Welcome to Biplane Rides of America
Biplane Rides for 2014
Location of our “Open Cockpit Biplane” Rides will again be offered at the beautiful Morey airport, in Middleton,WI.
Address is 8300 Airport Rd., (1 mile west of hwy. 12, on Madison’s west side).
2014 Schedule will begin on Sat. April 26 thru Sept. 28, (as always weather depending).
We could be flying earlier in spring and later in fall if temperatures cooperate. (Please call and check for dates and times outside of these posted ones).
*Dates we will not be open during the summer of 2014 , at Morey Airport*
June 27th, 28th, and 29th, (will be in Iowa City, IA.)
* August 1st through the 10th, will be in Abingdon, VA. (Arts Festival).
More Dates may be added through the year.
Hours for the 2014 season will be as follows:
Monday and Tuesday Closed, (Rides may be available though with prior
approval or appointments. Give a phone call
and check if in area and may be able to drive
up and fly if not busy in shop).
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00-5:30 pm, (May fly longer with
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-5:30, (May fly longer with appointments).
*** We strongly recommend appointments but will man the tent during the posted hours for walk ups.
Our Biplane ride operation is only 45 Minutes from Wisconsin Dells down highway 12 from the Kalahari water park. If traveling through Wisconsin and in the Milwaukee area we are about an hour away. Your welcome to pass through the walk in gate or the office to get to our operations tent. If interested in an introductory flight with some of Wisconsins’ finest flight instructors at Morey airplane company, please talk with Rich, Debbie or Randi at the front desk. Thanks goes out to (CFI) Stephan for adding us to the Morey Airplane Co. website. We have left mornings open for corporate functions, family get togethers, or larger groups if needed and again by prior arangement. Mondays and Tuesday are for maintenance and work in my restoration shop in Brodhead but may also be available for rides by calling Ted at 608-751-8000.
Again remember we are on your way to and from the Wisconsin Dells area. Please stop by and check us out for an experience of a lifetime!!
(2 Ride Options)
This will be our 3rd year offering ” The Wisconsin River Tour”!! This 30 -35 minute flight is filled with beautiful scenery……as we wind our way to Mazomanie and up the Wisconsin River northeastbound to Sauk City, then return for a soft landing on the grass runway of Morey field. The fare for this flight is $150.00 per person We still have our local Middleton flight also that costs $80.00 per person. These fares are based on a minumum of 2 passengers and may cost more for a single passenger. We will try to add singles to another group if needed. This flight is 15 minutes long and is a great experience and a nice taste of the open cockpit flying adventure. All flights are weather dependent so give us a call if you have any questions. Call us at 608-751-8000, Ted
Again, welcome to Biplane Rides of America…………..where dreams take flight.
Come out and fly in the only type of biplane designed for barnstorming in 1928. Feel the wind in your face; smell the fresh cut hay; hear the sound of the wires sing along with the beautiful sound of the radial engine and feel like you have just stepped back in time to the great barnstorming era.
History of our New Standard
This is a brief history of N9119 (Originally NC3000)
N9119, serial no. 143, was originally built as a passenger plane at the factory but was converted to a D-26 model (crop duster) from the D-25 model shortly there after. I believe this airplane was used by the factory for differant modifications and testing. The airframe was then modified to accept floats for their D-28 model (seaplane). It was also outfitted for an around the world flight with larger fuel tanks for Arthur Menken of New York. The around the world flight attempt was scrubbed and aircraft later sold to Ed Nibur who started Good Will Flyers with Bill Brooks in the spring of 1930. Hugh Sullivan was pilot and barnstormed through 1933 when Mr. Nibur opened an F.B.O. in Reading , PA., Goodwill Air Service. The aircraft was then sold to Henery Cleargy in 1940 of Des Moines, IA. Later flown by Inman Bros. Airshows in KS. Airplane was then listed in 1945 as destroyed in a barn fire, (registered owner was unknown at that time). The N number was later assigned to a Cities Service Oil Co. aircraft (DC-3). Mr. Ed Nibur later flew with United Airlines and retired in Maine. I puchased the New Standard fuselage , landing gear, misc. parts with large fuel tank from Robert “Bob” Lock of Reedley, California in the fall of 2005. It was finished in September of 2010 and flown through the blue skies once again on the way to Blakesburg, Iowa’s antique fly-in after a 15 min. test flight. Ted