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Florida Air Tours

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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 Modern R-44 Helicopter! 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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Incredible view, Awesome Experience

During recent Chamber event, FL Air Tours was offering mini-tours of the area. Never one to pass up on an adventure, I gladly said "YOLO/You Only Live Once" and enjoyed a magestic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Eileen B
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Melbourne, United States
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Melbourne, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

During recent Chamber event, FL Air Tours was offering mini-tours of the area. Never one to pass up on an adventure, I gladly said "YOLO/You Only Live Once" and enjoyed a magestic sunset, beautiful aerial view of the county I've called home for 24 years and an overall safe, wonderful, exhilirating experience! Thank you -- it was so much fun!

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

Dear Eileen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We so appreciate the support we receive from the local community and it means so much that you took the time to acknowledge our business! As a resident of 24 years, we are glad you chose us to view the area from above! Please visit our Facebook page, Florida Biplanes... More 

Cooperstown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our pilot, Mark, couldn't have been more friendly, professional during our 15 minute flight over the cruise ships, Cape Canavea, CocaBeach and the 1,000 islands! We saw dolphins and manatees swimming beneath us from 500 feet in the air. Smooth flight!

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

Thank you so much Carolyn for the wonderful review! We are so proud of Marc and the great job he does as a safe, knowledgeable R-44 pilot. He really provides the best experience to highlight our beautiful Space Coast, and we appreciate you acknowledging a job will done! Please visit our FB page at Florida Biplanes and Helicopters for great... More 

Spilsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Pilot Dan gave us a warm, cheery welcome and guided us through pre-flight and aerobatic briefings. Once onboard and after a smooth take-off we flew over to the St John's and took in the amazing landscape and wildlife from 600 feet. A short flight over to KSC and an orbit of the visitors center was followed by a low pass... More 

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

Thank you so much for posting a Great review - sounds like you did it all! We love to have International visitors and showcase our Beautiful area, and appreciate your kind words regarding our Staff as well! Dan is a great addition to our team, and we are so proud of all our employees. We strive to provide the most... More 

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

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We love when kids fly with us, and so enjoy having them experience a piece of history! Thank you for acknowledging our staff too - we think they're really a great team! More 

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 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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