Sky High Air Tours Biplane Rides in Sevierville, TN

134 Air Museum WaySevierville, TN 37862
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Offering a truly unique experience for any age while visiting the Sevierville area, Sky High Air Tours Biplane Rides offers an adventurous and romantic flight in an open cockpit plane. Guests can take a nostalgic trip into yesteryear with an authentic 1927 Waco Biplane, complete with stunning views of the majestic Smoky Mountains and the surrounding area.

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from Ashley, one of our Sevierville Travel Experts
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Come fly with us and experience the romance and adventure of flying in an open cockpit biplane! Take a nostalgic flight into yesteryear in an authentic Waco Biplane with a modern day Barnstormer. Breathtaking birds-eye views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the surrounding area provide an incredible photo opportunity. All ages are welcome and two can fly for the price of one, so bring a friend and share the fun.

The airplane is a 1927 Waco Model 10 Straightwing, pronounced “Wah-Co” like taco. “Way-Co” is a town in Texas.

The experience is like riding in a time machine that takes you back to the Golden Age of Aviation. Where you can touch the fabric that holds you aloft, smell the oil and hear the roar of a radial engine as you fly with the wind blowing through your hair. Unlike an aircraft in a museum, roped off from the public, you can climb aboard this airplane and experience what it was like to be a Barnstormer from a bygone era!

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

Allen Williams
1 Review
"Best plane ride ever"
August, 2016
Marc was great. He was very informative about the area. It was a blast being in an open cockpit. I would recommend this flight to anyone who likes flying.
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Johnson City, Tennessee
"Great Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
My teenage son and I had the opportunity to take the 30 minute bi-plane flight and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Mark is the owner and pilot and he is a joy to work with throughout the entire process. (scheduling, pre-flight, flight and post-flight) I would highly recommend this trip for anyone wanting a very rare experience. It is also a great opportunity to see the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area from a totally different perspective.
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Sevierville, Tennessee
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 06, 2018 NEW
It's not every day you get to ride in a 1927 WACO biplane, and even though I'm not a fan of heights, pilot Marc Hightower immediately put me at ease. The flight was fun as well as educational, and Marc is a wealth of information about planes as well as the early days of aviation. He pointed out attractions below as we passed by overhead, and thoroughly enjoyed taking photos of the Smoky Mountains and other beautiful scenery from high in the sky. Not only is this a great attraction, but Marc adds so much to the flight with his commentaries. How awesome was this flight for someone who isn't a fan of heights? I wrote a middle grade reader book titled, "Barnstormin'" that's been well received by readers 8 years of age and older. Flights are very reasonably priced and affordable, and I strongly encourage others to make the time to go up in this 1927 WACO biplane, whether they're visiting the area or live here.
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Cindy B
Sevierville, Tennessee
"Excellent View of the Fall Mountain Leaves"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2017
We had a great time! Very professional and safe. No better way to see the Smokies. Biplane in the open air. Fun for all ages.
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Lisa T
Knoxville, Tennessee
"Biplane flight over the beauty of East Tennessee...bucket list check off!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2017
Marc Hightower has refurbished this 1927 Waco biplane to purrfection. From our "barnstormer" preflight photos to the smooth and breathtaking flight over Douglas Lake and the edge of the Smokies it was amazing. Smoothest take off and landing ever. Can't wait to do it again when the leaves change!
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Cosby, Tennessee
"What an AWESOME way to see the Mountains."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2017
Marc was an excellent guide. Gave us a great flight and showed us so much of the area. We live here but it was such a pleasure to see it from a different view. He has a great personality for this...most accommodating. This was a birthday and bucket list gift for my husband and he was so thrilled. He's already to hit the skies again. Thanks Marc for a great adventure and rescheduling us when you deemed the weather not good enough for us to enjoy the flight. It was worth the wait & we appreciate that you cared more about our enjoyment than making money. We'll be back for sure! Todd & Phylis Shropshire
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biplane Rides

What should I wear for my biplane ride?
On warm weather days, shorts, t-shirts, and perhaps a light jacket are perfectly fine. During colder seasons, long pants and a warm jacket are highly recommended. Remember, the biplane has an open air cockpit!

How many people can fit in a biplane?
Our planes fit 2 people on a 32-inch seat. These biplanes also operate on a 400lb maximum.

What will happen if it rains or inclement weather occurs on the day of my scheduled flight?
We will reschedule your flight to a day with better-forecasted weather.

Are children allowed to participate in the biplane rides?
Yes. All ages are welcome.

What accessibility measures are in place?
Some dexterity is required to enter and exit the biplane. We do our best to accommodate all individual needs.

Do I have to wear a headset during the flight?
Yes. All passengers must wear the provided headsets during the flight. These protect your hearing and allow you to communicate with the pilot at all times.

How long are the flights?
The ride times depend on your chosen biplane flight package. We offer 8, 15, and 30-minute biplane rides.