July 2011 - View a video of the front cockpit perspective of a landing at Gulf Shores
June 26, 2011 - Read about one passenger's experience in the Coast Observer. (pdf)
View a 3.5-minute video of the biplane at the
Fairhope Festival Of Flight (May 19-20), courtesy of Hans Grey. (7.6 mb .wmv
Welcome to Van Sant Airport
After seventeen wonderful years, Bar & Dannie Eisenhauer have returned to the greatest airfield on earth. Relive the golden age of aviation! It was a magical era. Take a moment to step back to a simpler place in time, even if only for a brief visit, in flying machines of the finest tradition in aviation history. Or take that thrill ride that you can't get in any amusement park. Memories of an open cockpit Biplane, a Piper Cub, Aeronca Champ, Taylor Craft or a Glider ride, will last you a lifetime. Complete with leather jackets, helmets & goggles, you'll feel like it's the twenties or thirties barnstorming with Lindbergh or asking to fly with Waldo Pepper's Flying Circus!
Please come and be a part of the new and old family of friends at this historic airfield called VanSant.
Our primary purpose is to maintain, restore and improve the historic aviation value of this airfield.
To provide facilities and museum quality displays for the entertainment and education of all our visitors.
The end result is to involve the masses, young and old, into a joint effort of creating a place of comradery,
learning and positive effect through the world of aviation.
Attention bikers! - Van Sant is a great destination of choice for two-wheelers. So to help you motor and pedal bikers get even more out of your weekend ride, we are offering a 10% discount on a Travel Air ride for two (weight limit 350lbs.) Call us for your reservation - Toll Free 1-866-MUST FLY (1.866.687.8359).
Gift Certificates Available On All Our Aircraft. Gift Idea. . . If you give a two passenger Travel Air Biplane ride there's always the chance the recipient will invite you to go along.