FLIGHT LESSON IN OPEN COCKPIT BIPLANE

Mesa, Съединени щати

Изживяване, водено от Craig

90 мин., Hosted in 11 languages
С ангажимент към безопасността
Този домакин се ангажира да спазва указанията на Airbnb за безопасност във връзка с COVID-19.
До 1 човек
Включва напитки и оборудване

Какво ще правите

After pausing a year for Covid, we're finally back in business. We've also moved our biplane flight lesson to historic Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ. In this experience you will be exposed to flying in open cockpit biplane (Stearman) over the beautiful mountains, northeast of Mesa. The Stearman was used as a primary training airplane for most of the pilots during WWII, so you will be learning in an authentic piece of history. There are only 2 seats in the plane, one for you and one for me. We'll start with a pre-flight inspection followed by an explanation of the radios and controls. We can fly smooth and level if you like, or we can add in some more energetic maneuvers for those that desire a more thrilling experience. You will be invited to take the controls as part of the lesson. From engine start to return will take approximately 30 minutes, although the entire experience lasts about 1.5 hours.

This is a unique experience where you will be exposed to the same type of training that the "Greatest Generation" did during World War II. Flying and training in the Stearman is like traveling back in time nearly 80 years. This experience would certainly make a most memorable gift for birthdays, weddings, holidays, anniversaries, graduations, or "just because". It's also a great gift for the pilot who has everything. A Hold Harmless agreement will need to be signed before flying.
After pausing a year for Covid, we're finally back in business. We've also moved our biplane flight lesson to historic Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ. In this experience you will be exposed to flying in open cockpit biplane (Stearman) over the beautiful mountains, northeast of Mesa. The Stearman was used as a primary training airplane for most of the pilots during WWII, so you will be learning in an authentic piece of history. There are only 2 seats in…

Какво е включено

  • Напитки
    Water, soft drinks, or energy drinks
  • Оборудване
    Aviation Headset

Запознайте се с домакина си: Craig

Домакин в Airbnb от 2018
  • 579 отзива
  • Самоличността е потвърдена
I'm an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor with over 2500 hours of experience flying antique airplanes. I have a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent 38 years developing rocket engines for NASA and the military. I've also been a pilot for the Commemorative Air Force and have participated in the construction of many different homebuilt airplanes over the years. I'm passionate about flying my open cockpit biplane around Arizona's spectacular scenery, and look forward to sharing this experience with you.
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$189 на човек
$189 на човек
$189 на човек

Къде ще бъдете

This Experience takes place at historic Falcon Field which was used during WWII to teach Royal Air Force cadets from England. My hangar is located in the NW corner of the airport.

Оценени с 5,0 от 5 от 579 отзива.

Stephanie
октомври 2021 г.
Not only was this a terrific experience I was privy to a piece of history. Craig Made me feel like I was stepping back in time this time and for a few moments I few moments I felt like a WASP. I actually got to maneuver the plane!!! Craig was very concise precise and super friendly. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who has ever wanted to fly over the mountains in an open cockpit. The lesson was spot on!
Christie
октомври 2021 г.
Craig is amazing! Such an incredibly intelligent, humble and fun person! He is a teacher at heart and he leaves nothing to surprise. He walks you through everything and you feel incredibly comfortable. Get on his calendar because he is worth it! Once in a lifetime experience.
Kait
октомври 2021 г.
I bought this experience as a birthday present for my fiancé. I knew he would be excited when we got there but his smile was the biggest I’ve ever seen! This experience was definitely one of a kind. Craig covers so much history and is a great story teller. He talked about how to flew a plane for the entire weekend and I won the award of best future wifey. 🥇 He rated the experience 11/10. Just book it.
Briana
октомври 2021 г.
I did a flight lesson with Craig back in 2019 and gifted my boyfriend a flight in Oct 2021. We both enjoyed our experience. Craig is friendly and knowledgeable
Sabrina
октомври 2021 г.
THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!! Craig allows you to fly a piece of history!!!! First, you’re given that historical background of the plane and the time it was used during, you see how he restored it, and you get a overview of the plane parts and how they function, while Craig explains what your flight will be like. After that, you hop in, get strapped up, and a lesson on the controls and prepare to take off! The views were beautiful! I was speechless! Operating the main steering controls weren’t really as hard as I thought! I also opted to do most of the extra thrill rides, except for the last one! I chickened out! Lol But I always felt safe, despite me screaming a lot! Hahaha! I had a blast!!! More than anything Craig is a very patient and awesome guide. Such a kind soul! This was an experience I’ll never forget and I won’t hesitate to do it again when I come back!!!
Robert
октомври 2021 г.
This experience was pretty amazing. Craig really knows his stuff and let’s you take the reigns as long as you’re comfortable. It can be a lot of information at first, but he asks if you have any questions along the way. The flight itself was lengthier than I thought, and actually flying the plane was surprisingly straightforward. He also does some pretty sweet maneuvers in the plane (at least for someone new to flying in an open cockpit plane) if you’re comfortable with it. Obviously, if you don’t take pictures, did you even fly? He also makes sure to stop periodically and ask if you wanted to take any pictures with the plane and has an option to purchase some flight footage with the audio from you/him/the tower at the end. If you are comfortable holding your phone in the plane, there are also opportunities to take pictures mid-flight. I would definitely recommend this experience and might even go back again.

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