$109 for a 20-Minute Biplane Ride from Barnstorming Adventures ($199 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Vintage 1920's biplane
  • Experienced pilots
  • Scenic landscape views

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 2/gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reservation req'd; subj to avail & weather conditions. 72hr cancellation notice req'd. Not valid for sunset flights, fly/dines & holidays. May apply value toward biplane upgrade. Must sign waiver. Plane ride valid for up to 2 passengers; 400lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Groupon: for $109, you get a 20-minute biplane ride for one or two passengers from Barnstorming Adventures at the Montgomery Field Airport (a $199 value).

Since 1994, the adventurous airpeople at Barnstorming Adventures have thrilled more than 100,000 restless prisoners of gravity with their air-lifts. 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 flight buzzes along the Southern California coast, over scenic beaches, through the blue sky, and under dangerous rainbows. With matching headsets, you’ll be in constant communication with the pilot, who will customize your journey to go at a leisurely drift or a grueling pace that would exhaust even the strongest yolk of oxen. Each safety-minded pilot will guide you along the bell-curve of thrills from takeoff to the peak of excitement to the gentle landing. No pilot’s license or experience is required for any of the flights, and the opportunity to match one’s hunger for adventure may be attained. Different height and weight requirements apply, so call ahead to check.


Barnstorming Adventures was featured on CNN.com. TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, while nine Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average:

  • Our pilot, Eric, pointed out places of interest from a perspective we never imagined, and even gave us some anti-gravity thrills. Seeing the Pacific and the coast from on-high was just plain cool. – ChristyM113, TripAdvisor

Customer Reviews

It was a spectacular flight and I thank them for accommodating us with regards to scheduling.
Lori H. · March 23, 2012
March 22, 2012
It was great fun
Elaine S. · March 22, 2012

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