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Van Sant Aerodrome, Bi-plane Flights!
Van Sant Aerodrome, Bi-plane Flights!

If you ever wanted to take a great bi-plane ride or gift one to someone else, THIS is the place to do it!

Van Sant is a wonderful "throw back" field from the 20's and 30's that has everything you would imagine at a great aerodrome! Old authentic pilots, wonderful bi-planes, a pilot shack that is really quite a little display museum, friendly dogs and cats walking about, and a magnificent turf field that is plenty long!

Fly in just to watch - it is amazing!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

From the owners:

As ordered, he kept his mouth shut; hands folded, and did not move. But, he watched and used his ears to the fullest. He was in awe of his father and did what he was told by a man who was fresh out of the navy and now flying for the biggest company in the east. Bethlehem Steel had Beech 18s, DC-3s, Gulfstreams, Lockheeds and Corsairs! Bar Eisenhauer was allowed to watch and not talk. So, he dreamed. "Someday …"

In kindergarten at age five, Bar saw a blimp, a piano and a DC-3. So began a fantastic childhood of music and flying. An entertainer from blood. A comic to compensate for everyday stupidity. A country boy from his mother’s beautiful dutchieness and, a professional from his dad. Bar knew his destiny over forty-five years ago and some how, he has never stopped pursuing it.
"Just keep it simple and survive. Give me enough to make the masses smile and remember so I can make each day better for them to tell the world. Don’t forget the past as it creates the now. Respect where you came from even if you disagree how you got here. It’s all an education. USE IT!" As Bar continues. “Now how in God's name am I going to find a soul mate to put up with this insanity? I’m a Gemini, no your not, yes I am, OK then!” Well he did.

Danielle (Dannie) Eisenhauer has taken Bar’s dream and made it work. So smart and practical, she has been able to balance these two soul mates so perfectly that they wish they had met forty years ago. They strive to accomplish things that will take a hundred years in just twenty. That’s their passion, their energy, and their dream.

The Bird Of Paradise is Bar and Dannie, a classic biplane, Satchmoe (their Poopiedog), Louie (the druged-out cat), and a house on wheels filled with love and ready for an air show. This is their life and they will share it all with you in front of a fire, with a glass of wine and one hell of a story. They are here now to share what they know about airplanes, take you for a flight, teach a little history, and have a lot of fun while we are all still living as we are.

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Website http://www.vansantairport.com/ride_prices.html
Phone Number 610-847-1119
Categories Museums,Other
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (448 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Friday, October 12, 2018
Recommended Airport
Name 9N1-VANSANT
Distance Located on this airport
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 07/25 - 3058 x 120 feet, Turf, in Good condition
Control Tower No
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 72 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    56PA   HOGE FARM    1.2 nm at 138 degrees   (Private)
     View    PA77   ERWINNA PRIVATE    1.9 nm at 34 degrees   (Private)
     View    23PA   CEDAR ACRES PRIVATE GROUP    2.4 nm at 294 degrees   (Private)
     View    NJ63   EAGLES LAIR    2.5 nm at 114 degrees   (Private)
     View    PA05   MONESMITH    2.8 nm at 156 degrees   (Private)
     View    4PA8   RUSSO AIRSTRIP    3.8 nm at 217 degrees   (Private)
     View    4NJ0   WINDWARD FARMS    4.3 nm at 119 degrees   (Private)
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     View    NJ50   THE LANDING    6.3 nm at 92 degrees   (Private)
     View    57PN   RANSOME    6.6 nm at 142 degrees   (Private)
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     View    61PN   A G A FARMS    7.0 nm at 240 degrees   (Private)
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     View    PA61   KUNDA    24.9 nm at 220 degrees   (Private)
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