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St. Augustine Biplane Rides
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: St. Augustine's Only Authentic Biplane Company! Attention! We Are Open Year Round. Autumn And Winter Are Perfect Times To Fly In Florida!! Experience The Thrill of Flying in a Biplane. At St. Augustine Biplane Rides you will have the rare opportunity to travel back in time to the "Golden Age of Aviation." Our Biplane Seats Up to Four Passengers! Yep, our WACO biplane seats up to 4 passengers, so you can bring along a loved one, a pal, or bring the kiddos! Our Waco is a true time machine and we are the world's only company offering rides in a genuine fully restored 1935 Custom Cabin Waco Biplane. If you love St. Augustine from the ground you will appreciate it even more from the air. The Views from the Biplane are unmatched by any other flying machine. Where else can you fly in a true piece of aviation history over one of the most historic places in the USA! Our company offers this unique "combined" experience offered nowhere else... Sightseeing at it's Best.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had Seen Dave’s plane flying overhead all day Saturday while touring St. Augustine but procrastinated making a reservation. On Sunday morning I left Dave a message and he promptly returned my call. Dave was able to squeeze me and my wife into a sightseeing time slot.
We arrived at the airport and were greeted by Dave’s wife who is just as awesome as Dave. We met Dave and he gave us a quick history of the plane along with some do’s and don’ts of the plane, before we knew it we were airborne. On this day we had some low clouds but Dave took extra time finding the holes in the clouds so we could get great views of beautiful St. Augustine. Dave then flew south past the lighthouse, along the shore at about 300’ – AWESOME!
Dave flew us north of the airport over Guana State Park and the views there were surprisingly spectacular. I would highly suggest paying for the “Barnstormer Tour” as it gives you more time in the air.
Dave and his wife are very cordial and we never felt rushed or hurried so the next tour could get going, in fact we felt we got way more than our monies worth. We will be back next month and plan on doing the sunset tour – CAN’T WAIT!!!

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I arranged for the flight as a gift for my fiancés birthday, ironically it turned out to be a gift for me too! I have a lifelong fear of heights but forgot all about it! We did the barnstormer tour which combines the best of every tour they offer. We went over the Castillo de San Marcos, which was so unique to experience from the sky vs. the ground, WOW! We saw so much of historic St. Augustine and went up and down the coastline, including over the lighthouse which we had walked the day before. Dave is extremely knowledgeable and was a great tour guide for these first time biplane riders. He made it an unforgettable experience!!! We will definitely we back in the future with our family and friends so they can experience the biplane. I highly recommend this to everyone visiting the area, definitely make time for it....worth every minute!

2  Thank Shirley B
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

...was amazing! Sitting in the front seat of an open cockpit biplane is a hoot anyway, but Dave was so personable and shared plenty of great information. He clearly has a passion for what he is doing, and it shows! He started the tour by answering all of our questions, then took us up to see the city of St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park. After circling a few times, he accommodated our sense of adventure by making some steep descents and turns, to give us the wonderful rollercoaster effect we craved. Next, he took us south down the beach, and went as far as flying over our condo even though it was a bit farther than he wanted to go, circling to allow us pictures. The sunset was beautiful! He next flew north up the beach, then back down A1A to the airport. Thanks again for a lovely ride!

2  Thank Annette T
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

i have been flying since i was ten. most flights were in pipers with my dad. i have had two fantasy flights, the first in a ford tri-motor, and today was the second in a WACO biplane at the st augustine airport. it was the celabration of my 70th birthday. wonderful ride with a great pilot, david, who was very informative and friendly. the plane was in tip top shape and the preflight instructions were complete. i would trust this pilot and plane any time. this is one of the best ways to see the st augustime area. www.staugustinebiplanerides.com 904-625-1450

1  Thank rabbitstaugustine
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Go back in time they say and ride a 1935 plane. Dave did just that and more. We were put in a two seat and felt like we were doing the flying. It was a open cock pit. We flew over the College and several other buildings. Along the beach coast line. The thrill was over the open sea. You felt like a bird in flight. This is something that had been on our bucket list for awhile. It was a beautiful day and could not have been more perfect. Found the deal on Travel Zoo and well worth the money. If you see it again take advantage of it. Dave and his wife Victoria could not have been any nicer. Planning on going again when the lights are lite at Christmas. This would make a wonderful birthday, wedding, or gift anytime. Dottie & Butch Whiteford

1  Thank Dolores W
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