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Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Montgomery Field, San Diego
    Departure Time
    Flights are available from Tuesday-Saturday 12pm to 5pm year round. You must call the local operator to schedule your departure time. Your booking is not confirmed until then.
    • Open cockpit biplane ride
    • Gratuities customary
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Some dexterity is required for boarding the aircraft
    • Maximum of 2 people per plane
    • 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
    • Maximum weight for all passengers combined is 400-430 lbs (180 kgs/28.5 stone)
    • Important: your reservation is not confirmed until you call to reconfirm your details with the local operator. Contact details are provided on your prepaid voucher
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    Everyone from office to pilot were amazing!!! Pilot did a great job of pointing out sights when we were on the flight. I will defiantly do this again!!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Vance P
    Reviewed 8 September 2016

    Passengers in front, pilot seated in the back. A lot of trust in a pilot and his plane when you first hear this engine start. It is NOT the sound you're used to hearing..but oh well, we came for a thrill, and thrill we received!...More

    Date of experience: July 2016
    3  Thank Eddie A
    Reviewed 29 September 2014

    I can't say enough about how great this company is! I recently booked a tour for a 40 minute bi-plane flight over San Diego. After renting a car and driving to the facility, I was more than crushed to find out once I got there...More

    Date of experience: September 2014
    2  Thank Lynnsey N
    Reviewed 8 May 2014

    Two of us took a break from a conference and went on a 30 minute biplane flight from Montgomery Field out to La Jolla, past mission beach and back. The views are fantastic and the whole experience, thanks to pilot Pete, was truly memorable. The...More

    Date of experience: April 2014
    1  Thank Peter K
    Reviewed 22 May 2012

    My Wife purchased a 50 min biplane ride to fly over san diego, It was a wonderful surprise and the most amazing experience. I would definately recommend this to any couples that need to get away for a bit. Great staff and extraordinary customer service....More

    Date of experience: May 2012
    Thank bxrkris
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