5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  20 - 60 minutes

Fun seekers, this biplane air tour is for you! One or two passengers sit in the front cockpit of a beautiful 1920's biplane, while the pilot flies from the rear cockpit. This is aviation like it used to be. Fly low and slow over beaches, downtown San Diego and Coronado, and inland San Diego County, or make up your own route!

Highlights

  • Biplane ride in San Diego
  • Fly low and slow over beaches, downtown San Diego and Coronado, and inland San Diego County
  • Each flight can be more thrilling than a roller-coaster or as gentle as you like
  • One or two passengers sit in the front cockpit while the pilot flies from the rear cockpit

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What You Can Expect

Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride

Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride

Each flight can be more thrilling than a roller-coaster or as gentle as you like...you decide! Book for 2 and bring a friend along and share the fun. Choose from among five tour options (see 'Itinerary' below). Don't miss out on this amazing experience! The best part? No pilot's license required! If you haven't flown an open cockpit biplane you haven't flown.

One of the biplanes, NC3242, was originally built in May of 1927, the same month that Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic and it was used to carry airmail. The other, NC674H, was built in November of 1929, right before the 1930 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." It was owned by a detective agency in Chicago that used it to transport a gangster-sniffing bloodhound. The third biplane, NC4418, was added two the fleet last year. It has been totally restored. It looks like it just came off the showroom floor!

Please note: If you would like a separate plane for each person, please make individual bookings for each party. Any 2 passengers on the same booking will share a plane.

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Itinerary

20 minute Barnstormer Flight - Perfect for a little something extra - see all the great sites of San Diego from the cockpit of a Biplane!

30 minute Del Mar Run - A swell 30 minute flight down the coast to the famous Del Mar Fair Grounds and in over Rancho Santa Fe estates.

40 minute Torrey Tour - Spectacular views along the beach from Carlsbad to Torrey Pines. A superb 40 minute trip back in time. Real flying, flying like it used to be...low and slow so you can see the sights.

50 minute Surf's Up Beach Flight - See the entire coast from Oceanside to Pacific Beach on this 50 minute coastal flight past Del Mar and La Jolla to Mission Bay, then back over the movie star's estates in Rancho Santa Fe. On week-ends book two aircraft and 4 can fly together in formation for extra fun!

60 minute La Jolla Coaster - This hour-long flight includes breathtaking views of Del Mar, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Mission Bay, Sea World, San Diego Bay, Coronado, and Point Loma. Includes Lake Hodges, Rancho Santa Fe estates, and the natural beauty of inland hillsides and lakes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This was an amazing tour. I would do this tour again, the people were friendly and the pilot was great.

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