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The Barnstormer 2 Person Fall Special
This flight takes you around the Louisville downtown area, over Churchill Downs, and up the Ohio River to the historic water tower. It is usually a 30 mile 20 minute flight but for a limited time, Classic Biplane Tours is offering a free upgrade to a 30 minute flight. This is an extra 10 minutes of thrill time for you and one other person all for $255.
Skyline and Riverfront Fall Special
On this flight you’ll have an extraordinary view of Churchill Downs, Louisville International Airport, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the Falls of the Ohio. You’ll also get a fabulous view of the Louisville Skyline, the Slugger Field, the Yum! Center, Waterfront Park, and continues on to follow the Ohio River into Southern Indiana and Oldham County. Our Summer Special is a 2 can ride for the price of 1. This package, regularly $325, is now $295.
On this flight you’ll have an extraordinary view of Churchill Downs, Louisville International Airport, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the Falls of the Ohio. You’ll also get a fabulous view of the Louisville Skyline, the Slugger Field, the Yum! Center, Waterfront Park, and more. The flight concludes with an upriver trip to 12 Mile Island.
See all the sights included in the Skyline and Riverfront Tour, plus an extended flight into southern Indiana. You’ll enjoy a trip up to 18 Mile Island and over the Henry County countryside. You might say the first half is the city tour, and the second half is the country tour.
Combine your flight with fine dining at the 4-star Le Relais restaurant inside the Bowman Field terminal. A sunset flight before or after a romantic dinner is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Since this is a popular anniversary idea, please make your dinner reservations directly with Le Relais, and make your flight reservations directly with us.
NOTE: This has been a popular anniversary celebration idea for many couples. For this option you should make your dinner reservations directly with Le Relais, and your flight reservations directly with us.
Steve is a missionary pilot for Agape Flights based in Venice, Florida. Agape makes weekly flights from Florida to various locations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic delivering supplies to 370 missionary families. Steve has been actively flying in the Louisville area since 1970.
For C.J. the love of flying is generational since as Steve’s son he has literally been flying all of his life. A flight instructor for 14 years he gained the rank of Captain while flying the Embraer 145 regional jet for Continental Express Airlines. He now is a corporate pilot serving as a Learjet Captain. C.J. looks forward to stepping out of the jets and flying “real” airplanes with Classic Biplane Tours. He eagerly awaits the chance to treat you to the joy of barnstorming over the beautiful city of Louisville!
Billy Ladd, Maintenance Director
Billy, a licensed aircraft and power plant mechanic with Inspection Authority (IA), has spent a full career in aircraft maintenance. He is an authority on radial engines, having worked on many different models of the multi-row radials in the military. He spent 35 years in mechanic work for commercial airlines including Delta, Air Transport International, and Fed Ex. Don’t be surprised if you see Billy walking around the plane wiping little spots of dirt and oil off as you’re boarding.
Gast Boulevard is off Dutchmans Lane and is where the Bowman Field Drivers License branch is located. Continue past the Drivers License branch to the Louisville Executive Aviation parking lot. We are located in the lobby of the large white hanger.
Frankly, your drive to and from the airport will be more dangerous. The aircraft is a modern version of the original 1935 Waco YMF and is built incorporating the latest in aircraft design technology. The aircraft is maintained in a manner that far exceeds the FAA required annual and 100-hour inspections. The pilots have over 60 years of accident free combined professional flying experience. Every flight is conducted while in continuous radio communication and radar control with the tower at Louisville International Airport—but we still have time to talk to you too! We are proud of our perfect safety record; however, with any extreme activity, there is some element of risk. Passengers will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to boarding.
Anything you want. On hot days we recommend that you dress cool (shorts and a T-shirt are fine). The passenger cockpit is warm, so you won’t need a jacket unless the outside temperature is 55 degrees or under. Long dresses for the ladies are fine, but if you wear high heels, you may have a little difficulty climbing into the plane.
Absolutely, and don’t forget to bring it! The only precaution is that you should secure the wrist strap during flight and not let the camera extend outside of the cockpit. Otherwise, someone on the ground may end up taking pictures of you with your camera.
We would like you to arrive about 15 minutes early. We schedule your flight time for an additional 30 minutes for photos, questions, and pre-flight briefing. The time spent on the ground before and after the flight is part of the whole experience, and we don’t want to rush you, so an early arrival will greatly assist us in staying on schedule.
Currently we do not do aerobatics. Aerobatics require a parachute and a maximum of one passenger, and most folks like having someone to ride with. But if you’re an adventurous type, we can give you a thrill ride that you won’t be disappointed with—we just won’t take you upside down.
Souvenirs of Your Flight
We have T-shirts and Hats available after your flight as souvenirs of your experience.
Want to relive your ride all over again? Be sure and request a DVD of your flight. There are three different camera views with all the sounds. If you have a surround sound system in your home, your viewing experience will be as realistic as you can get.
Great ride. It was beautiful! Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great for “kids” of any age, young or old! Would definitely go again.
What a wonderfully exciting flight. Steve, the pilot, is great fun and we felt safe and secure ever moment of this great adventure. I can’t recommend it enough.
The biplane tour was awesome. Being in an open cockpit plane was something I’ve never done, and now won’t forget. The pilot was very informative and courteous. He even gave us a certificate so we would remember our anniversary for years to come.
Highly recommend this. Buy the movie. FYI, a great couple runs this business.
I bought the Biplane ride as a gift for my father’s 70th birthday and he had a blast. Steve, the pilot, was very nice and accommodating while we took pictures and enjoyed the pre-flight preparation. I would highly recommend Classic Biplane Tours to my family and friends.
Many, many thanks for a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to see the video!!
A fun, outstanding experience. The pilot (owner) is very friendly, extremely accommodating, and very flexible. He will work with you to make your experience the best. I can’t wait to go again and will use this as a gift for someone else again.
A fun, outstanding experience. The pilot (owner) is very friendly, extremely accommodating, and very flexible. He will work with you to make your experience the best. I can’t wait to go again and will use this as a gift for someone else again. Great trip.
Thank you for accommodating our 5 year old son. He LOVED it.
Thanks for being so accommodating to my husband and sister-in-law. They had a great time, and appreciated the DVD!
VERY SMOOTH RIDE. PILOT AND ASST WERE VERY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL.
Took my wife for the Classic Biplane Tour on our anniversary, and it was an awesome experience. Great views of Louisville Airport, Churchill downs, Downtown, Ohio River and the historic water tower. It was a great experience riding in an open cockpit biplane!
It was a wonderful experience! We put the video that we took to music and posted it on Facebook. I hope to be able to come back again.
This was bought for my autistic grandson, and his grandfather. My grandson absolutely loved it! The people there were really nice and informative about the whole thing! Thumbs up!
Fantastic air tour over Louisville, would definitely commend to anyone wanting to see Louisville from the air :)
Pilot was a great guy….laid back, yet gave good directions and was concerned we could see/hear/communicate and have a good flight experience……..which we did. Will likely go back for a longer flight.
What fun! The pilot and his assistant were so friendly and nice.
Steve does a great job- takes good care of his customers.
An amazing experience! Would definitely do it again and highly recommend this to everyone!
Great trip. Short but sweet. Loved the experience of seeing Louisville from a biplane!