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Address: 2073 Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone Number: +1 863-956-2526
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Biplane Rides and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Stearman and Piper...

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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Great option for tailwheel training, or just some fun stick & rudder flying!

I recently got my tailwheel endorsement with Preston Aviation and had a great time doing it! Knowing that I had some vacation time coming up, I coordinated with Peggy a few weeks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I recently got my tailwheel endorsement with Preston Aviation and had a great time doing it! Knowing that I had some vacation time coming up, I coordinated with Peggy a few weeks in advance to schedule several days of training. Both Tim and Peggy were great and I really enjoyed the time that I spent flying with them. Over the... More 

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Thank Justin R
2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation Tours, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for writing such a nice review. We really appreciate it. Peggy More 

Sarasota, Florida
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

What can I say? Tim and Peggy are the greatest! Such wonderful folks who great each client like family starting with the warm welcome through your flight/training (including making sure you have FUN while you are experiencing your learning or just relaxing a thousand feet above their Winter Haven world) until you thank them for a great experience and bid... More 

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

Wow, so very nice. I'm not sure what to say, other than thank you ery much! We look forward to seeing you, and flying with you again. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was looking for a company to provide training in the Stearman so that I could fly with other fellow Stearman owners. The training provided by Tim and Peggy was top notch. When I arrived, I was greeted by two friendly, accomodating aviation company owners who go out of their way to be sure your experience is enjoyable and memorable.... More 

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

Hi! Hope all is well up north! Thank you very much for the very nice review. Tim truly appreciates it. We look forward to seeing you again one day...hopefully flying a Stearman! More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is how things should be done! A fantastic experience with two people who do everything so well. Tim and Peggy cannot do enough to make you feel welcome and provide an experience that is first class. You will be looked after from start to finish! I cannot recommend this place enough if you want to experience a trip in... More 

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

Sorry for the delay in responding to this wonderful review! So nice. ! Tim and I thank you! More 

Hollviken, Sweden
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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 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 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 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 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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 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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6 reviews
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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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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation Tours, responded to this review

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed it! More 

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