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Tampa Bay Aviation

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Bart was a true professional and skilled helicopter flight instructor. His confidence and mastery... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2019
Zdenka219
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Tampa, Florida
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Most MEMORABLE event EVER!!!!

Bart was AMAZING!!!! This was our 1st helicopter ride and we were a bit nervous but he made us feel... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Saundi618
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Tampa Bay Aviation offers flight training, scenic airplane and helicopter tours, and first time Introductory Flights for beginners! Don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime!
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Bart was a true professional and skilled helicopter flight instructor. His confidence and mastery makes you feel safe cruising above beautiful Clearwater as well as taking the controls hundreds of feet in the air if you dare! Kind and welcoming staff and great location make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

I rented a C-172 from Tampa Bay Aviation at the Clearwater Airpark location. The airport is a gem...very conveniently located just a few miles from the beach. My rental checkout was fine, though I was charged for an hour of ground instruction for what was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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StellaL1527, Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

We are very glad you enjoyed your flight on one of our 172's and that you will return to fly again with us. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Bart was AMAZING!!!! This was our 1st helicopter ride and we were a bit nervous but he made us feel comfortable and safe. This is a memory we will NEVER forget. Thanks so much and we will see you again on our next visit. YAY...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Great Experience. Beautiful views and incomparable thrills while being in control of the aircraft. I've done both airplane and helicopter introductory flights. Instructors seem very knowledgeable. I don't recall the plane instructors' name, but I would highly recommend flying a helicopter with Bart.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard J
Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

So glad you had a great experience flying with us. We hope that now you have tried both, you will return to fly some more with us!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Tampa Aviation has gone above and beyond to help me work towards achieving my goal of helicopter private pilot. My current instructor Bart Aarsse is extremely knowledable and has been a overly helpful to help me obtain my goal. I would highly recommend Tampa Bay...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Rachel, we are so glad that you are enjoying your lessons with Bart, and we look forward to you achieving your goals with us here at Tampa Bay Aviation. Keep up the great work and happy flying!!!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Ryan, our pilot for this flight, was interesting and knowledgeable. He is very professional, he's skill in flying was outstanding.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard G
Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We think he is a great pilot too! Looking forward to welcoming you back for another flight soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We are so glad we found this business. It was easy to book, and the staff was very helpful. It’s a 20 minute drive from Clearwater Beach. Our pilot Ronnie was a great guide. He showed us a manatee at the beach and gave us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Jennifer, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Let us fly you along the St. Pete Beach next time, or over Tarpon Springs!

Reviewed June 21, 2018

I surprised my husband with the Skyway Bridge Experience Helicopter tour for his Birthday which happened to Fall on Father's day this year. We are expecting our first child and thought why not do a gender reveal while on the Tour. Tampa Aviation was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Congratulations on expecting a baby boy. What a great Father's Day gift for your husband! We hope that once your baby is born, you will bring him along for his first helicopter ride over Clearwater or St. Pete. We look forward to welcoming the three...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful flight over the beaches. A very nice way to see the area! Eventhough it was a small plane it was a very smooth ride! Loved it!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your flight and hope that you will return to now try a helicopter tour! See you soon!

Reviewed April 30, 2018

Today I fulfilled another goal on my Bucket List. I flew a Cessna along with a licensed pilot/instructor. It was an excellent adventure. The instructor was very patient and explained every step that he was doing as we did the pre-flight check. Once in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

We are glad that we were able to assist you in fulfilling another goal on your Bucket List. We hope you will return to practice some more taxiing on the runway, practice makes perfect! Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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