• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD $ 219.00 View price calendar

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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. Thanks to 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.


  • 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

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

deann m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

A fun surprise for my best friends birthday. I wanted something different and unique and this was it. Beautiful view of the coast line of San Diego, La Jolla, Torrey Pines and Del Mar. Whether you are from San Diego or just visiting this is well worth it. The staff and pilot were extremely friendly and took photos for us. Would recommend to all.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Bonnie was more than accommodating to us. She made sure am our needs were met and it was a true pleasure. George the pilot was informative and genuine. How many chances does one get to fly in a 1927 bi-plane.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Absolutely amazing. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would recommend to anyone

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful experience soaring over San Diego and along the coast. Our pilot, John, was awesome. The plane was comfortable and the weather was perfect. Bonnie, the coordinator, was a sweetheart to take some nice photos of us.
Great way to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary.
We would do this again in a heartbeat!!

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Fantastic experience - flying the way it should be!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The biplane tour was incredible! They were all very kind and helpful, and the flight itself was magical. Without a doubt, one of my best experiences. My boyfriend and I did the 40 minute flight and it was the perfect amount of time; our pilot even threw in some fancy flying maneuvers.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Did this as a gift for my boyfriend on his birthday and he really loved it. Bonnie and John, our pilot, took care of us and made sure we had a great time. A bucket list experience for sure!

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

El vuelo sobre San Diego esta increíble! Es muy hermoso ver la ciudad desde arriba y volar en este tipo de aviones que son muy antiguos. Gracias por la oportunidad de volar y ver la ciudad al mismo tiempo!

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Was the most great experience we had in San Diego. The pilot who drive and the lady there was very kind we us.
Worst each dollar we paid.
Thank you so much for this great ride.

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!

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