Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride

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Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride information and booking

20 - 60 minutes
Departs from
Montgomery Field, San Diego
Time of departure
Flights are available from 11am to sunset depending on the season. You must call the local operator to schedule your departure time. Your booking is not confirmed until then.
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Tour description provided by Viator

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!

Each flight can be more thrilling than a roller-coaster or as gentle as 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.

What's included

  • Open cockpit biplane ride

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off