Have you ever just had one of those mornings that you will always remember as special? Our passenger Mike and I had just left in the biplane and went out for a Beach and Bay tour. The day was just that normal San Diego day, clear skies, smooth air and beautiful colors. We took off from Montgomery Field, which is only about 5-7 minutes from Downtown San Diego by uber, and enjoyed the sky and the views.Read More
San Diego has more to do with surfing history than either Huntington Beach or Malibu. Avid surfer John Wade, a Hawaiian north shore resident and Airline pilot tells an exciting story of the birth of California surfing in California.Read More
What do you get when you bring people to an airport where they do something exciting and challenging? A GREAT TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE that no one will forget. Our activities are education, exciting, exhilarating and nothing short of exceptional.Read More
Corporate and Private Pilot jobs operate business jets like Citations, Falcon and Gulfstream's for business executives and wealthy patrons. These jobs are usually based in a geographic area like a local city or international airport, and have 2 to 12 pilots depending on the operation.Read More
Now all that said about the wonderful advances technology has made to enhance safety and create a clear pathway to a career in aviation comes with a price. Students starting out in a modern trainer and being fast tracked into the cockpit of a sophisticated turbine powered aircraft often miss out on an ample exposure to basic stick and rudder flying..Read More
We enjoy reading John Wades advice on the future of Aviation jobs for todays youth, but looking back in his past has some VERY interesting gems of history. These gold nuggets of experience may shine some insight and give credibility...Read More
Flying airplanes is a great way to make a living and there has never been a better time to embark on an aviation career. If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.Read More
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“I zoom up violently, the pressure pushes me into my seat, my sight goes for a second, then more shots, they’re both at me, I’m skidding madly, zooming, doing flat turns, quick rolls, anything to stop them getting a bead on me, ..." –Arthur Gould LeeRead More
The first time a person goes up in a biplane, they really don't know what to expect from the experience. I didn't really know either on my first flight. Quickly I realized in flight that this biplane flight was magic.Read More
5 Tips and Gotcha's that we can help you with before hand. Cheap isn't always good when it comes to aviation. The purpose of this article is to identify common mistakes made and give pointers to picking the aerial tour that is right for you. Most aviators I know were inspired by that airplane ride long ago. The Aerial Tour IS a passionate experience. Your heart rate jumps up a notch and your senses tingle. This awareness creates a fabulous moment that enhances your senses and imprints a long lasting impression on your life.Read More
This aviators paradise we enjoy in San Diego is something many aviators appreciate but do not appreciate its fleeting existence. At Sky Tours, we realize the freedom may only last another decade because of drones, flying cars and taxi's causing new rules and congestion.Read More
We listen to people every day when they call ask about the difference between Airplane and Helicopter Tours. We wrote this article to bring up some great points to the person making these decisions. Every one wants to get up in the air for the birds eye view, but we just wanted to illustrate why we believe Airplanes are more fun and more economical for Aerial Tours.Read More
This article describes how aviators and engineers misunderstood some basic aerodynamics and engineering that are taken for granted today.Read More
The answer is 'yes' and it is one of the most exciting and unusual tours in the world. San Diego Sky Tours are the only tour company in the world that fly formation tours in separate biplanes ...Read More
After the unusual set of rain storms in San Diego this winter, some spectacular views have been brought out. Either by mountain hikes or our comfortable aerial tours, you can enjoy what unique views the rains bring to San Diego...Read More
If you need to find a Valentines Adventure for that truly active individual and the timing is right, our Air Combat Couples Tour is the ultimate afternoon fun, you both will have beautiful flying dreams for days.Read More
Many current residents or visitors to San Diego don’t realize that it is where naval aviation began. Navy Lieutenant Theodore Ellyson arrived to deserted sand flats known as the North Island area of San Diego in 1911. While part of modern day Coronado, this land mass was actually separated during the high tide portion of the day. Glenn Curtiss, a competitor to the Wright Brothers leased the property and set up shop teaching flying to Army and Navy pilots. This lasted until 1917, the beginning of the American entry into World War I, when the military assumed the area.
While the Navy initially set up a camp in the same area in 1912, the Army later took control in 1913 until the area was split into camps for both the Navy and Army. Initially known as “Camp Trouble” for the Navy, North Island was finally commissioned a Naval Air Station in 1917, and called Naval Air Station San Diego until 1955. On August 15, 1963, the station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by resolution of the House Armed Services Committee.
Today, you can experience flight over and around the Birthplace of Aviation similar to planes that flew during World War I. Join us at www.sandiegoskytours.com and learn more.