From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s deal for an airborne adventure for two passengers with Barnstorming Adventures. Choose one of the following flight options:
- $109 for a 20-minute scenic biplane ride for two passengers (a $199 value)
- $350 for a You-Fly-It Dogfight for two passengers (a $596 value)
During the scenic biplane ride, you and your best friend or building manager will occupy the front seats of a restored 1920s open-air plane as a skilled pilot flies from the back cockpit. The 20-minute flight buzzes along the Southern California coast, over scenic beaches, through the clouds, and under dangerous rainbows. With matching headsets, you’ll be in constant communication with the pilot, who will customize your journey as you wish and take you wherever you’d like to go at a leisurely drift or a grueling pace that would exhaust even the strongest yolk of oxen.
The dogfight option pits you against your lifelong nemesis in an adrenaline-pumped air-combat mission. Under the watchful eye of your copilot (many are active-duty military fighter pilots), you’ll man the aircraft in a thrilling battle for aerial domination in a propeller-driven 150-horsepower Varga VG-21. No pilot’s license or experience is required, but a strong stomach and the ability to contain one’s hunger for adventure are recommended.
The adventurous airpeople at Barnstorming Adventures have thrilled more than 100,000 restless prisoners of gravity with their air lifts since 1994. Each safety-minded pilot will guide you along the bell-curve of thrills from takeoff to the peak of excitement to the gentle landing. Flights take off from the Montgomery Field Airport seven days a week for the biplane flights and weekends for the dogfight. Call ahead to schedule your flight.
- We blast into the bright-blue sky over a glorious field of rainbow stripes. The Flower Fields at the Carlsbad Ranch explode every spring with 50 acres of blooms combed across rolling hills. It's quite a spectacle viewing them on land, but from a bird's-eye view, well, that is one trippy sight. – Susan C. Kim, CNN.com
- The crew were professional, courteous, engaging and funny. But the kicker was that they seemed to enjoy themselves every bit as much as their (in my case) giddy customers. – a TripAdvisor Member
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