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Biplane Rides

540 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5037
+1 727-895-6266
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exhilarating ride with spectacular views

This open cockpit vintage plane ride over beaches and Ft. DeSoto park was pure joy. Owner and... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
J7665GMdeborahm
Best views in all of St Pete

What an experience this is! We went for a flight over the beaches of Fort de Soto and St Pete... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
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Biplane Rides conducts air tours over Saint Petersburg, Florida and the beaches around Tampa Bay. The biplane is a 1929 Travel Air built by Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Lloyd Stearman. This aeroplane carries two passengers in the front seat. The pilot flys from the rear seat. The radial engine is a 9 cylinder Lycomimg R680 225 HP. This low time aircraft has been completely restored and is absolutely a joy to fly. If you would like to step back in time and enjoy flying as it was in days gone by just give us a call so we save a date and time for you. Deposit is not required.
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18 Jun 2018
“exhilarating ride with spectacular views”
12 May 2018
“Best views in all of St Pete”
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540 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5037
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This open cockpit vintage plane ride over beaches and Ft. DeSoto park was pure joy. Owner and pilot are lovely, helpful men who make sure passengers are safe and comfortable. I loved looking down on the Don ce Sar building and the cannons at Ft....More

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Tom H, Owner at Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

We try to give everyone the experience of flying from days gone by..

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

What an experience this is! We went for a flight over the beaches of Fort de Soto and St Pete Beach and the views were just incredible - probably some of my favourite photos from the holiday! Everyone at Biplane Rides were so kind to...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Our teenage kids went for a ride and loved it. Nice pilot who makes sure you have fun and keeps it low key. No better way to see the area than a ride in an open cockpit biplane! They recently got a newly restored plane...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I’m not in the habit of doing lots of reviews these guys are the real deal. Simple fun tours very accommodating to a first time flyer he is 6. We’ll be back. Awesome experience

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Took my daughter on a vintage biplane ride for her 10th birthday. She lit up like the queen of the skies when she got a chance to fly the plane herself. I hade never flown so low or for so long over the beaches from...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The tour was amazing. We flew over Fort de Soto, St Pete Beach, saw the Skyway bridge from a distance, did multiple circles on the beach where we were staying. My wife took the wheel for a few minutes. The pilot was really nice and...More

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