Aerobatic Biplane Adventure

Concord, NC

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Overview

Take to the skies and experience the thrill of performing loops, rolls, and spins in a vintage aircraft during this Aerobatic Biplane Adventure!

  • Certified FAA Pilot is an aerobatic champion with over 20 years of experience flying Stearman Biplanes
  • Fly in the open cockpit of a meticulously restored WWII training aircraft, known as "Sweet Caroline"
  • Take in views of Lake Norman, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and more
  • Climb up to approximately 3,000 ft before thrilling maneuvers like rolls, spins, and loops
  • A truly unforgettable experience for thrill seekers and history buffs alike!
Concord Regional Airport - Concord, NC
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April - November:
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Essential Information
  • One person per flight
  • Must be at least 8 years old to fly
  • Must be at least 10 years old to man the controls
  • Participant must weigh no more than 275 lbs
  • Participant must present a valid form of ID
  • Helmet with communication headset will be provided
Duration
Approximately 30 or 60 minutes of flight time, depending on the option selected.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 passenger per flight
Spectators
Spectators are encouraged to watch the take-off and landing from the airport terminal. There may be an opportunity to take photos and ask questions about the aircraft, if escorted out of the terminal by the pilot.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Passengers typically will want to wear a jacket and light gloves if flying outside of the summer months. Closed-toes shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
Will I be cold in the open cockpit?

It is recommended to bring a light jacket with you, but it does depend on the season and weather for the day. During the summer months, a jacket is not always needed. Gloves during cooler months are recommended.

Can I bring a camera or video recorder on my flight?

Participants may bring a camera on board; however it is recommended to use a secure wrist strap.

Are there any weight or age restrictions?

The passenger must weigh no more than 275 lbs. To ensure the parachute fits correctly, this flight is suitable for anyone under the age of 8.

What is the difference between the 30 and 60-minute flight options?
During the 30-minute flight, your pilot will give you the thrill of a lifetime as you perform barrel rolls, point-rolls, hammerhead turns and more. If you select the 60-minute option, you'll have time for all that plus you'll have the opportunity to man the controls yourself. Or, you could simply enjoy some relaxed flight time and soak in the views... it's totally up to you!

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

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 6 reviews.
Thrilling and educational
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello James, What an awesome adventure you went on! I'm glad we were able to assist getting you out on a high flying adventure. It truly is a thrilling and educational experience. I hope you enjoyed the views of the North Carolina area and appreciate you sharing your review with us! Thanks, Ryan
Amazing experience! Brian was such a good pilot and made the whole experience even better by running you through the maneuvers he’s about to do, to the history of the plane - you can tell he loves what he does.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Nathan, Thanks for sharing your review with us! We truly work with the best of the best and will pass your kind review to Brian. I'm glad you enjoyed the maneuvers while being sky high and hope you enjoyed the scenic views of North Carolina. I'm glad you found us and appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Thanks, Ryan  
Absolutely the best gift for my husband! Bryan was amazing in explaining everything, giving him the opportunity to fly the plane, and the flying stunt moves were over the top! I could not have asked for a better experience for my husband on our Anniversary. #MaverickExperience #TopGun
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Courtney, Thank you for taking a moment to leave such a wonderful review! It makes me so happy knowing we could be apart of making you and your husbands’ anniversary so special. It sounds like it was a thrilling experience that came straight out of the movie! I will be sure to pass along your delightful message to your pilot Bryan. The Virgin Experience Gift’s team want to wish you a very Happy Anniversary. Regards, Briana 
The aerobatic experience was fantastic! Brian was very accommodating in my needs. He adjusted the pace and intensity of actions based on my preference. Definitely a go! Here is a video of my experience with Sweet Carolina. https://youtu.be/k_nkb1dZSrg
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Vincent, Thank you so much for letting us know you greatly enjoyed your Aerobatic Biplane Adventure! We are thrilled Brian was able to take such incredible care of you while also creating an absolutely exhilarating experience catered to your wishes! We hope your time in the sky was everything you dreamed it could be! Cheers, Garrett
Brian was a great instructor, very friendly and knowledgeable. Great weather and views up in the air. The "Sweet Caroline" Stearman bi-plane is a beautiful gem of WWII nostalgia. The aerobatic maneuvers were pretty incredible and not as terrifying as you might think. Everything seems to move a little slower at 2,200 feet. 5-star bucket list experience!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there, Christian, Thanks for writing in! Brian is such a stellar pilot, and we love that he was able to treat you to a fun day of soaring through the skies! Not many folks have the chance to ever see a beautiful restored Stearman biplane, let alone fly in one. It is so special to hear that the flight was not only a taste of nostalgia, but a thrill at that! We love that your time in the sky helped slow things down, and checked off a bucket list adventure for you. Very Best, ​Sophia 
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