Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride In San Diego

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 50 Mins
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  • 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.
  • Departure Details :
    3750 John J Montgomery Dr, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a thrilling ride over San diego in a classic 1920s open cockpit biplane. Choose from a variety of itineraries covering the sparkling coastline, downtown San diego or Coronado. While you and up to one companion enjoy unobstructed views from the front cockpit, your expert pilot flies the plane from the rear cockpit. This is an ideal way to celebrate a milestone or just inject a little novelty into your time in San diego.

Know More about this tour

Head to Montgomery field airport six miles (10 km) north of downtown San Diego to board your open cockpit biplane. Up to two passengers can sit in the front cockpit, while the pilot operates the plane from the rear cockpit. Depending on the route you choose (see Itinerary below for options), see downtown San Diego, La jolla, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, Mission bay, Coronado or Rancho Santa Fe. You can choose to fly low and slow to capture amazing photos. All of our flights are for sightseeing only. We do not include aerobatics.

Our biplane was originally built in May of 1927, the same month that Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic, and was used to carry airmail.

Your biplane ride will last 20 minutes to an hour, according to the itinerary chosen. Conclude your memorable flight at Montgomery field airport.

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.


Barnstormer Flight (20 minutes): This quick, exhilarating flight provides spectacular views of San Diego's major sights.

Del Mar Run (30 minutes): Fly down the San Diego coast to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where the San Diego County Fair takes place. Plus, admire the lavish homes in Rancho Santa Fe.

Torrey Tour (40 minutes): Take in sensational beach views from Carlsbad to Torrey Pines.

Surf's Up Beach Flight (50 minutes): See the entire coast from Oceanside to Pacific Beach on this coastal flight that goes past Del Mar and La Jolla to Mission Bay, then heads back over the magnificent homes in Rancho Santa Fe.



Open cockpit biplane ride


Gratuities customary

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Aug-2019

    WAs it, they were punctual, and the pilot was great, I recommend it, We took 45 min.

  • 08-Oct-2018

    Great experience, incredible views of San Diego. Buckets List Item check!! Definitely will do again and again....

  • 08-Oct-2018

    Staff was great! Our pilot was very experienced and made us feel safe. He was also very informed about the area and explained them through our headsets while flying. We took the 50 minute flight and loved every minute of it. My wife was a little(no, let's be honest, considerably) anxious about going, but once we were up in the air, she loved it!!!

  • 20-Aug-2018

    A fun surprise for my best friends birthday. I wanted something different and unique and this was it. Beautiful view of the coast line of San Diego, La Jolla, Torrey Pines and Del Mar. Whether you are from San Diego or just visiting this is well worth it. The staff and pilot were extremely friendly and took photos for us. Would recommend to all.

  • 28-Sep-2017

    Bonnie was more than accommodating to us. She made sure am our needs were met and it was a true pleasure. George the pilot was informative and genuine. How many chances does one get to fly in a 1927 bi-plane.

  • 05-Sep-2017

    Absolutely amazing. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would recommend to anyone

  • 15-Aug-2017

    Wonderful experience soaring over San Diego and along the coast. Our pilot, John, was awesome. The plane was comfortable and the weather was perfect. Bonnie, the coordinator, was a sweetheart to take some nice photos of us.
    Great way to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary.
    We would do this again in a heartbeat!!

  • 16-Jun-2017

    Fantastic experience - flying the way it should be!

  • 13-Jun-2017

    The biplane tour was incredible! They were all very kind and helpful, and the flight itself was magical. Without a doubt, one of my best experiences. My boyfriend and I did the 40 minute flight and it was the perfect amount of time; our pilot even threw in some fancy flying maneuvers.

  • 03-May-2017

    Did this as a gift for my boyfriend on his birthday and he really loved it. Bonnie and John, our pilot, took care of us and made sure we had a great time. A bucket list experience for sure!

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