Slip on a flying helmet and strap into the front seat of an open cockpit biplane for a flying adventure you’ll never forget. Feel the wind as you soar over the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa, the landmarks of San Francisco or the incredible Pacific Ocean.
Fly in one of three 1942 vintage PT-17 Stearman biplanes, modified to accommodate two passengers. The front cockpits feature 32” wide bench seats, providing an opportunity for two “medium sized” adults to fly at the same time. Note: If you add aerobatics to your flight, you’ll be required to wear a parachute (it’s the law), which will reduce the seating space a bit.
Flights take off from the North Bay Air Museum at Sonoma Valley Airport (sometimes known as “Schellville”). The private airport is about four miles north of the town of Sonoma, CA and is a little over an hour’s drive from San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
P-40 Warhawk , P-51 Mustang and T-6 Texan flights are also available at Sonoma Valley Airport. Consider adding additional flights to your Sonoma flying adventure.
40 minute flight for one: $395 plus applicable fuel surcharge paid on flight day*
40 minute flight for two: $695 plus applicable fuel surcharge paid on flight day*
*Fuel surcharge for a standard flight is currently $30 and subject to change Fuel surcharge for an aerobatic flight is currently $125 and subject to change
By Appointment Only – When the Weather is Right
April to October: Thursday – Sunday
November to March: Saturday, Sunday
Biplane flights are very weather dependent. We can’t fly in extreme cold, extreme heat, extreme wind, fog or rain. Flight purchases are non-refundable. If your flight is canceled due to weather, we’ll work with you to get you rescheduled.
Who Can Fly?
You should be in reasonably good health and must be 48” or taller to fly. A release of liability must be signed before being permitted to fly.
What Kind of Aerobatics are Possible?
Add aerobatics to your biplane flight for an extra dose of adrenaline. Popular aerobatic maneuvers include the Loop, Roll, Hammerhead and Cuban Eight.
Are Photos & Video Available?
We do not provide photos or video but you are welcome to bring your own camera, as long as it has a wrist strap. For safety reasons, no phones or cameras of any kind are permitted in the aircraft unless secured with a strap.