Experience Amazing Flying Tours of San Diego

San Diego Sky Tours Provides Aerial Tours and Flight Adventures Above America’s Finest City

“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.” -Otto Lilienthal

San Diego Sky Tours provides a unique look to all there is to offer here in this incredible city. From slow relaxed flights to dog-fighting mid-air, San Diego Sky Tours offers fun for the whole family! Phil Kendro met me (and my 8 year old son) at Montgomery Field to talk about what his company does. Take a look at the video and then I’ll go over some highlights!:

Whether you’re in town for just the day and want to take in the whole city in 30 minutes, or you’re a local who wants to learn acrobatics in the sky, this company can provide you excitement! Phil Kendro has been flying since he was 17 years old, and is a 20 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he flew the AV-8B Harrier II aircraft and was a Beechcraft T-34 flight instructor. He flew Cessna Citations here in San Diego along with another San Diego Sky Tours instructor. He has always loved aviation, and has found so much fun and entertainment in what he’s doing now, providing flying tours of San Diego and “sky combat” for thrill-seeking San Diegans.

Flying Tours of San Diego

The Basics

Anyone from 10-100 years old is welcome aboard the 1970’s Great Lakes 2-T Biplane, seen behind me in the video. (There is also a six-passenger Cessna if you’d like to be fully enclosed.) As long as you can reach all of the controls, and understand the risks involved, you’re able to fly in the sky with the only FAA approved scenic formation flying tour company.

Flying tours of San Diego can be scheduled anytime throughout the week, and also on the weekend. Peak tour days are usually Friday-Sunday. You can book a tour on their website.

Flying Tours of San Diego

The Mild

If you’re looking for a very mild ride, San Diego Sky Tours has a few options. Their most popular is the Socal Classic Tour, where they usually head out of Montgomery Field, pass over Lindberg Airport, fly down the bay, see Petco Park, Coronado (check out all of the fun things there are to do there on the ground), and fly past Point Loma, Mission Beach, the Mt. Soledad Memorial, and even more exciting spots! While you’re viewing these incredible places from the sky, your military trained tour guide will explain to you exactly what you’re seeing and ask how you’re doing. The sightseeing tours usually last 30-45 minutes, but you can order up a longer flight around town if you’d like. Those who enjoy a slow plane ride will like this option, as you get to see San Diego’s points of interest from a view you’ve probably never seen before! You can also reserve a champagne sunset tour, where you’ll fly over the skyline around the time the sun dips into the horizon. San Diego sunsets are some of the best in the world! They also provide whale watching tours, and air combat.

Flying Tours of San Diego

The Wild

If you like to take a walk on the wild side, San Diego Sky Tours can handle this request with ease. Strap into the open cockpit, and make sure to bring a buddy with you. The two of you can dog-fight in the sky! Find out what it is like to experience a military battle while taking in the beauty of San Diego. With the Air Combat tours, Phil and his team will take you through a briefing to make sure you’re not doing anything too crazy, and that you can take on the mission. Once you accept the mission, you receive flight gear (and GoPros if you’d like!) and set out to “take down” your rival. The combat tours usually last 50-55 minutes, and are a ton of fun for those looking for a thrill.

Flying Tours of San Diego

Fun in the Sun

Overall, San Diego Sky Tours provides something here in town that no one else does, and if you’re up for a ride in the sky, it’s totally worth booking flying tours of San Diego for you and your friends! If you’re looking for something in the middle of the mild and wild, they do offer aerobatic flights where you can do some spins and flips, while feeling in control, and not having to worry about your target mission. This is an activity you can do with friends or family, so don’t miss out! The action and adventure is waiting, book a tour on their website this week. Have you ridden in a Biplane before? Let us know what you thought!!

Amanda Henry
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Amanda Henry is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, photographer, web designer, mom, and freelance blogger living the luxury and active lifestyle in San Diego.