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Waterloo Warbirds

Kitchener, Canada
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About Waterloo Warbirds
Waterloo Warbirds is dedicated to honouring men and women who have, and currently, serve Canada at home and abroad, while also inspiring a new generation of aviators by keeping historic jets flying and providing an opportunity to experience the thrill of flight in a classic aircraft. Waterloo Warbirds is one of the only places in the world where you can fly in a real jet fighter!
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Mary D wrote a review Aug. 2020
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This is the way to celebrate an 86th birthday; to experience what my husband spent 49 years doing....FLYING. The Waterloo Warbirds celebrate an important Canadian contribution in the cold war era. I shared that experience from 1952-57 on a Canadian Fighter base in France with my husband. What a great way to see the collection of aircraft involved nearly 69 years ago. Thanks to the WWTeam for a great experience.; Brought two of my 6 daughters along to share the feelings.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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chickandbeast wrote a review Jul. 2020
Southgate, Canada8483 contributions1724 helpful votes
Passed thru Breslau and Saw this funky cool exhibit while daytripping Ontario searching for a travel trailer. The unit I was going to view so close to the airport. Lots of imagination went into this.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DARTHELOHIM wrote a review Sep. 2019
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...!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☀️✌🏼😎👍🏼🚀 WOW!!!...our sincerest thank you to everyone at Waterloo Warbirds who helped make my dad’s dream reality!!!...he had recently heard he may have some not so good health issues he may have to battle with, and he made a bucket list long ago, and his last thing on his list was to fly in a fighter jet, so one of my sisters and her husband suggested we get him a ride in a jet for his birthday, so we all jumped on-board and did what we could to see that he got to go on this super epic most excellent ride in an incredibly awesome jet airplane. We initially tried to get it done during a family reunion we just had in Calgary but due to timing etc it didn’t work out, so my sister and her husband scrambled and didn’t give up and found out about Waterloo Warbirds, and we will be forever grateful that we did, because they went far above and beyond to make this the most amazing experience possible for our beloved dad and grandpa. We live in B.C. and weren’t all able to be there for the experience, but the super awesome people at Waterloo Warbirds kept us posted as things happened and when they landed and my dad has a second to send his thoughts to us, he said this, “I made the most incredible flight of my life. No words for my love for my family for this experience 🌈👍🤓😎”!!!... I could go on about how amazing everyone there was for our dad and grandpa and for us all!!!...once again, our sincerest thanks from our entire family to everyone involved at Waterloo Warbirds for this most amazing experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🚀✌🏼😎👍🏼☀️!!!...
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Date of experience: September 2019
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SteverKW wrote a review Apr. 2017
Region of Waterloo, Canada4 contributions4 helpful votes
I had my first flight in the T-33 Mako Shark a couple of years ago, and since then have also flown in the Vampire jet too. I'll focus this review on the T-33 flight. This is literally the most fun you'll have with your clothes on. I anxiously sat through my video briefing, we had some Q&A with all the passengers and pilots flying that day, and then out to the jet. The pilot let me join him on his walkaround safety checks, the crew strapped me in and did a refresher in-cockpit briefing, and then the pilot came to talk to me with some more reminders, and details of our flight plans for the day. Strapped in and ready to go, I loved how the pilot read through the entire checklist over the intercom and let me follow along as best I could. From there, we started up, took off and the rest was a blur! We did some +4G maneuvers, which was the most incredible feeling I've ever felt, and then some simple passes while he gave me the stick and let me fly a bit (I'm NOT a pilot!). The GoPro footage was great, and at one point while I was flying I definitely saw both his hands in the air, so I was <really> flying a <real> fighter jet! The million cockpit selfies and GoPro video have helped all my flight experiences live on forever, and are pretty sweet bragging rights with friends and family too. I plan on flying in their L-29 and MiG in the coming years too. Passionate and friendly crew, can't forget that! Everyone was full of helpful and friendly information and you could tell they all loved to be there since most were just volunteers.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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David K wrote a review Apr. 2017
Kitchener, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
Had the honour to take a flight in the Mako Shark T-33 and it is one that I won't soon forget. The team at Waterloo Warbirds goes above the call of duty to make you fee comfortable as you strap into this iconic Cold War jet! The Mako is by far one of the most beautiful jets flying in Canada and I'm so lucky that it calls The Region of Waterloo Airport home. The GoPro footage from my flight was a great memento that captured the entire flight. It captured everything from my face as I was pressed into my seat feeling 4 G's or the ground rushing by during the run into the runway for the "Top Gun" style tower pass and finally the grin as I was handed control of this truly amazing machine for the chance to fly the Mako myself! I can't recommend this experience enough for anyone passionate about aviation, flying or the adventure seeker in your life. It would make a great birthday or fathers day gift!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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