- $99 for 20-minute biplane tour of Louisville ($185 value)
Nestled inside the open cockpit of a fire-engine-red biplane, passengers bid farewell to solid ground and soar above downtown Louisville. Pilots circle city skyscrapers and hover above Churchill Downs, pausing only to share topographical knowledge. Biplanes trace the Ohio River to the historical water tower, slicing through 30 miles of cloudbanks in 20 minutes.
Classic Biplane Tours
Classic Biplane Tours' certified pilots helm modern versions of the 1935 Waco YMF, as they trace premapped and custom routes through the sky. Each pilot possesses years of professional flight experience, whether working as a missionary pilot, corporate pilot, or commercial pilot, and cheerfully shares savvy knowledge of the skyways throughout each flight via voice-activated headphones and microphones. Once safely returned to earth, passengers are bestowed certificates that designate them as qualified barnstormers, which budding aviators can then proudly display at home or use to legally commandeer an eagle.