This unique tour takes you back in time to get an up close view of a World War II pilot training mission, last seen over 70 years ago. You will fly over the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and see the giant bombing targets bladed into the desert. They resemble bull’s eyes or alien crop circles.
The targets were part a former training program essential to helping America win World War II. In 1942, twenty-four targets were built in the desert to train bombardier pilots on the top secret Norden Bombsight navigational equipment. Seven of the targets were built in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. Each target consists of four concentric rings, the outermost being 1000 feet in diameter.
*Note: Passengers will need to be at the airport 30 minutes prior to flight!
Meeting Location: Las Cruces Airport, 8990 Zia Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Date & Time: September 10th & 25th, from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Participant Limit: Maximum (3) per flight, depending on weight, approximately (42) people per day
Age Range: 5+
What You Need to Bring: Identification | Camera | Sunglasses
What’s Provided: Drinks/Light Snacks
Cost: Starting @ $149 (approximately 30 minute flight)
- Meet at the Las Cruces Airport
- Enjoy coffee and light snacks
- Present other event and tour opportunities
- Review all release information
- Load passengers into helicopter
- Fly to tourist destination
- Return and unload passengers from helicopter