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I've always wanted to fly in a biplane, and SkyThrills! didn't disappoint. The open cockpit... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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As a pilot, I wanted to experience flying the Beech 18. Mike and Veronica were first class hosts... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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SkyThrills!, established in 1999, has taken over 15,000 guest pilots up in our amazing fleet of exotic aircraft. Our goal? To make our guest feel safe as we thrill them like never before. We have succeeded in our mission. We have made a name for...more
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4011 W Commonwealth Ave, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach, CA 92707
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I've always wanted to fly in a biplane, and SkyThrills! didn't disappoint. The open cockpit experience was amazing; I strongly recommend it.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

As a pilot, I wanted to experience flying the Beech 18. Mike and Veronica were first class hosts, very welcoming and great to fly with. Mike's Beech 18 is a credit to them, in beautiful order and obviously well looked after. We flew from Chino...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

One of the most exciting, fun and thrilling experiences I have ever had or YOU will ever have! Terrific pilot, no stress as much or as little aerobatics as you want - in the air it's all about whatever is fun for you. Quick instruction,...More

Thank ronintheoc
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I got this flight as a surprise gift, and I can certainly describe it as one of the most awesome experiences you can do in the L.A. area - and I've lived here for 30+ years. Captain Mike is upbeat, friendly, and super supportive in...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

The best trip of my life and the BEECH 18+pilot is most superior (I should know, I have flown in/with +150 a/c worldwide) Arriving at Catalina Airport in style, can't be surpassed. Will cherish this experience all my life. And, will be back for the...More

Thank Guido B
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I was lucky enough to charter N90TT, a beautiful 1957 twin Beech E18S. This aircraft is immaculate and has a beautiful modified leather and wood interior. Very interesting mechanically; a true expertly-restored and modified antique. We departed FUL and toured downtown LA, wherever we wanted...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This was my second visit to SkyThrills, the first time I flew in the Extra 300L and performed aerobatics. This time my girlfriend came with me and we flew side by side in the Waco YMF-5C biplane. Prior to going for our flight, SkyThrills was...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed September 28, 2017

OMG this is a once of a lifetime experience!! My boyfriend got me this "sky thrill" as a birthday gift and it was definitely the best gift I've ever received. Besides the awesome time flying, the staff made this experience a million times better. Veronica...More

Thank ksen752
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Wild! The open cockpit biplane was virtually the same as the WWII trainer and, holding on dearly to the stick, I nearly lost all sense of equilibrium in dives toward the sea. As an author, the experience was invaluable as well as thrilling.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

My parents and I flew from the East Coast for to do a dogfight for my dad's 70th birthday. This experience was the funnest thing we've ever done!!! It's unbelievable that you're able to this. My dad has severe mobility issues, but Mike, Probe and...More

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