Thrilling Aircraft Rides
Get ready for the ride of your life and an experience you will never forget! Rides will be available in everything from helicopters and vintage bi-planes to a T-6 military trainer. Rides are provided by independent operators. Contact the operators for pricing and scheduling (see weblinks below).
1930 "Stanley" Biplane (above) and 1926 Travelair Biplane (below)
"Stanley", 1930 New Standard Biplane
Take an unforgettable flight in Nostalgic Warbirds Rides 1930 New Standard biplane named "Stanley". Stanley can hold four passengers in the front cockpit so you can enjoy this experience with your entire family! The New Standard biplane was built specifically for barnstorming by Ivan Gates of "Gates Flying Circus" and Charles Healy Day in an effort to carry as many passengers as possible. Stanley is one of the few New Standards flying in the world today. Experience an authentic barnstorming ride in this rare airplane!
1926 Travelair Biplane
Coastal Air Tours will be offering rides in a 1926 Travelair 4000 biplane. It’s the oldest Travelair in the world and is powered by a Wright Whirlwind engine.
Enjoy a breath-taking helicopter ride from Specialized Helicopters. You will take one of two extraordinary flights. One flight will take off towards the north, where you will fly over the beautiful Montara Beach and back down towards Miramar Beach, then to the airport. The other flight will take you down south towards Frenchman's Creek, in view of the legendary Ritz-Carlton and its famous golf course, then back to the airport.
T-6A military trainer
The Southern California wing of the Commemorative Air Force and Attitude Aviation of Livermore will be offering rides in a T-6 military trainer. The T-6 was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II.
Vintage Aircraft of Stockton will be offering rides on a Twin Beech, also known as the Beech 18, a twin-engine, low-wing, conventional-gear aircraft that saw military service during and after World War II in a number of versions including the United States Army Air Forces C-45 Expeditor, AT-7 Navigator, AT-11 Kansan, and for the United States Navy, UC-45J Navigator and the SNB-1 Kansan. Many are now in private hands as prized collectibles.