Sonoma Valley Scenic Biplane Ride

Sonoma, CA

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Slip into your flying helmet and climb up the wing into the front seat of a 1941 vintage WWII open cockpit biplane.

  • Pilots have over 85 years of flying experience
  • 1941 vintage Boeing PT-17 Stearman Biplane, WWII pilot trainer
  • Magnificent views of the stunning Northern California countryside
  • Experience the aerial adventure of a lifetime!
Sonoma Valley Airport - Sonoma, CA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Saturdays and Sundays
*Booking times are on a walk-in basis available from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

April through Early-November:
Thursdays and Fridays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall and children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note the front passenger cockpit is only 32 inch bench seat, so fitting 2 passengers is very cozy
  • Due to the volatility of fuel costs, passengers may be subject to a surcharge of up to $25
20 or 40 minutes of flight time.
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Maximum Participants
2 per plane
Certainly, there is a picnic area for you to observe from.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend dressing in layers and avoiding windbreakers as they tend to fill with air. A cloth flying helmet and ear plugs are provided. If you would like to take a camera on board, please make sure it has a strap (leash) to secure around your wrist or neck.
Can I take control of the airplane?
In the Biplanes, all the passenger cockpit controls have been removed to safely accommodate two passengers.
Are the airplanes heated?
No, these are circa 1940's aircraft... the real deal!
Is is safe?
Safety is always a priority.  For 30 years they have maintained a perfect flying safety record and each aircraft is maintained to meet the highest FAA maintenance standards.
Can I bring a camera or camcorder?
Yes! But your camera MUST have a strap.  A camera with a wide angle or panoramic lens is best, but even a throw away camera will capture this unforgettable experience.  A camcorder is OK as long as it is one of the smaller hand held types.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

Customer Reviews
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“All staff was very friendly and helpful. The pilot was excellent and we felt completely secure during our amazing flight! The plane was gorgeous and the views were spectacular!”
“great fun!!”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Brendan! We are very happy to hear you had so much fun and hope we will be seeing you back again soon! Best, Kelsey
“The staff was very nice and friendly.”
“We had a wonderful experience. The weather was perfect and so was our flight. Everyone we met was helpful, friendly and professional. The flight company is the best.”
“We had a wonderful time! The pilot and the attendant got us all set up and strapped in to the vintage biplane! We took off and had an amazing tour over to the coast from Sonoma, and the whole Sonoma and Napa Valleys! The weather was perfect, and we would recommend this experience to anyone!!”
“We had such a wonderful time and we were excited to try the aerobatics. The pilot and staff at the airport were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and kept us feeling so safe. Flying around the wine country in an open cockpit biplane was beyond our wildest dreams and soooo cool. I can't wait to do this again. The aerobatics were very smooth and just felt so easy to enjoy. I wish I had been taking pictures at this part of the flight; Next Time! I would also like to fly in the T6 Texan. Oh! The P40 also. Thank you so much for this great experience.”
“The staff at Vintage Aircraft Company is first rate. Their focus is to provide a superior experience, and they accomplished that goal. I had an extremely enjoyable flight, and can't wait to go again.”
“The pilot was very experienced and accommodating. I would recommend this flight to everyone.”
“wonderful calm, smooth, great fun”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Patrick, we're happy to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you back again soon for more adventures. Regards, Cloud 9 Living Team
“It was a childhood dream to fly in a biplane. I used to build WWI model airplanes. My son knew this and had the money to make this dream come true. I have but only one regret... I knew I didn't want to do loops and barrel -rolls, but I would have liked to do something other than just cruise. It almost felt like a flight simulator. I couldn't communicate with the pilot, once in flight, so I had no way to let him know I wanted to do a few mild maneuvers. Oh well,,, maybe next time?”

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