We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

SkyThrills

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3815 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833-2850
Phone Number: +1 714-402-4888
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

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!"

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
"The Ride of a Lifetime"

If you're looking for an action-packed activity that truly defines "thrill ride", this is it. The staff are very friendly and Mike is a rockstar pilot. He's big on fun and safety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bkliivoja
,
Anaheim, California
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 120: English reviews
Anaheim, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for an action-packed activity that truly defines "thrill ride", this is it. The staff are very friendly and Mike is a rockstar pilot. He's big on fun and safety, too. The best part was when Mike actually let me take the controls of the Extra 300L and taught me how to do crazy stunts in it. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank bkliivoja
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you think you may enjoy flying - any aspect of it - you owe it to yourself to fly with Mike (Rocket). He exudes an infectious passion for all things aviation, and passengers can't help but get wrapped up in the experience. We had 5 friends aboard Mike's beautiful Twin Beech 18 for a charter flight out to Santa... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank twigert
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This was the most fantastic adventure! Mike was very enthusiastic about taking us on a great adventure.The acrobatics were amazing. Aerobatic "Pitts S-2C" Bi-plane ride over LA was one of the most amazing experiences I've had. Its like a dream come true. I would recommend to go on a thrill ride. I would thank entire Sky thrills team for such... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank imrockzstar
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This was the most fantastic adventure! Mike was both fun & enthusiastic about taking us on a great adventure but also made us feel very safe and we trusted his competency. He was also very communicative with me beforehand so I knew it would be organized and legit. Everyone should do it!

Helpful?
Thank jencampoy
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My wife and I recently went for a ride in their beautifully restored Beechcraft Super 18 - and every second was a blast. Michael (Rocket) and his co-pilot Joker made us feel right at home from the first moment we meet. We went for a great flight to Catalina Island for lunch and then did some flightseeing all over the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dean B
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was definitely a unique experience! Riding in a biplane felt like embracing a piece of history. Mike was very knowledgeable and made the experience informative and enjoyable! I would definitely recommend this experience!

Helpful?
Thank K7E
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is a must do and the experience is worth every Dollar spend. I will go there again when I am back in LA

Helpful?
1 Thank Rainer S
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I was interested in spin training and awareness since I am a student pilot. Very informative and educational. Mike does not spare words for his training and explanations.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jose R
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I booked the Ultimate Thrill Ride - Extreme. What an amazing flight. I was very apprehensive about everything, but Mike was amazing. He made very sure I was comfortable in the cockpit of the plane, then got me flying the plane so early in the flight, I was totally amazed. The acrobatics were amazing. Mike is very aware of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Debbi M
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The Beech Super 18 is a fantastic plane to fly, definitely a classic piece of history. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone, pilot or not ... and according to my friend who came along for the ride in the back (it has room for 6 passengers), the experience there was "Fabulous". We flew out to and around Catalina with a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank robd232

Travelers who viewed SkyThrills also viewed

Fullerton, Orange County
Fullerton, Orange County
 
Fullerton, Orange County
Fullerton, Orange County
 

Been to SkyThrills? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from SkyThrills staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?