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. 

1930 Stanley Biplane rides
Ride in a 1930 "Stanley" Biplane (above) or a Douglas DC-3 (below)

"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!


Golden Age Air Tours will be offering rides in a magnificent Douglas DC-3. The DC-3, which made air travel popular and the airline industry possible, is universally recognized as the greatest airplane of its time. Eight decades after its first flight, the DC-3 remains an aviation legend.

Specialized Helicopters

Helicopter Rides

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.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines

The Coolest Show on Earth
April 28, 2019 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport