You bring the smile....
we'll supply the white scarf and goggles.
Each flight is tailored to the individual rider. You will experience
a nice, level, sightseeing ride unless you specifically ask for
thrills. Take the controls and fly a piece of aviation history,
or brace yourself for the excitement of loops, rolls and hammerheads
in an open cockpit bi-plane.
Your flight will be 60 minutes in duration, and you can choose
to include aerobatics in your flight profile. As a memento from
your adventure, you'll receive a series of 4X6 photos taken during
The Location: We fly out
of the Atlanta Northside Aviation, Inc. terminal at the Cobb County
McCollum Airport in Kennesaw, Georgia. Advance reservations are
The Bi-Plane: The aircraft
we use for our flights is a Naval Aircraft Factory (the manufacturer)
N3N-3. It entered service in May of 1941. One of approximately
980 produced and 50 left flying in the world, it was used as a
primary trainer for the U.S. Navy during WWII. The N3N-3 was the
last bi-plane to be used in U.S.military service. This aircraft
(N45163) has been lovingly (okay, there was some screaming involved)
restored to a "like new" condition..
The N3N-3's were built to be very rugged (designed to +9 and
-5 g's). In the hands of new naval cadets, these aircraft lived
a rough life teaching the basics and challenges of airmanship.
Because of its color and demand of respect, the cadets affectionately
nicknamed it the "Yellow Peril."
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
should I wear? The aircraft offers good protection from the
elements, so dress as if you were going for a ride in a convertible.
If the temperature is above 50 degrees, you should be quite comfortable
(really). When the temperature is below 70 degrees, a jacket (leather
is best) is recommended. You should also bring sunglasses, we'll
supply the cap and goggles.
Are there any restrictions? You must be at least 7 years
old. If you're taller than 6'2" or weigh more than 245 lbs.,
you must let us know when scheduling. There are additional restrictions
based on type of flight and general physical condition, which
can be discussed prior to the flight.
Who is the pilot? Lee Kluger is the owner and chief pilot
of Bi-Plane Adventures, Inc. He has been flying for over 23 years
and has more than 11,000 flight hours. Lee holds a Airframe &
Powerplant Mechanics License as well as a degree in Aeronautical
Engineering and was responsible for the majority of the restoration
of this aircraft. Lee also holds a Commercial Glider Rating. Aviation
is his job, his hobby, his passion, his life (just ask his girlfriend).
Is this safe? Everything in life has risk, including taking
a bi-plane ride. That said, your biggest risk may be driving to
the airport. Safety is the only thing that takes priority over
having fun. We give hundreds of flights each year and our pilots
are FAA certified commercial pilots (and darn good-looking) with
thousands of hours of experience. We maintain a perfect flying
safety record and our aircraft is maintained to meet the highest
FAA maintenance standards. We are insured.
Are gift certificates available? Definitely! Gift certificates
are available and may be redeemed any time within twelve (12)
months of issue.