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"The Coolest Show on Earth"
April 29, 2018 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport
aircraft rides at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines event

Thrilling Aircraft Rides

Airplane Rides in a Stanley Biplane
Enjoy a thrilling aircraft rides in a Stanley Biplane. Photo: Bradley Wittke, official event photographer for Miramar Events.

Get ready for the ride of your life and an experience you will never forget! Rides will be available in everything from helicopters to vintage bi-planes. Rides are provided by independent operators. Contact the operators for pricing and scheduling (see web links below).

Stanley Biplane Rides
1930 Stanley Biplane
1930 "Stanley" Biplane (above) and 1926 Travelair Biplane (below)
1926 Travelair Biplane

"Stanley", 1930 New Standard Biplane

Take an unforgettable flight in Nostalgic Warbirds Rides 1930 New Standard biplane named "Stanley". Stanley can hold four passengers in the front cockpit so you can enjoy this experience with your entire family! The New Standard biplane was built specifically for barnstorming by Ivan Gates of "Gates Flying Circus" and Charles Healy Day in an effort to carry as many passengers as possible. Stanley is one of the few New Standards flying in the world today. Experience an authentic barnstorming ride in this rare airplane!

1926 Travelair Biplane

Coastal Air Tours will be offering rides in a 1926 Travelair 4000 biplane. It’s the oldest Travelair in the world and is powered by a Wright Whirlwind engine.

Specialized Helicopters

Enjoy a breath-taking helicopter ride from Specialized Helicopters. You will take one of two extraordinary flights. One flight will take off towards the north, where you will fly over the beautiful Montara Beach and back down towards Miramar Beach, then to the airport. The other flight will take you down south towards Frenchman's Creek, in view of the legendary Ritz-Carlton and its famous golf course, then back to the airport.

Helicopter Rides


Half Moon Bay Airport
Half Moon Bay, California

April 29, 2018
10am – 4pm