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Address: 475 Manor Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone Number: +1 321-392-4125
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Description: Experience the thrill and adventure of flying in an Open Cockpit Biplane...
Experience the thrill and adventure of flying in an Open Cockpit Biplane! Or cruise along in our modern Helicopter and enjoy the unsurpassed views of the Beaches, Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, and the many other incredible sights of our local area! Florida Air Tours operates from two locations daily, The biplanes leave from the Merritt Island Airport and the helicopter flies from Port Canaveral . We offer a range of air tours from 5-minute to 45-minute scenic tours as well as romantic sunset flights. For those looking for added adventure, we also offer aerobatic upgrades to any of our biplane tours.
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Paradise in the sky

The staff at Florida Air Tours was exceptional. They were extremely courteous and accommodating. They made the experience very memorable for the kids. The pilot was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Palm Beach
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Palm Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The staff at Florida Air Tours was exceptional. They were extremely courteous and accommodating. They made the experience very memorable for the kids. The pilot was very knowledgeable about his planes and polite. Definitely an experience worth the money. Take the evening tours. The sunset was amazing.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband surprised me with a biplane tour over Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and the cruise ships at Port Canaveral for my birthday. The biplane was safe and well maintained and I felt completely at ease in the open cockpit seat with a view that was to die for. I recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Cocoa... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Wonderful review! We love to share special celebrations with our customers, and are thrilled you had a Great birthday! Please check out our Facebook page for announcements and updates at Florida Biplanes and Helicopters. More 

Lafayette, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I thought for sure I'd be nervous flying in an open air biplane. That certainly wasn't the case! Steve and the staff put me right at ease and the biplane ride over the beach was absolutely amazing! I was so relaxed and the ride was smooth and very enjoyable! I highly recommend the biplane flight! The scenery was stunning! I... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Wow Brett! From being nervous to wanting to do aerobatics - that is great! People expect the ride to like a roller coaster, but it is amazingly graceful. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My second ride in Florida Air Tours' Waco Biplane in two years. It is an absolutely awesome experience. And what a variety of experiences: flying along the ocean front at Cocoa Beach, then over the cruise ships in Port Canaveral, up to the Kennedy Space Center and a pass right down NASA's shuttle landing runway, and the beautiful and diverse... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and commending our safety! We are very proud of our pilots, most are Veterans, and we'll be sure to pass on the kudos. Also, thank you for your repeat business. Nothing makes us more proud than to have our Valued customers return! More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Get on this ride as soon as you can , make sure you go down the Shuttle Run way and do some aerobatics by the Cocoa beach pier. Best bang for your buck in the area. Robert Williams

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great post. We are so grateful to show off this area from above - and what a treat to have clearance to fly over the Shuttle runway! Hope you'll fly with us again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This has been on our "bucket list" for a while now. Every time we see the plane fly over while sitting on the beach, we say.... "We gotta do this"! Well, we finally did....on Valentine's day. It was a cool and clear day. Simply beautiful! I had no idea that the pilot was to sit behind us until the day... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's so nostalgic, and romantic, to fly in our Beautiful Biplane - especially on Valentine's Day! We are very proud of our pilots and their professionalism, and thank you for acknowledging Mark as well. See you over the beach! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I was terrified. Once I got on, I was thinking "holy crap,what have I done?!?" But once I was in the air, it was amazing. There was the Banana river, Ron Jon's surf shop, Cocoa beach spread out below us.... It was really great. -Coco, 11

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Coco, you are Awesome! What a great review!! We are so happy you had your 1st Biplane flight with us and I hope you took lots of pictures. Come out and see us again some time. We'lll be at the TICO and Melbourne Air Shows! More 

Sterling, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've always wanted to fly in the WW 2 bi-plane. Mark is a great pilot and nice person. His crew are also excellent and helpful. I enjoyed every minute of the experience on ground and in the air. Don't pass this up while you are down here. I plan on coming back each year for another flight ! The high-lite... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Wow Jerry - Thanks for such a wonderful post! Mark, and all of our pilots, are very personable and strive to provide the Best flight experience in the area! We'll look forward to seeing you again when you return! More 

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My son (6) and I called Florida Air Tours this afternoon. 30 minutes later Marc took us with his heli from Port Canaveral on a 20 minute flight up to Kennedy Space Center. What a ride! We even flew a low approach to the landing strip on Merritt Island where the last Space Shutte touched down. What a memorable trip.... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great experience flying from Port Canaveral! There is so much to see in our area, and no better way to see it than from above. Marc is a great pilot, and tour guide, glad he made your flight enjoyable. What a great way to share the day with your son! More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This flight was a Christmas gift and we were not disappointed. It was a lot of fun. We enjoyed beautiful weather, an adorable airplane (Waco UPF-7) and a very good pilot, Steve, who was professional and friendly. I love open cockpit flying, and this was my first such tour of Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Try it and... More 

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FLAirTours, Public Relations Manager at Florida Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Maureen for the great post - we love that you called our Waco "adorable"... she is! Steve is an awesome pilot and we really appreciate that acknowledgement! Happy New Year! More 

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