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     Biplane rides are available in many parts of the United States.  Below are links to some of their websites.  These are links to people and places that I (Andrew) know personally, and all of them have helped me with opportunities, advice, and camaraderie over the years.


The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Rhinebeck, NY

The Aerodrome is about 100 miles north of New York City, in the scenic Hudson River Valley.  Spending weekends there as a boy was a fantastic experience, and later on getting the opportunity to fly some of the great aircraft there like the Great Lakes biplane and the famous Fokker Triplane was a very unique experience for someone in their early 20s.  The opportunities and experience gained at Old Rhinebeck led directly to the many other varied opportunities that I've enjoyed since, including barnstorming.  The Aerodrome gives biplane rides in a New Standard D-25 that can carry up to four passengers in addition to the pilot.


Goodfolk and O'Tymes Biplane Rides

Jamestown, Ohio

For the past few years I've had a lot of fun being a part of Dewey Davenport's barnstorming operation, and I'll continue to be involved whenever I can.  Dewey has a Travel Air biplane named Ace and a New Standard D-25 named Deuce, and together we've taken them all over Ohio and Indiana.  He's Mr. Goodfolk, and I'm Mr. O'Tymes, and he has produced a number of videos of our adventures.  Look for his channel on YouTube.


Golden Age Air Museum

Bethel, Pennsylvania

This is a living museum of flying that was established in 1997 and has been growing steadily ever since.  It currently houses about 20 flying vintage aircraft, and a similar number awaiting restoration. Events are held about once a month from May to October, and feature rare types such as the one-of-a-kind 1926 Winstead Special biplane that was built by two brothers who worked for the Travel Air company in Wichita.  GAAM gives biplane rides in a 1929 Waco, which I have many happy hours in.


Biplane Rides of America

Brodhead, Wisconsin

Ted Davis runs this operation, one of those aviation people who everybody knows.  I was in Hawaii once wearing one of Ted's tee shirts and somebody said to me, "You know Ted Davis?!"  Ted is a long time flyer and instructor, and started barnstorming about 2008.  He also has one of the top vintage aircraft restoration shops in America.  He has a 1929 New Standard for biplane rides, one of two that he restored over the years, and he's working on a third.


Waldo Wright's Flying Service

Winter Haven, Florida in the Winter

Portage, Michigan in the Summer

Rob Lock is another well known pilot who has probably flown as many biplane ride passengers as just about anybody alive today.  He has a New Standard D-25 for "normal" biplane rides, a Travel Air E-4000 that he's planning to put on floats to offer seaplane biplane rides, and a World War 2 Stearman that he offers flight experiences in where you can fly the airplane.

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