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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from Biplane Rides
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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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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kenneth k
Westmont, New Jersey
"Open cockpit flight in vintage 1927 Biplane"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 01, 2017
Had traveled to SC to be at ground zero for the 2017 eclipse and arrived early with time to spare. Stayed in Gatlinburg TN one night to see the Smoky Mountains. Couldn't do any hiking due to a minor injury, decided to look into doing this biplane ride I discovered from a brochure. Gave them a call and off I went, half hour drive from Gatlinburg. Mark, the pilot & owner, lovingly restored this 1927 beauty and was informative as well as entertaining. My first flight in a biplane and was not disappointed. Smooth take off, 90 mph flight speed, and open to the sky! Incredible experience. If you are a bit adventurous, you gotta do this! Can take two passengers on each flight.
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Chris W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
"Fun in the sky"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017
My 4 year old and I flew with Marc. He is such a cool guy and great with kids. This is an experience my son and I will never forget. Thank you Marc for making my son's and I day.
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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.