- $272 for a Red Mountain, Saguaro Lake, and Mountain airplane tour in a Super Stearman open cockpit biplane ($450 value)
Big Red Biplanes
It's not every day that a flying lesson means also feeling the wind in your hair, but the open-air cockpit of Big Red Biplanes' 1941 Boeing-Stearman guarantees it. Updated with a powerful Pratt & Whitney 450 HP radial vintage engine, cockpit, and communication system, passengers or co-pilots can climb into the plane's front cockpit, where they'll communicate by radio with the well-versed sky jockey in the front. Headed up by airline pilot and former competition unlimited aerobatic pilot in the International Aerobatic Club, Ed Duckworth, Big Red Biplanes' tours even include an option for some stunt flying, during which passengers can experience exhilarating loops and barrel rolls.