Here’s a chance to fly in a WWII 1942 open-cockpit biplane. Put yourself in the capable hands of Chris Prevost, president and founder of Vintage Aircraft Company. A commercial-licensed pilot for 30 years, Chris has flown over 75 different aircraft in his lifetime. Now celebrating 40 years of air tours over wine country, Vintage Aircraft offers flights in WWII aircraft: the convertible-in-the-sky, open cockpit biplane — the Stearman; dual-control AT6 “Texan” and the rare fighters, P51 “Mustang” and P40 “Warhawk”Chris and his other two highly experienced commercial-licensed pilots, Tom Morris and Dan Vance offer 20-minute “Scenic Flights” over the beautiful Sonoma Valley and a variety of 40-minute “Explorer Flights.”
These include a “Wine Country Tour” of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Book a “West to the Pacific” tour over the hills of Sonoma, Novato, Petaluma and out to Tomales Bay for a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. Or take a “Spires of the City” tour for a panoramic look at Sausalito and Tiburon Harbors, circling Mt. Tamalpais en route to Pt. Reyes before returning to Sonoma. If you like, your pilots can add an aerobatic thrill to your experience, inverting in an open cockpit, a barrel-roll, hammer-head or a famous Cuban Eight maneuver.
Pull on your flying helmet, climb up the wing and strap yourself into the front seat for a lifetime thrill. The Vintage Aircraft Company is located at the Sonoma Valley Airport, 23982 Arnold Drive, in Sonoma. Take Hwy 37 to Hwy 121, about 6 miles north of the Hwy 37-121 intersection.
23982 Arnold Drive, Sonoma • (707) 938-2444 • vintageaircraft.com