1) What should I wear?
Temperatures will be about the same as on the ground--it's just a lot breezier. Dress as if you were going for a motorcycle ride. Comfortable shorts, slacks or jeans are recommended. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are also desirable. Skirts and dresses may make getting in and out of the plane difficult. We'll provide a headset and leather/canvas helmet. Sunglasses are highly recommended. Goggles are available.
2) What are your hours?
We will usually have "walk-up rides" available on Saturdays from May through October beginning at 10:00 during good weather unless we're away at an airshow. It's always best to call or text first. Flying is by appointment at other times. During the cooler months we can fly as long as it's above 50 degrees. Contact us to schedule your ride or... Book Rides Online
3) May I take pictures or videos?
Yes! Picture taking is encouraged! You will see many things you will want to share with those back on the ground or preserve the moment for yourself. Wrist straps are a really good idea.
4) Are there any physical or age restrictions?
The plane can accommodate most passengers up to about 275 lbs. for normal rides as long as they are able to climb in and out with a little assistance. Some body types may interfere with the plane's dual controls. For safety reasons, the pilot always has the final word about passenger acceptance. Ten years old is about the youngest age children really start appreciating the ride, but younger kids with exceptional maturity are good candidates. Ground photo ops can be arranged for kids of any age. Aerobatic rides are more demanding, so the minimum age is 14. Passengers must be in good physical shape and weigh 240 lbs. or less.
5) Will I be able to communicate with the pilot in flight?
Absolutely. There is an intercom system that allows you to talk to each other. He is a very experienced pilot and will do all he can to make this a very enjoyable experience for you.
6) Can we fly over my house?
With some advance notice we should be able to unless a restriction exists. Ask your pilot.
7) Do you take credit cards?
Yes! We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Zelle, and Venmo.
8) Do you offer gift certificates?
Absolutely! A plane ride is a very popular gift for people of all ages! Contact us for details.
9) Your site says "*Some restrictions may apply" to the Recruit and Cadet rides. What does this mean?
These popular entry-level rides are always available during open-flying time most Saturdays, but to schedule them at other times there must be at least two rides booked together back-to-back since it is quite a production to get the plane prepped for flight and then serviced and put away.
10) May I reschedule my ride?
Sometimes weather or operational issues will make rescheduling your ride necessary... (remember, this is an open-cockpit biplane and your pilot makes the final decision with safety and comfort in mind). But if you need to reschedule for personal reasons, this can be accommodated with 24 hours minimum notice. There is no penalty or rescheduling fee in this case.
11) Can you take two passengers up at once?
This is a two-seat airplane--one pilot and one passenger. The FAA only allows us to carry only one passenger at a time, no matter what size they are.
12) Can I upgrade my ride during the flight?
We want you to have the most enjoyable experience possible. So if you decide you'd like to extend your flight or upgrade to a higher category ride, this can usually be accommodated.
13) How high will we be flying?
In order to get the best view of the sights we will fly low--between 1,000' and 1,500' above the ground. The Dogfight aerobatic ride will necessarily be higher--around 3,500'.
14) How "thrilling" will my ride be?
We want this ride to be an enjoyable experience for you. With years of airline experience your pilot knows how to handle any concerns you may have and can keep things very relaxing. Others may want a more adventuresome experience, so we can add a little roller coaster action if desired. And there are always aerobatic rides for the adrenaline thrill-seeker. We will make your ride as mild or wild as you would like. It's completely up to you!