Bi-Plane-rides-NSB-Florida Our company provides scenic coastal Air Tour flights under a Federal Aviation Administration LOA (Letter of Authorization) which regulates pilots and aircraft maintenance criteria associated with this flight operation. The company also provides flight instruction by FAA Certified Flight Instructors in tailwheel type historic aircraft used by the US Army Air Corps and US Navy during the World War II era. BiPlane FunFlights also specializes in tailwheel endorsements and insurance endorsements for   J-3, PT-17 and T-6 aircraft.

 


 

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  A short story about about one of our aircraft

N32127 White Mtn NH 70s

 

Two WACO aircraft (Weaver Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio) were delivered to White Mountain Airport in New Hampshire in November 1941 for use in a U.S. Army Air Corps civilian flight school to qualify cadets for military flight training. These two aircraft were registered as N32167 and N32168. This photo shows N32167 on the ramp at White Moutain Airport in its military colors. N32167 is the aircraft flown by BiPlane FunFlights for Air Tours. N32168 remains in New England flying summer Air Tours at Martha’s Vineyard airport.

 

 

 

RACE WEEK

February of each year, the Daytona Beach area hosts thousands of visitors within the sunshine state.  Route 1 which borders the New Smyrna Beach Airport is a favorite road for visitors with a multitude of  activities, including BiPlane FunFlights which offers Race Week visitors promotional prices for its open cockpit scenic flights for Air Tours and Warbird Instruction Flights with advanced bookings.
 

Call AirGate Aviation 386-478-0600 to book your flight during Race Week.

FORD TRI-MOTOR

March of each year, the Experimental Aircraft Association bases its historic Ford Tri-Motor classic aircraft for one week at the AirGate Aviation ramp on New Smyrna Beach Airport for Air Tours.  BiPlane FunFlights is based at AirGate Aviation and offers aviation enthusiasts the opportunity of flying in its historic aircraft at promotional prices for Air Tours and Instruction Flights with advanced bookings.


Call AirGate Aviation 386-478-0600 to book your BiPlane FunFlight during Ford Tri-Motor Week.


BIKE WEEK

March of each year, the Daytona Beach area hosts thousands of bikers to the sunshine state.  Route 1 which borders the New Smyrna Beach Airport is a favorite cruising road for bikers with a multitude of biker-oriented activities, including BiPlane FunFlights which offers Bikers promotional prices for its open cockpit scenic flights for Air Tours and Warbird Instruction Flights with advanced bookings. 

 
Call AirGate Aviation 386-478-0600 to book your flight during Bike Week.


BALLOON FEST

April of each year, an air show event occurs at the New Smyrna Beach Airport which is open to the public and includes opportunities for attendees to experience the thrill of flight by taking rides in aircraft during the event.  BiPlane FunFlights, based at the airport, offers special Balloon Fest flights in Air Tour and Instruction Flight aircraft.
 

Call AirGate Aviation 386-478-0600 to book your flight. Advanced bookings are encouraged.  Ask for information about rates and schedules for the Balloon Fest.

BIKETOBER FEST

October of each year, the Daytona Beach area hosts thousands of bikers to the sunshine state.  Route 1 which borders the New Smyrna Beach Airport is a favorite cruising road for bikers with a multitude of biker-oriented activities, including BiPlane FunFlights which offers Bikers promotional prices for its open cockpit scenic flights for Air Tours and warbird Instruction Flights with advanced bookings.  


Call AirGate Aviation 386-478-0600 to book your flight during Biketober Fest.

HOLIDAYS

Additional holiday events honored by BiPlane FunFlights each year include:
Veterans Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day during which special promotional prices are available.


Call AirGate Aviation  386-478-0600 to book your flight for these holidays.

 

 

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS

BiPlane FunFlights specializes in providing aviation services to customers who desire flight experience in classic military aircraft produced during the 1940’s golden era of aviation.  Aviation services include open cockpit biplane Air Tours of the scenic seascapes south of Daytona Beach, and flight instruction in World War II trainer aircraft.    All flight operations meet Federal Aviation Regulations for Air Tours and Flight Instruction piloted by professional, experienced crews authorized by the FAA to perform these flight duties.

 


 

 

Facilities

"Let's Go Flying"

AirGate Aviation Scheduling and Information Services are located at 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach Airport. Their professional staff provides customer information on BIPLANE FUNFLIGHTS Air Tours and Instructional Flights, books flights, schedules customer flights and arranges pilots for each flight.

AirGate Ramp Services refuels Air Tour and Instructional aircraft, tugs aircraft to and from the BiPlane FunFlights hangar and aids passengers entering and leaving the aircraft cockpits. Ramp service also assists passengers while they are walking on the ramp to insure their safety and assists pilots with ramp departure and arrival.

Facilities include those at AirGate Aviation (2022 Aero Circle) which provides BiPlane FunFlights customers a safe and comfortable location for its Air Tour operations.

AirGate Aviation is a full service Fixed Base Operator offering their customers Charter Flight service, specializing in daily flights to the Bahama islands. Their facilities include a comfortable customer waiting lounge, courteous staff performing aircraft scheduling and telephone information service operational from 9am to 7pm daily.

Their facilities also include AirGate Café offering high quality food service

 

 

 

BiPlane FunFlights is pleased to offer its customers professionally crafted Gift Certificate cards which allow Air Tours to be purchased for friends and family in advance of special occasions such as birthdays, holidays (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) or anniversaries.  

Gift Certificates are also ideal for aviation enthusiasts, historians, and pilots who would enjoy Instructional Flights in classic trainers operated by BiPlane FunFlights.  These flights offer a unique opportunity to experience flying these historic aircraft.  

Veterans who trained in these aircraft enjoy reliving their military experience as a gift from friends and family.

AirGate Aviation can mail these Gift Certificates to the recipient or provide them for pick-up at the AirGate office.  Each certificate identifies the recipient, gift provider, choice of aircraft and type of flight.  Certificates are valid for 1 year after purchase and can be redeemed by scheduling the flight via telephone or in person at the AirGate office.

 

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The Piper Cub J-3 aircraft

was used by the military in civilian-owned flight schools for qualifying cadets prior to acceptance into military flight training programs. This 1940’s era aircraft was recognized as an excellent primary trainer with its conventional tail wheel configuration. A military version (L-4 Grasshopper) of the J-3 was custom-built for the U.S military as a forward spotter aircraft and medical evacuation. Equipped with a Continental Aircraft Engine 65 horsepower 4-opposed cylinder engine, this reliable aircraft had a long history of military service. Its simplicity, with absolute minimum instrumentation, demands that pilots trained in this aircraft develop excellent stick and rudder skills along with basic ground-referenced visual cues and auditory cues associated with engine and wind noise.

The J-3 used by BiPlane Fun Flights was manufactured by Piper Aircraft Company in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania during 1946

1. USES

Military & Civilian.

2. Power

Continental Aircraft Engine 65 horsepower 4-opposed cylinder engine.

3. manufactured by

Piper Aircraft Company.

Do you want the ultimate Biplane experience? Or Do you want to Gift The ultimate Biplane experience?

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GIFT CERTIFICATES are now available to provide that ultimate experience to someone.

Gift certificates orders are booked by AirGate Aviation

Gift Certificates may be picked up at the AirGate Aviation office or mailed directly to the recipient following purchase.

Call 386-478-0600 to set up your flight Appointment or Buy A Gift Certificate.

Our Vintage Aircraft

Waco UPF-7

Air Tours Ops

Piper Cub J-3

Instruction Flight Ops

Boeing PT-17

Instruction Flight Ops

North American AT-6G

Instruction Flight Ops

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