Explore San Diego like our aviation pioneers! Fly in an open cockpit biplane with San Diego Sky Tours. You will fly in a Great Lakes biplane from Montgomery field, 5 -10 minutes from downtown San Diego, and experience a vintage adventure in a comfortable and capable biplane..
Leather or canvas helmets are a MUST to wear, not just for the vintage look. In the open cockpit biplane, which means not in a closed canopy like most airplanes. You may have a little more wind and noise than inside normal aircraft but the trade off for the view is worth it.
Biplane Air Combat and Maverick meet head to head for an amazing biplane ride. This is no regular airplane ride folks and Maverick proves it! Stand by with more from the Maverick character this year. He is hilarious!
Have you ever just had one of those mornings that you will always remember as special? Our passenger Mike and I had just left in the biplane and went out for a Beach and Bay tour. The day was just that normal San Diego day, clear skies, smooth air and beautiful colors. We took off from Montgomery Field, which is only about 5-7 minutes from Downtown San Diego by uber, and enjoyed the sky and the views.
San Diego has more to do with surfing history than either Huntington Beach or Malibu. Avid surfer John Wade, a Hawaiian north shore resident and Airline pilot tells an exciting story of the birth of California surfing in California.
What do you get when you bring people to an airport where they do something exciting and challenging? A GREAT TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE that no one will forget. Our activities are education, exciting, exhilarating and nothing short of exceptional.
Corporate and Private Pilot jobs operate business jets like Citations, Falcon and Gulfstream's for business executives and wealthy patrons. These jobs are usually based in a geographic area like a local city or international airport, and have 2 to 12 pilots depending on the operation.
Now all that said about the wonderful advances technology has made to enhance safety and create a clear pathway to a career in aviation comes with a price. Students starting out in a modern trainer and being fast tracked into the cockpit of a sophisticated turbine powered aircraft often miss out on an ample exposure to basic stick and rudder flying..
We enjoy reading John Wades advice on the future of Aviation jobs for todays youth, but looking back in his past has some VERY interesting gems of history. These gold nuggets of experience may shine some insight and give credibility...
How do you encourage this career choice? We can teach both of you about the career, be a mentor, help encourage your young go-getter, and get flying – yes, get flying! Keep reading for some basic information about this fantastic career.
San Diego Sky Tours was lucky enough to fly with Aubry Marie for a Sunset Biplane tour. We have followed Aubry for a couple years on her amazing Instagram "AubryMarie", what a talented and inspiring woman.
“I zoom up violently, the pressure pushes me into my seat, my sight goes for a second, then more shots, they’re both at me, I’m skidding madly, zooming, doing flat turns, quick rolls, anything to stop them getting a bead on me, ..." –Arthur Gould Lee
The first time a person goes up in a biplane, they really don't know what to expect from the experience. I didn't really know either on my first flight. Quickly I realized in flight that this biplane flight was magic.
5 Tips and Gotcha's that we can help you with before hand. Cheap isn't always good when it comes to aviation. The purpose of this article is to identify common mistakes made and give pointers to picking the aerial tour that is right for you. Most aviators I know were inspired by that airplane ride long ago. The Aerial Tour IS a passionate experience. Your heart rate jumps up a notch and your senses tingle. This awareness creates a fabulous moment that enhances your senses and imprints a long lasting impression on your life.
This aviators paradise we enjoy in San Diego is something many aviators appreciate but do not appreciate its fleeting existence. At Sky Tours, we realize the freedom may only last another decade because of drones, flying cars and taxi's causing new rules and congestion.
We listen to people every day when they call ask about the difference between Airplane and Helicopter Tours. We wrote this article to bring up some great points to the person making these decisions. Every one wants to get up in the air for the birds eye view, but we just wanted to illustrate why we believe Airplanes are more fun and more economical for Aerial Tours.
After the unusual set of rain storms in San Diego this winter, some spectacular views have been brought out. Either by mountain hikes or our comfortable aerial tours, you can enjoy what unique views the rains bring to San Diego...
If you need to find a Valentines Adventure for that truly active individual and the timing is right, our Air Combat Couples Tour is the ultimate afternoon fun, you both will have beautiful flying dreams for days.