Napa Valley Biplane Company, Inc. Napa Valley Biplane CompanyNVBC
napabiplane.comnapabiplaneTo become a companion of the bird,
to search the skies from great heights,
to look down upon the flattened earth
while his aeroplane bears him where his whim directs,
to awaken to the throbbing of the motor and the song of the propeller.
All of these and more are what flying mean and there are none
who may not taste it's delights.
French Aviator - Alfred MosanThe Napa Valley Biplane Company invites you and a friend to experience
the thrill and exhilaration of open cockpit flying over the beautiful Napa
Valley. From the front seat of a newly restored Boeing Stearman biplane,
return to a bygone era when aviation was in its infancy. Greet the morning as the sun rises over the Napa Valley, dance with the
clouds at midday, or experience a beautiful sunset at days end. Come and
participate in this once in a lifetime return to the golden age of aviation. We can arrange to fly over specific areas of the Napa Valley for those
passengers wishing to see a special winery, vineyard, or point of interest.
Our antique biplane rides make a very special gift,company or group outing.
Reminiscent of the barnstorming era of aviation, all passengers are offered
the use of a leather flying helmet, jacket, flying goggles and gloves.
We encourage passengers to bring a camera to record this special event.
Our biplane rides offer a unique opportunity to take some spectacular
aerial photographs and video of the beautiful Napa Valley!Ride Packages
(Engine Start To Shutdown)
Single Passenger30 min. - $159.00
45 min. - $249.00
1 hour - $299.00
Passenger BriefingExtended Rides & Group
Discounts By Arrangement
Gift Certificates Available For All Occasions
Payment By Cash Or Check
Visa & MasterCarDeveloped by an all-star team of engineers, the Stearman was the primary
military trainer in early 1940. Sturdy and rugged, the PT-17 as it was
called, was built in greater quantity than any other American biplane.
Its handsome, well-proportioned outlines led one Stearman veteran to
refer to it as the "Gentlemen" of all aircraft.
As military aircraft became more sophisticated, a need arose to develop
more modern trainers, and the Stearman was released from military
service in the late 1940’s. What could have spelled the end actually became a new life for this
legendary aircraft. Visiting small town country fairs, the Stearman
barnstormed its way into aeronautical history. During the 1950's, the
plane was used in a more functional manner as as a crop duster in the
agricultural industry. Regal, nostalgic and loyal, the Stearman is one of the finest example
of American aircraft engineering. So strap on your leather helmet and
tighten up your goggles. Climb on board the mighty Stearman and
experience a piece of aviation history!For further information or to schedule a flight please call or air mail us at:
Flight Operations Office: 510 223-2657
Air Mail: [email protected]:ballon rides
The Napa Valley Biplane Company conducts flight operations out of the
Napa County Airport/Aerodrome, located just 12 miles South of the city
of Napa off Highway 29. ( See Yahoo Maps )
Click on photos to enlarge.Napa County Aerodrome
*Public Parking And Aircraft Access Available Adjacent To The Aircraft Ramp And Grassy Area Located North Of The Airport Administration Building