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Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours

2073 Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881
+1 863-956-2526
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Winter Haven
Owner description: Biplane Rides and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Stearman and Piper J3 Cub. Don a helmet and...
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Owner description: Biplane Rides and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Stearman and Piper J3 Cub. Don a helmet and goggles and step back in time. You TOO can fly a Stearman! Rides are catered to you. Take the controls and see how gentle they fly. It's FUN! Tailwheel Flight Instruction in the Stearman and Piper J3 Cub. TW and HP Endorsements, Transition Training, Biannial Flight Reviews, Proficiency, Spin Training, or just some fun flying to enter into your log book. We are located in the Main Terminal Building at Winter Haven Airport. Tim is a certified flight instructor with over 13,000 hours, the majority in tailwheel aircraft.

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Hollviken, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

First flight in the Cub in a long time. ( I fly professionally a slightly larger A/C otherwise) I arranged everything by phone from Sweden a couple weeks ahead of arrival. They took good care of me and had every thing arranged when I arrived. It was a professional and very service minded pair of folks and it was well... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much! It was nice meeting you too. We hope you and your family had a great time visiting Florida. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Thanks again! Peggy More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I flew with Tim (CFI) on 24 September 2014 during a vacation to Florida. I'd wanted to fly the Boeing Stearman for years, and found our about the company, Preston Aviation, from a google search. I got in contact before I travelled, and Peggy (The Boss) corresponded with lots of emails to answer my questions. She was very friendly and... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very nice review. Nice people like you help us love what we do!! Look forward to seeing you again. Peggy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Peggy and Tim run first class operation and my entire experience was fantastic. Peggy is a wonderful hostess and went out of her way to fit me into the schedule and work around the weather so I could fly. Tim is a great instructor and I am sure that I had a grin on my face from the moment the... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

It was very nice to meet you. Thank you very much for the very nice review. More 

Joseph, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I only had an afternoon in Winter haven to get a few hours of tail wheel instruction to add an endorsement to my Private Pilots License so I spent the time with Tim and Peggy Preston in their Stearman biplane. Tim is a super instructor. I made more progress with him in 3 hours than with 2 other instructors and... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was nice meeting you. Hope to see you again one day, either in Florida or when I visit Oregon. Peggy More 

Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I enjoyed my tailwheel training with Tim Preston. He is great instructor! Customer service with Peggy was very good also. I would recommend them to any one. Thank you!

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much!! It was nice meeting you. Fly down and visit one day! More 

Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Outstanding flight. View of landscape . Worthwhile experience. A must for anyone visiting area. View of Florida impressive and educational.

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Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed it! More 

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I booked a flight in the Stearman for my husband while we were on holiday in Florida. I did a similar thing for his last big birthday in the UK, and he loved it so much I thought I would repeat the experience. We arrived a bit early, but that wasn't a problem as Tim and Peggy were ready -... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you continue to have great adventures!! More 

South-East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Whether you're an experienced pilot , or a tourist just wishing to see beautiful Fl. from above, Tim and Peggy can tailor your needs. I always pay them a visit when I'm in Fl. as I like to keep up my J3Cub recency . Tim has this quiet , relaxed and re-assured way of putting across his vast experience .... More 

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, LLC Private Tours, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for the nice review! We are very lucky, we meet the most amazing people. More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I spent a month flying with Tim. Every day was a beautiful flying day. Grass or hard runways everywhere and no landing fees (which add up here in the UK) Highly recommended. You will even meet Rocket the dog. A fine animal. Tim and Peggy Preston are lovely people. Really good fun. Lots of other attractions in the region. If... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband's dream is not to just ride in a biplane. It is to fly a biplane. He doesn't have a pilot's license but has dreamed of flying a biplane since the biplane crop duster pilots would buzz his house and wave at him when young boy. Preston Aviation did not disappoint. Tim clearly loves biplanes. He has trained many... More 

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