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“WOW and WOW!!”

St. Augustine Biplane Rides
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: St. Augustine's Only Authentic Biplane Company! Attention! We Are Open Year Round. Autumn And Winter Are Perfect Times To Fly In Florida!! Experience The Thrill of Flying in a Biplane. At St. Augustine Biplane Rides you will have the rare opportunity to travel back in time to the "Golden Age of Aviation." Our Biplane Seats Up to Four Passengers! Yep, our WACO biplane seats up to 4 passengers, so you can bring along a loved one, a pal, or bring the kiddos! Our Waco is a true time machine and we are the world's only company offering rides in a genuine fully restored 1935 Custom Cabin Waco Biplane. If you love St. Augustine from the ground you will appreciate it even more from the air. The Views from the Biplane are unmatched by any other flying machine. Where else can you fly in a true piece of aviation history over one of the most historic places in the USA! Our company offers this unique "combined" experience offered nowhere else... Sightseeing at it's Best.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went on this ride with my son and it was a great adventure. Dave is a wonderful host and pilot and tells you all about the plane before you take-off. He takes you all over St. Augustine (we did the "Anastasia Island" tour) and it was a great experience. The scenery was wonderful and Dave points out things of interest along the way. The plane holds two people other than the pilot and the whole trip was thrilling! Definitely plan to do it again with other friends.

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WacoPilot, Owner at St. Augustine Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

WoW! tends to be a common response after flights, and I mean the good kind of WoW! :) We lovvvvve hearing it. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us it really is appreciated. Thank You. Cheers. Waco Wacko Dave

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Wow! My wife found this on TA and suggested it for our anniversary get away. I enjoy flying but have never flown in an open cockpit due to my fear of heights.

Dave was a great host and pilot. He was friendly, laid back, but very professional. His plane is very well maintained and obviously his pride and joy. This plane is a 2 passenger front seat Waco. The ride was just awesome. I had no fear of heights at all once while we were airborne. The ride was smooth and not too windy as long as you kept your head withing the windshield area. Dave gave us a great tour of St. Augustine and the beaches of Anastasia Island. While we were in the air he spotted marine life in the ocean and made a few passes by it so that we could see it.

He explained everything from take off to landing. He was accommodating to photographs taking several shots of us on the ground. It was an amazing trip! One that we will never forget. I highly recommend this adventure. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks Dave!

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WacoPilot, Owner at St. Augustine Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank You! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, your time to convey what we do and the great experience you had is more than appreciated. We are very happy you enjoyed the flight. Thanks for mentioning the marine life, we don't alllllways see something but it is common in the summer to see anything from Dolphins, Manta Rays, Sting Rays, Sea Turtles, Manatee's, schools of fish and even Sharks, no Mermaids kids sorry. Thank you again for the wonderful review. Cheers. Waco Wacko Dave

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

You have to take the ride yourself!! I can't give the feeling of an open cockpit adequate words. The plane is a beautiful Waco Biplane, super safe and stable. Dave is a super pilot, easy, safe, knowledgeable, and smooth; a no-surprises kind of guy. You could not be in better hands. I can think of no better way to see St Augustine, the beach, estuaries, and the Castillo.

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WacoPilot, Owner at St. Augustine Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

I read once of a similar company scaring a passenger by doing a sudden roll in a Biplane!!! We would never do that. The Waco Biplane as you experienced is a very stable aircraft to fly in, surprisingly, unlike some other small aircraft. Which lends itself beautifully to a first time flight in a Biplane, or any airplane! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us and the other kind words you mentioned, it is more than appreciated. Cheers. Wacko Dave

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

My birthday gift to my friend was a biplane ride, he said that was one of the best birthdays he had. So thrilling, I was more scared than him, good scared, not bad scared. Felt safe and secure, what a way to see our beautiful town. Before we took off, Dave explained everything so we felt familiar and comfortable with it all, including him. I highly suggest doing or giving this experience to someone you love. YEE-HA ! Jerry

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WacoPilot, Owner at St. Augustine Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank You Jerry for your review! I'm glad you weren't tooo scared, good scared... I was a little too (: Juuuust Kiddding. Many folks who fly with us are a little intimidated at first but end up having a great experience. I'm very attentive to passenger safety and comfort so it's nice to hear I'm doing a good job, and even nicer knowing you enjoyed your ride! Thank you again for taking the time to give us a review and a great one at that. Best Regards
Waco Wacko Pilot Dave

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Traveling at 1000 feet in an open cockpit biplane is an awesome way to see the St. Augustine area. Also, flying in a pre World War II plane is FUN! Dave is an excellent pilot, businessman, and tour guide. His preflight briefing was thorough and reassuring. His piloting skills were impeccable. The plane was clean and in obviously great condition. The flight was surprisingly smooth, and the radial engine was quieter than expected. Dave provided just the right amount of information during the flight. The cost is reasonable considering the unique experience offered. My wife and I highly recommend flying with Dave. Note: Dave indicated that he should soon be able to take folks on acrobatic flights, and I plan to join him for that experience.

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WacoPilot, Owner at St. Augustine Biplane Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank You for your review!! Of course we do think we are the best tour OVER St. Augustine! We do appreciate the time you took to write this review, and of course delighted you enjoyed your ride. And yes (not advertising here ;) we are offering a basic Aerobatic Ride very soon for the thrill seekers... Thank you for mentioning it. Best Regards. Waco Wacko Dave

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