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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.
    Duration
    50m
    Inclusions
    • Open cockpit biplane ride
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    +2
    The staff is amazingly friendly, our trip was just on time, Bob is a great pilot departure, ride and landing super smooth... it was just the perfect combo between an amazing sunny SD day and great service. Highly recommended, even if you are a SD native. Makes you appreciate how
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    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!!
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    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! From take-off it felt like the plane was barely
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    +4
    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 that the plane itself was having mechanical
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    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 whole team looked after us very
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    About the operator
    By: Barnstorming Adventures
    47 reviews
    John L
    10
    Amazing Experience
    The staff is amazingly friendly, our trip was just on time, Bob is a great pilot departure, ride and landing super
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    Vance P
    10
    GREAT TRIP!!!
    Everyone from office to pilot were amazing!!! Pilot did a great job of pointing out sights when we were on the
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    Cyndi V
    San Antonio, Texas
    40
    Amazing
    My son and I had an amazing time. The views were breath taking and the staff was very friendly. I only wish I
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    Eddie A
    San Marcos, CA
    1811
    Breathless
    Passengers in front, pilot seated in the back. A lot of trust in a pilot and his plane when you first hear this
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    SusanD383
    Los Angeles, California
    96
    Nervous flier had an AWESOME time!
    I am afraid of heights and flying but I bought this gift for my husband for Christmas last year we finally got
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    Cavloacher
    San Diego, California
    81
    Outstanding treat on Veterans' Day
    Flying open cockpit is a magnificent way to enjoy the day. The experience brought back wonderful memories and
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    LuvToTravel063
    La Palma, California
    613
    Breathtaking!!!
    Had an amazing time! Did the 40 minute ride and it was worth every penny. All the staff were friendly and
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    Lynnsey N
    Seattle, Washington
    165
    A Must-do!
    I can't say enough about how great this company is! I recently booked a tour for a 40 minute bi-plane flight over
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    LobsterBrew
    Las Vegas
    4390
    Worth the money
    This is a great sightseeing trip. Everyone there was professional and the service was great. If you want to see
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    Magz-k-s
    Banning, California
    73
    Gotta try this.
    This was a gift for my husband's birthday. At first he had his doubts, but it was wonderful. I wished we booked
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    PJK2050
    Burnley
    76
    Biplane flight over San Diego
    Two of us took a break from a conference and went on a 30 minute biplane flight from Montgomery Field out to La
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    Bijoux83
    145
    A MUST-do in San Diego!
    We went on a 40-minutes-Biplane flight. It was just awesome! It's at a very good price and absolutely worth it!!!
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    M4RK_H
    Bridgend, Wales
    8851
    Beats a tame helicopter pleasure trip any day!
    Booked a 40 min flight as a surprise for my girlfriend on the strength of all the good reviews on TA. As a bit of
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    Regina F
    Chula Vista
    30
    To be surprised !!!!!!
    This is definately a great place to take a flight. The owner and pilots are awesome. Very informative and
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    jmjesq
    hadley rille
    308165
    Travel air biplane flight was great!
    Professional. Expensive but worth it. Beautiful scenery!, loved it! Well maintained aircraft. Would return!
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