Scenic Air Excursions

View the North Shore like never before!

Experience the deep blue waters, waves on the rocky shoreline, cliffs, trees, and ships of Lake Superior, the worlds largest freshwater lake from an awe inspiring, aerial perspective. airplane
Aerial shot of the Aerial Lift Bridge and canal, overlooking the north shore and Lake Superior


“I enjoyed my 20 minute air tour so much that I had to send a note. The GA-8 Airvan was a comfortable and stable airplane for taking photos. I must have taken 40+ photos. I was stationed at the air base in the mid 1960’s and this was my first trip back since then. So much has changed in Duluth that I had to take the airplane scenic tour. I plan on visiting Duluth again next year and high on my list will be another air tour of Duluth.

Bob Peterson | Cedar Rapids, IA

“It was a highlight of the trip. My husband’s always wanted to do that, and I’m sure he’ll be back! I appreciated your calm encouragement for this fearful flyer!”

“Had a FANTASTIC time on our flight today. Highly recommended! Thanks, Colin and Brian.”

“Scenic Air Rides was a great experience! Had a fantastic surprise flight for my birthday! Highly recommend seeing the sites from up above! If you don’t do it now, when? Such a beautiful area!”

“Our pilot was so nice to come in on his day off just to give us our bucket list experience!! I was very nervous, but he was so calm and it was an amazing experience to see Duluth from this vantage point!! I will tell my friends!! Thanks again!!”

Scenic Air Rides pilots posing in front of plane.


Our mission is to highlight the unique, rugged, stunning beauty of the Twin Ports and Lake Superiors North & South shores by providing the most educational and enjoyable air excursion the area has to offer!