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Tours & Charters

Vintage Sightseeing Tours

Romantic Flying Experiences | 2-6 Passengers | Departing From Fullerton Airport

Experience the magic of flight as you journey back in time to the 1930s, an unforgettable era when Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart made headlines with their world famous voyages that changed the course of history. Fly in our historic open cockpit WACO biplane that inspired people from all over the world to want to learn to fly so they could experience the magic of flight and see the world from this incredible new aerial perspective. You will fly in the world's only current production, luxury 1935 biplane, the WACO YMF-5C. This aircraft promises to deliver an unforgettable flying adventure for up to 2 passengers, as we search for hidden treasures around Los Angeles and Orange County from the air, day or night, in one of the most luxurious biplanes ever built.

Taking an aerial tour or charter flight in our 1957 Beech Super 18 Airliner, is a magical flying experience that will change how you see the world forever. It is like taking a trip back in time to the 1940s when luxury and comfort were still an important part of the flying experience. The sights, sounds and sensations of flying a vintage aircraft are very real, almost surreal, as we fly low enough to see the details of Downtown LA, the Hollywood Hills, Long Beach Harbor, Newport Beach, Balboa, Laguna Beach or Malibu. This is the most luxurious and best way to see Los Angeles, Orange County and Catalina Island from the air. We can comfortably carry up to 6 passengers in our Beech Super 18 aircraft. We also offer champagne, vintage wine, designer bottled water, and gourmet snacks if you want to make your experience first-class.


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AIR TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flight Time: 45 minutes
Aircraft: Beech Super 18
Passengers: Up to 6 Passengers (4 minimum)

Flying around downtown Los Angeles in our 1957 luxury airliner with friends is a magical experience to share together. Los Angeles is the 3rd largest economic center in the world. Marvel at the scale of the buildings as you enjoy them up close and personal from our vintage aerial perspective. You will be looking at the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi, the U.S. Bank Tower. This incredible building was completed in 1989 for $350M. It stands 1018' high, has 73 stories, was designed to withstand an 8.3 earthquake. The U.S. Bank is the tallest building in the world with a roof-top heliport. Feel the power and the influence of our great city's center as you experience the beauty and elegance of Downtown Los Angeles from the air from our vintage aircraft. This is a particularly magical experience at sunset and at night.


LONG BEACH HARBOR AIR TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flight Time: 30 minutes
Aircraft: Beech Super 18
Passengers: Up to 6 Passengers (4 minimum)

Fly over our nation's 2 busiest ports from 1,500 above the docks. View the glamorous Queen Mary ocean liner, built in 1936, as a trans-Atlantic passenger cruise ship. This amazing ship was the winner of the Blue Riband in August of 1936, for the fastest average speed across the North Atlantic. She sailed from Southampton, England for the last time in 1968 to be permanently moored here in Long Beach, California. Fly over the 1st and 2nd busiest container ports in the United States and view the USS Iowa parked near the Vincent Thomas bride on the west side of the harbor. You will be able to enjoy the immense scale of the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor, which together, import and export more than 7.8M containers worth more than $336B each year.


MALIBU, HOLLYWOOD & DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AIR TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Flight Time: 60 minutes
Aircraft: Beech Super 18
Passengers: Up to 6 Passengers (4 minimum)

Explore one of the most famous and expensive beach communities in the world. Affectionately known by those who live here as "27 miles of scenic beauty", Malibu is home to many of the entertainment industry's biggest stars. It is a very private city and can only be viewed properly from the air.

As you gaze down upon the steep sandstone cliffs that plunge violently to the sea from the cockpit of our majestic open cockpit biplane, you can almost imagine yourself as a movie star from the 1930s flying low over the homes of your fellow colleagues.

On the way back you will have a gander at the world famous Hollywood Sign, erected in 1923, in 45' high letters, so that it can be seen from many miles away. We will then fly past Griffith Park Observatory, opened in 1935, home to the Foucault Pendulum, and a 305 mm Zeiss telescope. Then join the downtown tour and marvel at the size and beauty of our cities center on the way back to the Fullerton aerodrome. This tour is particularly special at sunset and at night.


