Warbirds Adventures historic planes landing at Greenville Downtown Aiport

The aviation event featuring WWII-era planes lands at GMU Sat., Oct. 29 + Sun., Oct 30.

Historic WWII planes from Warbird Adventures located in Ninety Six South Carolina

Sky-high history | Photos via Greenville Downtown Airport by Robert Hoover + Mike Killian Photography

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s your chance to witness aviation history right here in Greenville, just ahead of November, aka National Aviation History Month.

Warbird Adventures, a vintage aircraft flight school, is landing at the community corridor of the Greenville Downtown Airport (at GMU’s South Ramp, featuring Runway Cafe + Runway Park) for its aviation event on Sat., Oct. 29 + Sun., Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Free to the public, this event showcases historic WWII planes up close and fly-ins from other historic + unique planes (like the S.C. Army National Guard Lakota and CH47 Chinook helicopters).

What types of planes will be on site?

You won’t see new fighter jets off the line from Greenville’s Lockheed Martin, but rather historic models like:

✈️ Curtiss P-40 Warhawk — the third most-produced American fighter in WWII.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk | Photo by Robert Hoover via Greenville Downtown Airport

✈️ T-6 Texan — trained 100,000+ pilots in 34 different countries over 25 years.

T-6 Texans

T-6 Texan | Photo by Robert Hoover via Greenville Downtown Airport

✈️ PBY-5 Catalina Watercraft Patrol Bomber — used for anti-submarine warfare, escorting convoys, search and rescue missions, and more.

PBY-5 Catalina Watercraft Patrol Bomber

PBY-5 Catalina Watercraft Patrol Bomber| Photo via Greenville Downtown Airport by Mike Killian Photography

For a fee, you can take a ride in one of the planes. Pro tip: Make sure to keep an eye (and an ear) out for the Warbirds as they arrive at GMU head of the weekend Thurs., Oct. 27 + Fri., Oct. 28

See more event details, like parking info + other activities to expect.