Red Baron Thrill Ride for 2
San Diego, CA
Tuesday through Sunday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability
- Travel Channel #1 Pick, serving southern California since 1994, over 100,000 delighted passengers
- Meticulously restored 1920's open cockpit biplane
- Maneuvers such as lazy-eights and wing-overs
- Magnificent views of Del Mar, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Mission Bay and more
Feel the wind in your face as you speed down the runway and lift off into the clear blue sky in a meticulously restored 1920's airplane.
The Earth descends below you and you feel the freedom of the open cockpit in this spectacular flight over the beautiful Southern California countryside.
Fly low and slow over beaches, inland over lakes, golf courses, vineyards and more. Or, make up your own route. You are in constant communication with your pilot. Just let him or her know where you want to go, and you are on your way.
Engage in maneuvers such as lazy-eights and wing-overs and mock bombing runs on enemy tanks cleverly camouflaged as cows
Each flight can be more thrilling than a roller coaster, or as gentle as you like! You tell your pilot what you want.
Enjoy breathtaking views of:
- Del Mar
- La Jolla
- Torrey Pines
- Mission Bay
- Sea World
- San Diego Bay
- and more!
While there is not a height limitation, participants over 6'6" will be a bit cramped.
Gratuity is not included but customary.
60 minutes of flight time.
2 per plane
Allowed, you can watch the plane take off and land.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend dressing as if you were going for a ride in a convertible.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7-14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. All cancellations are subject to a 10% fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
Is this experience safe?
Yes, all the pilots are FAA Certified Commercial Pilots, and most are also Certified Flight Instructors. Many of the pilots are either active-duty military pilots or airline pilots.
Are there any age, size or weight restrictions?
There is no age restrictions, but the combined weight of participants should not be over 400 pounds.
Is it scary?
In the biplane we'll give you a gentle, level ride described by one reporter as "like a ride in a convertible but with a better view" unless you specifically ask for some excitement. Some folks have said they're afraid of heights, but no worries...believe it or not so are a few of our pilots. Fact is, most people are afraid of edges not heights. In our aircraft you're surrounded by the cockpit and wings and there's none of that "on the edge looking down" sensation at all.
Are we limited to flying your standard routes?
With some exceptions, we can go wherever you want in the time you have on your flight. Be sure to tell the pilot what you want even if it's on our standard route. If you want to fly over something/someone they must be within 25 miles of our airport, and you can figure it will take about as long to get there as it would in a car. Keep in mind, our pilot is the ultimate authority on your flight and may need to alter the standard route due to weather, safety, your bathroom habits, or other concerns.
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"From the definition, I understood that it was going to be a "thrilling ride" where there will be some rollercoaster-like excitement, but instead it seemed like a scenic ride. I didn't enjoy it that much. However, my boyfriend (who I got this for) really had a good time. He is really into those types of planes, so that made up for the misleading description of this experience."