WINE COUNTRY –
Please note that our Biplane rides are currently unavailable.
The passionate and sometimes spiritual need to feel “Ciel Libre” (Free Sky) has bound visionaries, adventurers and aviation pioneers like Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and Walter Beach among others. To experience that freedom of the skies, they piloted their aircraft up and into it, making history
at the same time.
You can share that same spirit of adventure with a biplane ride in California Dreamin’s 1928 Travel Air biplane, NC5433. We’ll provide the leather helmet and goggles and fly you back to 1928, a simpler time of romance and adventure!
In an open cockpit you notice the gentle breeze in your face as you turn into the wind and take off. The feeling from the front seat is smooth – the panoramic view of the lush, green vineyards of Temecula Wine Country is truly superb. The Wright brothers first provided the two-wing technology which delivers you a graceful glide on your biplane ride through the sky.
, a seasoned veteran of biplane rides, will crank up NC5433, a vintage “Travel Air” reborn in 1999, and roar off into the skies over Temecula. Climbing from 800 to 1500 feet you will see the hills, mountain valleys and row after row of grapevines, seasonally bursting with the flavors of the next vintage wine.
Through your headphones, you’ll hear a guided tour of the sights and wineries below narrated by your biplane ride pilot, who fly’s from the cockpit behind you. And if you’re celebrating a Birthday or Anniversary
, we’ll provide a special “birthday message” posted in your cockpit, for an anniversary there is a complimentary bottle of excellent Temecula wine for this special occasion. Just let us know
Bring your cameras and your pilot can get a photo. Probably your most treasured memento will be the side-by-side photo of you in the biplane – proof that you really did join in the sky freedom search with legendary aviators of an earlier time – an Aviation Classic Flyer Photo.
Your aerial adventure can take one of several directions, ranging from the Dawn Patrol
to the Champagne Sunset Flight, or maybe even
a Rum Run!!!
. Click on Rates
to match a unique and unforgettable adventure within your time and budget. Choosing will be the biggest challenge you’ll face!
First, check out our Photo Gallery
to view your biplane, various tours and scenery. Read how other passengers rave about their flight in Testimonials
You’ll meet your pilot at the French Valley Airport Café, where an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner are available after your flight – right there at the French Valley Airport. Click for easy Directions
to the French Valley Airport in Temecula, located between San Diego and Los Angeles.
Once you arrive your pilot will brief you on the weather, the colorful life and history
of “The Travel
, and what to expect during your magical green grape flight over our burgeoning Wine Country!
And then you’ll climb aboard and achieve Ciel Libre for yourself as you FLY! A leather jacket might be a nice touch.
Schedule your Biplane ride during the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival. Fly above and around the festival and see over 75 Balloons floating around wine country.