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Learn to Fly a Biplane


Item #: AIR-STL-0009
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Man the controls of a beautifully restored 1941 open cockpit Waco Biplane when you Learn to Fly in St. Louis!

  • The FAA certified Flight Instructor has 10,000+ hours in the pilot's seat and has flown nearly 18,000 passengers
  • Soar high above city landmarks that may include the renowned St. Louis Arch, Busch Stadium and the Edward Jones Dome
  • Experience the thrill of flying for yourself when you take control of the aircraft at cruising altitude!
St. Louis Downtown Airport - St. Louis, MO
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July - October:
Daily - Pending weather and pilot availability

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Essential Information
  • Participants may not be over 6'5"
  • Single passengers must weigh less than 225 lbs
  • Participants must be over the age of 18
  • Please bring a government issued valid form of identification
  • No experience necessary
The duration of this experience is dependent on the flight option selected. With the 30 minute flight option, you can plan on being at the airport for approximately 1 hour and with the 60 minute flight option, you can plan on being at the airport for approximately 1.5 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The Learn to Fly a Biplane experience is for 1 student and 1 pilot.
Spectators are welcome to come up to the plane when it is not running, take photos, and watch the experience from the ground.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please dress for the weather of the day. It is recommended to bring an extra jacket.

Our partners kindly request that all participants who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area to reschedule your experience. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Do I need experience?
No experience is needed for the Learn to Fly a Biplane lesson!
What kind of plane will we fly?
You will be in the pilot's seat of a restored 1941 Waco Biplane.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a valid form of identification such as a license or passport.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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