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Scenic Biplane Ride

San Diego, CA

Item #: AIR-SDI-0012
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Overview
Climb aboard a meticulously restored 1920's biplane and take a step back in aviation history with this unique sightseeing adventure.
  • Serving southern California since 1994 with over 100,000 delighted passengers
  • Featured in The Travel Channel's "101 Things to Do", L.A. Times, and San Diego Magazine
  • Meticulously restored 1920's open cockpit biplane
  • Magnificent views of the southern California coast
  • Experience the aerial adventure of a lifetime!
Montgomery Field Airport - San Diego, CA
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Year-Round:
Tuesday through Saturday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

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    Essential Information
    • Participants over 6' 6" might feel cramped
    • Flight can be as thrilling or relaxing as you choose
    • Total weight of both participants must be less than 400 pounds
    Duration
    20, 30, or 40 minute options of flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    2 per plane, however, the weight of both participants can't exceed 400 pounds.
    Spectators
    Friends and family are welcome to watch the plane take-off and land. Don't forget a camera!
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear clothing appropriate for expected weather conditions. It is recommended to dress as if you were going for a drive in a convertible.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. They are wiping down all surfaces and implementing one-use pens, and asking that all guests please leave bags in at home as there is no storage for items in the office. Additionally, they are providing gloves to anyone who would like to use them. Our partners kindly request that all guests wear a mask. Participants without masks will not be permitted to fly or enter the facility. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Is it scary?
    The ride will be a gentle, level ride.   One reporter described it as "like a road in a convertible but with a better view."  Some folks have said they are afraid of heights, but no worries... believe it or not so are some of the pilots. Fact is, most people are afraid of edges not heights. In the aircraft you are surrounded by the cockpit and wings and there is none of that "on the edge looking down" sensation at all.
    Is it 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 are no age restrictions, but the combined weight of participants should not be over 400 pounds.
    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, or other concerns.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    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 cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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