Beach Flight Aviation
Beach Flight Aviation
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Discover the pure joy of flight over the beautiful Alabama coastline along Gulf Shores and the Ft. Morgan peninsula in a modern gyroplane. Unlike a conventional airplane, there is no cockpit structure getting in the way of the breathtaking landscape around you! Unlike a sightseeing tour, You Fly the aircraft with an FAA-certified instructor.
Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Barbara P
2 contributions
May 2021
I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to the staff of the Beach Flight Aviation for the wonderful and unforgettable autogiro flight experience. In particular, I would like to thank my pilot, Gary, for his professionalism, demeanor and just plain fun guy.

I would highly recommend this outfit, since they will offer you the best view of the Gulf Coast, safely and with a sense of customer care unmatched in today’s hectic world. Relax and enjoy the best flight of your life. Cannot wait to get back in the air in an autogiro.

Erasmo Pinero (a super happy customer)
Fort Worth, Texas
Written June 5, 2021
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Chuck
Fleming Island, FL2 contributions
Aug 2020
An excellent experience. At the top of the list, Gary's professionalism and courtesy. His preflight briefing, and aircraft orientation, were VERY thorough. The flight was exceptional. In addition to the FUN of flying, Gary was able to point out landmarks, shipwrecks, marine life like sharks and Ray's. The pictures were also great. I have experience as a light aircraft pilot, but this was my first auto gyro flight, and my first open cockpit flight. To say it was AWESOME would be an understatement. Thanks again Gary!
Written August 11, 2020
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AuburnEngineer
Columbus, GA18 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
My daughter was looking for something fun to do on our last day in Gulf Shores. This really fit the bill. Gary was her pilot and she had so much fun. She even got to fly the plane a bit. The video package was amazing. Having a HiDef memory of the entire event allowed the rest of us to live vicariously through her. It allowed her to relive her memory anytime. Can't recommend these guys enough. What are you waiting for?
Written September 30, 2015
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Molly P
27 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We contacted the guy that runs the establishment and he called us once with available times and we called him back 7 times between 11am and 6pm and he never called to book our appointment! I'm sure it would have been wonderful but his unprofessionalism is a complete let down!
Written July 24, 2015
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PLEASE accept my sincere apology! It is NOT my policy or practice to ignore customers. I don't know what happened. I have reviewed my phone data and have no answer. My business phone is a cell phone, which has advantages and disadvantages. I use cell service for my business so that I can be as accessible to my customers as possible. I do recall speaking with a person who was interested in booking about that time and wanted to coordinate with family before committing to a time. I was expecting a call back to make the reservation and was surprised that I did not get the call. I have no excuses to offer. I can only assure you that I always return calls. It is important to leave a voice message however as it is the best way to save a record of a call. It also gives me info I need to connect. Some numbers do not show on my phone if the caller has established security settings in their phone to block their number. In those cases I don't receive a record of a missed call. None the less, you were very disappointed. I completely understand your frustration. Very sorry for not being able to connect. Sincerely, Gary Berdeaux
Written July 27, 2015
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RJKliebert
5 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
I found Beach Flight Aviation while searching for an opportunity to fly while vacationing with family at Orange Beach. We had such a blast that 4 of us took flights and I went a second time the following day. These are memories of a lifetime and I can't recommend it enough. Gary Berdeaux is a top notch guy and very professional in his flight instruction. Safety was maintained as top priority at all times and it made the flights that much more enjoyable. If you are looking for the best views possible along the beautiful beach coast and are interested in an introduction to light sport aviation then give Beach Flight a call. You won't be disappointed!
Written June 15, 2015
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Thanks for the wonderful review Ray! It was a real treat flying with you and your gang! Next time I think you're ready for a little ground training so you can go front seat!!! You flew VERY well. If you enjoyed flying from the back seat, just wait till you sit in the front! I still remember my first flight from the front seat. You will too. Thanks again! Gary
Written June 19, 2015
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indyjtb
Voorheesville, NY76 contributions
Aug 2019
Last week, my husband and I took our son and daughter-in-law to Gulf Shores as part of their 2018 Christmas gift. My husband wanted to schedule some fun things to do and found the Gyrocopter rides in Gulf Shores. We looked up Gary and scheduled 4 trips for the week we were there, one for each of us. Well, the weather was tricky - lots of minor weather issues...but Gary at Beach Flight Aviation worked overtime to help this happen for each of us! Gary taught us about the aircraft, what to do, and how to get the most from the experience. He is FABULOUS!! I was the first one of our group to go up. It was breathtaking, awesome...and many other incredible adjectives!!! The views were fabulous, Gary is a wonderful pilot, and we each got to fly the aircraft ourselves too. We couldn't have hoped for more! Thank you Beach Flight Aviation for making our trip a trip to remember!! Would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. This is an experience not to be missed!!! We LOVED IT!!! It was the best thing we did! Thank you Gary! For giving us an experience of a lifetime!!! HUGS from the Bubs...
Written September 1, 2019
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Dean W
8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I can’t say enough about this amazing adventure. Top notch operation and an absolute blast. My wife surprised me with a flight for Fathers Day and let me tell you, I will never forget this. Gary is one of the nicest guys you ever want to meet. He is very comical and professional. 10 stars! I will be back for more. Don’t hesitate, you gotta do this while in Orange Beach! Such a fantastic experience.
Written June 16, 2019
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Thanks for the glowing review Dean! I had a blast flying together. Looking forward to hooking up with you and Jody again Soon! Tell Jody he NEEDS to give this a try! ;-)) See you again soon!
Written June 17, 2019
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Adam C
1 contribution
This side trip was well worth the time and money. The flight was intriguing and showed off an impressive view of Gulf Shores. The pictures and video that my girlfriend and I received were high quality. The only down side to this flight experience is that it is only for about a half hour! All in all this was a fun experience and something I will never forget. If you have the coin, I would recommend this to everyone.
Written March 17, 2015
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Thanks for the great review Adam! You went on the 20 minute flight. I do offer longer flights, 40, 60 and 90 minute introductory lessons. Anyone wanting to earn their pilot's license can of course take instruction by the hour towards earning their rating. Come back and fly with me again on a longer flight so we can cover more ground while you get to fly the aircraft longer! Thanks for going up with BeachFlight Aviation!
Written March 19, 2015
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Emilee M
1 contribution
Gary was my guide and he was amazing!! He taught me everything on an easy to understand level. And though I was nervous, he was excellent about calming my fears! This was by far the best way to get a gorgeous view of Gulf Shores all while learning about something you maybe haven't learned about before! You even got to listen to him communicate with the air traffic control center! What an experience. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I will never forget it!!
Written March 17, 2015
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Thanks for the great review Emilee! I had a wonderful time sharing my love of flight over the beautiful Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area. Enjoy the video and photos. These will keep your memories alive for years to come!
Written March 19, 2015
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Kimmerskimmer
Gulf Shores, AL1 contribution
Feb 2015 • Friends
Whoa! This was so much fun!!! You have to do this if you want the ultimate in Gulf Shores fun!
Gary, our pilot, was super kind and explained everything so a novice, like me, could totally understand. The birds eye view of the beach, city, and surrounding area was amazing. GO DO THIS...you will have the time of your life!
Written February 19, 2015
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Hi Kim, What a GREAT time I had flying with you! Thanks again for volunteering to be part of the BeachFlight Mardi Gras Krewe! You and Virg were a delight! Thanks to you both we had a fantastic time at Mardi Gras Parades. You can be part of the BeachFlight Mardi Gras Krewe anytime. Kind regards, Gary
Written February 21, 2015
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