Come join us for a scenic ride in a 1929 Travel Air biplane! Experience the excitement of open cockpit flying and the majestic beauty of the Oregon coast. See historic Depot Bay from the air and keep an eye out for whales and other wildlife. Schedule a ride or just drop in at Siletz Bay airport and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Flights can be for one or two passengers and last between 15 minutes and an hour. You can fly north over the historic Oregon coastal towns of Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, Neskowin, and Pacific City. This route can include Three Rocks, Cascade Head, Nestucca Bay, and Sand Lake. Or choose a southern route that can include Boiler Bay, Depoe Bay, Whale Cove, Yaquina Head lighthouse, Yaquina Bay, and Seal Rock.
Dana’s passion for aviation started at an early age. Encouraged by his father (local TV legend Rod Anders, aka Ramblin’ Rod), Dana got his pilot’s license at age 19 and has been flying ever since (2700 hours!). He is now a commercial pilot and aircraft mechanic (A&P IA). He has also Complex, High Performance, Tailwheel, and Float ratings. In 1998 Dana and his father acquired the 1929 Travel Air biplane. The plane had not flown for almost 70 years. They started a 10 year, ground up, museum quality restoration. In fact, during the winter months the plane can be spotted on display at local aircraft museums. When the restoration was complete, Dana and Tami were excited to share their love of flying and antique aircraft by offering rides. For the past 10 years they have been traveling the Pacific Northwest in the summer months barnstorming with the Travel Air. In the summer, the plane can be found on the Oregon coast at Siletz Bay airport (between Depot Bay and Lincoln City). In the spring and fall the plane is based at the Hillsboro Oregon airport.
The weather has been beautiful and flights have been great! The wind has been calm and it is very warm, a perfect time to go for a ride. Give us a call or just show up. We will be here ready everyday the weather is good. If you don’t want to have to wait you …
We will be up and flying starting the first of July! We are looking forward to seeing everyone this year and will be at the Siletz airport by July 4th. Come take a ride with us and see some whales!