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Bi-Plane Rides in Oceano, California Glide Above the Beach and Sand Dunes



Oceano, Calif. --If you've never taken a bi-plane ride, there's no better location to give one a try than in Oceano. This oceanfront city located in San Luis Obispo County near Pismo Beach has a small airport where rides are offered for a reasonable price.  Biplane Rides  at Banner Airways, 561 Air Park Drive Hanger C, Oceano, California 93445  Call: (805) 474-6491

Climb aboard "Betsy" 1943 Super Stearman

The scenery is unbelievable as you soar through the blue skies above Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, Avila Beach and even above the Oso Flaco sand dunes. With two excursions offered or customized trips, you can see the ocean, the dunes, several piers, mountains and even cars and people below. We even waved to our friends at the Best Western Shorecliff Hotel.

You must be suited up with regulation gear that includes a leather jacket, safety vest, hat with headphones and goggles.  After you are briefed on flight safety, you climb aboard the small craft and sit in the front cockpit with its own rudders and control panels showing things such as the speed you are going. Similar to riding in a convertible, the top speed usually is around 80 miles per hour. The captain sits in the seat behind you. He tells you to keep your feet off the rudders. He's in charge, driving and steering the plane. 

Stunt flying excitement is also available for those who prefer more thrills. The cost of this great adventure ranges from around $100 to $200 though you can pay more and take a customized tour if you prefer.

Owned and operated by a family of military pilots with thousands of hours of flight training behind them, you can fly with the knowledge that safety and training have put you in the hands of some of the most skilled aviators you'll find.