The Put-in-Bay Airport, located on the southern half of South Bass Island offers thrilling bi-plane rides to those seeking a new view of Put-in-Bay.
Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides
Tours are held in lovingly restored open cockpit World War II Biplanes. Each flight holds one or two passengers along with the instructor. Fly up and down the stunning coastline of Lake Erie. Take in the incredible views of Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, Kelley’s Island, Port Clinton, and more!
Biplane Ride Options
• Aerobatic Thrills including loops, spins, and rolls
• Smooth Scenic Rides
• Flight Lessons
Taking a flight lesson? The instructor will teach you the basics and then hand over the controls. Imagine flying your very own plane! This is something most of us only dream of and Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides makes it a reality.
The scenic rides are simply breathtaking. The skilled instructor takes off from one of the two runways at the Put-in-Bay Airport and expertly maneuvers the plane along the coastline. See Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument in a whole new light. Try to spot your favorite restaurants from up in in the clouds.
The Aerobatic Thrills are really exciting. These rides are customized to each passengers preference so let the pilot know how much you can handle. There’s nothing like going upside down in an open cockpit biplane!
Biplane Ride Rates
No reservations required, each ride is a first-come, first served. With weather permitting, each ride is roughly $160 per quarter hour.
Put-in-Bay Airport Details
Open year round from dawn to dusk, the Put-in-Bay Airport allows for small aircraft to easily access the island. The runways are paved and modern but unlit. No departures allowed after dusk.
Light turbulence can be expected on approach when the wind exceeds 10 knots. Every plane must also remain 1000 feet from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument. This 352 ft column is located 1.5 miles southwest of the field with an elevation of 942 MSL.
There is no fuel service offered at this airport. Please fuel up at either Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport and Griffing Sandusky Airport. The Put-in-Bay Airport also provides charter services, vending machines, and restrooms. All major credit cards are accepted as well.
Events at the Airport
Prefer helicopters to planes? Select from either the White Tour or Blue Tour. The White Tour consists of an amazing journey over South Bass Island and also scenic views of Cedar Point and Port Clinton. The Blue Tour takes passengers over the islands of Lake Erie.
Helicopter Tour Prices
• White Tour: $59.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
• Blue Tour: $89.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
The Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion consists of two days of road races at the airport., This race provides fun and challenging courses for pros as well as amateurs. Win prices, enjoy refreshments, and music, as well as the company of both racers and spectators.
The Put-in-Bay 3W2 FLY-IN combines car and plane enthusiasts into one day-long event. The popular Put-in-Bay Antique Car Parade also meets up at the airport and everyone enjoys a good old fashioned pig roast to end the day!