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Waldo Wright biplane rides back for the summer!

Contact:  Jill Manka
Waldo Wright’s Flying Service
6151 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002
(863) 873-1339  |


PORTAGE, MI— Waldo Wright’s Flying Service, the nation’s largest vintage open cockpit bi-plane ride provider, is now open for their 6th season at the Air Zoo in Portage, MI, until Sep-tember 30, 2019.  Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Air Zoo in the open cockpit this sum-mer!

Waldo Wright’s Flying Service will offer two distinct flying opportunities while at the Air Zoo. If a family adventure or day out with friends is what you seek, groups of up to four passengers can fly together in one of only 8 flying New Standard D-25 biplanes in a 15 minute joyride for $69.95 per passenger plus tax and a fuel surcharge.  If taking the controls is more your style, a single guest can experience what it was like to be a WWII cadet learning to fly in the legendary Boeing Stearman biplane during a 30 minute flight $229 per passenger plus tax and a fuel surcharge.  

Waldo Tip: If you are looking to book a weekend flight, do so quickly, as they fill up fast and are usually sold out!  During the week, flights can be booked between 24-48 hours in advance. Gift certificates available for all flight experiences, and make memorable gifts!

To book your experiences with Waldo at the Air Zoo, please call 863.873.1339.  Complete de-scriptions of the planes and flights can be found at

Waldo looks forward to another exciting season in Michigan!

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