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Soar above the skies of San Diego in style as you enjoy a 20- to 60-minute aerial tour in a vintage 1920s-era biplane. Pick from a range of different flight paths for your ride, allowing you to view San Diego sights like its gorgeous coastline, bustling downtown or glitzy Coronado Island. Thanks the biplane’s unique design, you (and up to one companion) ride up front, enjoying unobstructed views while your expert pilot handles the flying and navigation from the back seat. Customize your flight by adding some thrilling rolls and stunt turns, or keep things mellow and just enjoy the view.


  • Biplane ride in San Diego
  • Fly over beaches, downtown San Diego, Coronado and inland San Diego County
  • Each flight can be more thrilling than a roller-coaster or totally tranquil
  • One or two passengers sit in the front cockpit while the pilot operates the plane from the rear cockpit
  • Choose from five different itineraries of varying lengths

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What You Can Expect

Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego

Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride

Take a memorable biplane ride above the beautiful sights of San Diego aboard this 1920s vintage plane. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or simply looking for novel way to experience the city, this aerial ride is sure to lift your spirits.

Begin your aerial adventure by arriving at the city’s Montgomery Field any time during the tour’s normal operating hours. Pick a time, flight itinerary and trip length that best suits your schedule and interests. Then climb aboard your open-cockpit biplane to begin your ride.

As many as two guests can sit in the front cockpit, while your pilot sits in the back, handling all the flying and navigating. The planes used for your trip also have interesting stories to tell. One was originally built in 1927, the same year that aviator Charles Lindbergh took to the skies to cross the Atlantic, and was designed to carry air mail. Another plane, built in 1929, was owned by Chicago private investigation firm that used it to transport a crime-sniffing bloodhound. The third biplane has been lovingly restored to near-mint condition, appearing almost like it just came off the factory floor.

Your ride lasts between 20 and 60 minutes, with a variety of itinerary options on offer. You might choose to fly down the San Diego coast, fly over Carlsbad and Torrey Pines, check out fabulous La Jolla, see downtown or admire landmarks like Sea World, San Diego Bay or Coronado Island. For a full list of flight options, check out the Itinerary details below. At the end of your ride, land back at Montgomery Field to finish your trip.

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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Customer Reviews

Tiffanny T N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I surprised my boyfriend w this trip and he absolutely loved it. We arrived late but Bonnie was super kind and accommodating. Our pilot Peter was hilarious and made the entire trip even better. The views were incredible and the open cockpit was an experience like never before. 10/10 would go again!

Les W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was great!

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip and very interesting learning about the area. Amazing views from the air.

Very friendly company and would recommend to anyone.

Dorothy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My grandson and I really enjoyed our bi-plane adventure! He was thrilled it was a surprise! and therefore, so was I! We travel every year together, and I always plan a big surprise for him, This one was his favorite so far, he told me yesterday! Thanks so much for making it happen for the two of us!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Friendly staff excellent experience well worth it

Ann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing views, got some great pictures and a once in a lifetime story to tell!

Z-Anita Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The weather was terrible that day. They know the next day I Am flying back . So they make sure I have the tour and make me happy :) amazing experience

Diana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was perfect. Bonnie is so helpful on the phone and at the desk. And the flight was too much fun. I'm so glad we did the 40 minute flight, anything less would have been too short.

Noemie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience highly recommended.

Cynthia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

wonderful experience, beautiful flight and great people. we loved it! thanks so much!

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