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND AIR TOUR

Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Flight Time: 60 Minutes
Aircraft: Beech Super 18
Passengers: Up to 6 Passengers (4 minimum)

Visiting Catalina today is like traveling back in time, to the 1940s. While we are circumnavigating this ancient 22 mile long island at 1,500' you will begin to understand why Catalina Island was chosen to become the only Channel Island to be commercially developed as a resort.

It is a very special place with its stunning jagged coastline filled with many private beaches, rocky shores and hidden coves, some of which were used by pirates and smugglers to stash their loot over 300 year ago. We will fly over the interior of the island as we traverse along its rugged ridgeline in search of its small population of about 150 wild American Bison that were brought to Catalina Island in 1924 during the making of a movie.

We will then marvel at its stunning 1,000' shear cliffs along its desolate and secret "backside," best known for its world-class dive sites, its majestic and rare kelp forests, that only grow in a few places in the world that are home to an abundant population of many types of fish like the giant sea bass, the bat ray, huge schools of flying fish, sardines, barracuda and the occasional leopard shark. We will over fly the famous "Airport in the Sky" that was built in 1946 on a plateau 1602' up near the islands center so that people could get into and out of the island faster and more efficiently than by boat. On the way back towards Fullerton, we might even catch a glimpse of a pair of blue whales or a mega pod of dolphins feeding at the surface.

We will join the Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor & Port of Los Angeles Tour to finish the experience. This tour is not to be missed if you are seeking to get the most adventure and best value for the money. This package is best enjoyed with friends late in the afternoon and finishing with a view of the city lights and touching down at the Fullerton Airport at sunset.


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flight Time: 45 minutes
Aircraft: Waco YMF-5C
Experience Includes: Safety Briefing | Flight from Fullerton Airport

See the 3rd largest economic center in the world up close and personal as you view the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. The U.S. Bank Tower, completed in 1989 for $350M, stands 1018' high, has 73 stories, was designed to withstand an 8.3 earthquake and is the tallest building in the world with a roof-top heliport. Feel the power and the influence of our great city's center as you experience the beauty and elegance of downtown Los Angeles from the air. This is a particularly magical experience at sunset and at night.


LONG BEACH HARBOR TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flight Time: 45 minutes
Aircraft: Waco YMF-5C
Experience Includes: Safety Briefing | Flight from Fullerton Airport

See the glamorous Queen Mary ocean liner, built in 1936, in all her glory from 1,000 feet above her deck. She was built as a trans-Atlantic passenger cruise ship and was the winner of the Blue Riband in August of 1936, for the fastest average speed across the North Atlantic. She sailed from Southampton, England for the last time in 1968 to be permanently moored in Long Beach, California. You will also see the 1st and 2nd busiest container ports in the United States, the immense Port of Los Angeles and the massive Long Beach Harbor, which together, import and export more than 7.8M containers worth more than $336B each year.


MALIBU, HOLLYWOOD & DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TOUR

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Flight Time: 70 minutes
Aircraft: Waco YMF-5C
Experience Includes: Safety Briefing | Flight from Fullerton Airport

Fly to one of the most famous and expensive beach communities in the world. Affectionately known by those who live here as "27 miles of scenic beauty", Malibu is home to many of the entertainment industry's biggest stars. It is a very private city and can only be viewed properly from the air.

As you gaze down upon the steep sandstone cliffs that plunge violently to the sea from the cockpit of our majestic open cockpit biplane, you can almost imagine yourself as a movie star from the 1930s flying low over the homes of your fellow colleagues.

On the way back you will have a gander at the world famous Hollywood Sign, erected in 1923, in 45' high letters, so that it can be seen from many miles away. We will then fly past Griffith Park Observatory, opened in 1935, home to the Foucault Pendulum, and a 305 mm Zeiss telescope. Then join the downtown tour and marvel at the size and beauty of our cities center on the way back to the Fullerton aerodrome. This tour is particularly special at sunset and at night.