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Address: 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone Number: +1 714-402-4888
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SkyThrills & Blackstone Airways offer a full range of world-class...

SkyThrills & Blackstone Airways offer a full range of world-class flying services. Fly with us in our fully restored vintage 1957 Beech Super 18 Airliner to the dream destination of your choice. We will fly you and 5 friends direct to destinations that most airlines cannot or will not fly to. You will feel like a movie star from the 1950s as you sip fine wine or champagne in our luxurious and roomy cabin from just 2,500 feet and 160 mph. We always take the scenic route because sometimes the flight is so enjoyable you will want to savor the experience as long as possible. Flying the Beech Super 18 is like flying a magic train into a time when flying was more about the luxury experience and enjoying the view through huge picture windows.

For 16 years, SkyThrills has offered the best in aerobatic thrill rides available with our amazing fleet of aircraft. You will fly "hand's on" even if you have never been in a plane before. No flying experience is required. Choose to fly our Pitts S-2C or our Extra 300L aerobatic stunt plane for an "Extreme" experience. Or go "Classic" in our open cockpit biplane with two passengers in the front seat as you fly our 1930's our open cockpit Waco YMF-5C. This magical flying adventure can take you through loops and rolls or a gentle tour around downtown LA or Long Beach Harbor. Or choose to fly a real fighter plane hand's on, the Marchetti SF-260. We have the most exotic aircraft and flight programs anywhere - ranging from Mild-to-Wild, Classic-to- Extreme! So whatever flying adventure you crave,Blackstone Airways & SkyThrills will give you the best and most memorable experience possible. We are the "Thrill of a Lifetime!"

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An extremely enjoyable experince

Mark Blackthorn is an experienced flyer ( started when he was 8 years of age). He has a very likable disposition and is a remarkable tour guide also. He took us up in the "Waco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Mark Blackthorn is an experienced flyer ( started when he was 8 years of age). He has a very likable disposition and is a remarkable tour guide also. He took us up in the "Waco" biplane and we cruised around the coast at a nice leisurely pace. He can also introduce you to aerobatics in the "Pitts" aircraft. He has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I booked this last minute on a weekday the day before while traveling alone in LA. Mike was reachable on phone/via text. I was supposed to fly the Pitts but unfortunately the starter died. I was a bit disappointed at first, but we ended up deciding to fly the open cockpit WACO instead, which ended up being great - you... More 

Thank MR3456
La Habra, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

All my life I always wanted to know what it would be like to be flying in a biplane, My wife and kids gave me that opportunity for my 67th birthday! One of my sons was allowed to fly with me. This was my second flight with Skythrills, but first in the biplane. It was breath taking, awesome, exciting and... More 

Thank Ralph T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

August 27th, 2015 I had the pleasure of doing aerobatics with Mike in the Pitts S-2C. It was my second time in a small aircraft and second time behind the controls. The Pitts was extremely maneuverable and with Mike's instruction easy to fly. I have to admit some stunts seem a bit scary but after going through them all I... More 

Thank nsx276
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did a one hour biplane flight on or anniversary day. This was an outstanding experience we will never forget! I definitely could high recommend skythrills. Mike the owner is a great guy. We always feeled safe. Everything was perfect organised. Just a perfect afternoon. They offs a quite range of thrills, staring from a flight over LA up to... More 

Thank Markus B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had a terrific and memorable biplane flight at Skythrills. Mike Blackstone Sr. and his son Mike and Mike Thomson my pilot for my flight were all really great and made for a wonderful afternoon. Mike Thomson made the flight perfect from beginning to end. Couldn't have been happier. I enjoyed the conversation on the ground as well. If you like... More 

Thank PhotoTrekker77
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had a really good experience taking my girlfriend on the biplane ride. I would really recommend it to people who are looking for a short romantic getaway. Our pilot, Mike, was very funny and he even gave us a tour of his new private jet at the end of our visit! Thanks Mike!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Question : What to buy your boyfriend for his birthday when it falls during a West Coast roadtrip? Answer: A Skythrills charter tour in a Waco YMF-5C that takes in downtown LA, Malibu, Hollywood and more! This is without doubt one of the best things that I have ever done. Fact. Purchasing a 70 minute flight in this stunning piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

it was a really great experience especially it was my first time holding the controls and really making my dream come true!! Thanks to the great pilot Mike!! he was very nice and cool!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Recently was in LA and made plans to go out to Fullerton to visit sky thrills. I arranged an aerobatic flight in the Pitts S-2C. I booked the 45min flight with 20min aerobatics. So happy I went with the longer flight time. Was an amazing experience and would definitely do it again when I'm in the LA area. The facilities... More 

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