in the eastern hills over beautiful San Diego. Do you have what it takes?

You'll also receive for free a "Sassy" SNJ-5 Flight Certificate. Flight time = ~45 minutes


USS Midway Special Discounted Price - $525


Around the Patch

Air Group One Special Events only - Reserve your seat in advance now!

A quick hop around historic Gillespie Field. Great for kids and the young at heart alike!

Around the Patch Special Event (FlyDays or other) Reserve Now!


Best Tour in San Diego - Fly in a vintage WWII airplane

Carli Leavitt

American history and breathtaking San Diego views with a side of adrenaline - That's what you get with the "Fly a Warbird" tour from Air Group One in San Diego. And, you can feel good about spending a little money on this awesome San Diego flight because all proceeds go to charity! I was lucky enough to experience flying in the beautiful SNJ-5 WWII Warbird named "Sassy" and it was something I'll never forget.

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