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Balik Outdoors

Flightseeing Tours

Flightseeing - A blend of flying in an aircraft and sightseeing.  Common in areas like Alaska, Maine, and Arizona, Flightseeing is increasing in popularity in the Mid-Atlantic states.  Balik Outdoors is proud to offer these experiences in Virginia!


Choose from multiple experiences, each with their own take on the landscapes, culture, and nature of Virginia.  Half-day trips and 1.5 hour quick trips availabe.

The Fall Foliage Tour (Fall ONly)

~2.5 hours: $360 per person

Seeing Virginia's Fall Foliage has become an increasingly popular activity for tourists, locals, and the weekend traveller.  Every year, from early October to early November, visitors flock Shenandoah National Park, and similar areas, to enjoy the sights of the leaves.  Deep reds, bright oranges, and almost neon yellows dot the landscapes.


The Fall Foliage Tour heads west into the piedmont and mountainous regions of Virginia.  During the flight, your Naturalist Guide will point out famous landmarks, discuss the changing landscapes, and  give you tips on how to best look at the sights.  We will discuss how different species of trees turn different colors, as well as their roles in the environment. The on-board Naturalist Guide will guide you to not only areas that have great color, but to the streams and valleys bordered by the foliage as well. Participants may use cell phones, GoPros (and similar action cameras), and DSLR cameras to  take their own photographs.  We will land at one of three local airports in the mountains (Luray, New Market, or Front Royal), where participants can walk for a few minutes, use the resroom, and stretch.  Tours are cross-country style trips with a landing, may include a few circles over notable sights, and are rich in both sights and experiential learning for our guests.



Fall Foliage Flightseeing Tours land back at Manassas Regional Airport. Participants must remain seated at all times during the tour, with seat-belts buckeled until the pilot notifies everyone that they can stand and seatbelts be removed.  Fall Foliage Flightseeing Tours are subject to weight restrictions.  Participants are required to dislose their weight prior to flying and registering. Fall Foliage Flightseeing Tours are only offered in the fall months.  All participants will be required to wear radio-communication headsets that will be provided by Balik Outdoors LLC.  These must be worn at all times of the flight to ensure ear protection and communication, and returned to Balik Outdoors staff immediately after the tour.

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THe Leaf PeEpEr FlightSeeing TOur (Fall only)

~1.5 Hour Tour: $250 per person

A quick trip to see the fall foliag over Virginia's piedmont and mountains! 


Our budget-friendly flying option to see the fall foliage.  This shortened version of our "Fall Foliage Flightseeing Tour" gets you up in the air to see the changing leaves.    Tours are out-and-back trips and do not require landing at another local airport.  We will head directly to the mountains for your best fall foliage viewing opportunities! An on-board naturalist will guide you to areas that have been proven for years, to show great color!


Participants may use personal cell phones, GoPros (and similar action cameras), and DSLR cameras to  take their own photographs. Photos of what we see are always welcome!


Flightseeing tours land back at Manassas Regional Airport. Participants must remain seated at all times during the tour, with seat-belts buckeled until the pilot notifies everyone that they can stand and seatbelts be removed.  Fall Foliage Flightseeing Tours are subject to weight restrictions.  Participants are required to dislose their weight prior to flying and registering.    All participants will be required to wear radio-communication headsets that will be provided by Balik Outdoors LLC.  These must be worn at all times of the flight to ensure ear protection and communication, and returned to Balik Outdoors staff immediately after the tour. 

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Virginia'S Piedmont and Mountains - FlightSeeing Tour

(~1.5 Hours): $250 per person

See "The Old Dominion" State like you have never seen before!


This half-day flightseeing tour puts you in our fixed-wing aircraft seat to fly you over some of the most notable landmarks in Viginia.  Your guide will be a Certified Interpretive Guide, whom will guide you ove the mountains and landmarks of Virginia.  We will buzz over wine country,  the rolling hills of the piedmont, and make our way to the mountais.


 You will meet with your guide at Manassas Regional Airport for a brief discussion of  safety procedures, tour rules, and other guidelines.  From there, you will enter into a fixed-wing  aircraft with our FAA Certified Pilot to begin the flight.    You will fly over Virginia's piedmont region, horse-country, and the world famous - Shenandoah Mountains.  Your guide will discuss how the landscape has changed through the years, as well as fly over Charlottesville, Virginia for a brief in-flight discussion of Thomas Jefferson and the history of that area.  This flightseeing tour may fly you above the wineries,  breweries, mountains, rivers, and streams that make up Virginia.  


Flightseeing Tours finish back at Manassas Regional Airport. Participants must remain seated at all times during the tour, with seat-belts buckeled until the pilot notifies everyone that they can stand and seatbelts be removed.  Flightseeing Tours are subject to weight restrictions.  Participants are required to dislose their weight prior to flying and registering.    All participants will be required to wear radio-communication headsets that will be provided by Balik Outdoors LLC.  These must be worn at all times of the flight to ensure ear protection and communication, and returned to Balik Outdoors staff immediately after the tour. 

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All Flightseeing Tours Depart from Manassas Regional Airport located at:

10600 Harry J. Parrish Boulevard, 

Manassas, Virginia 20110.


*All flights and Flightseeing Tours are subject to weight restrictions.  Participants will be required to disclose their weight to Balik Outdoors staff prior to flying.


**Participants may not bring more than 12lbs of gear per participant on the aircraft.


***Final decisions of gear, weight restrictions, and decisions based on behavior will be that of the pilot.  No exceptions.