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Address: 2073 US Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881-9003
Phone Number: +1 863-956-2526
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Open Cockpit Biplane Rides and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Boeing...

Open Cockpit Biplane Rides and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Boeing 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 14,000 hours, the majority in tailwheel aircraft.

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Brilliant experience and a great team.

This experience is something I would recommend to anyone.The best part is the people who own it.You will be welcomed and made to feel a part of it from the moment you arrive.Tim... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience is something I would recommend to anyone.The best part is the people who own it.You will be welcomed and made to feel a part of it from the moment you arrive.Tim is a great teacher, he gives you confidence,no matter how little your experience is.Peggy is just one of the nicest people you will ever meet.They are a... More 

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

Hi! Thank you so much for the nice review!! It put a big smile on my face! It was our pleasure. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Thanks again, Peggy More 

Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Tim and Peggy could not have given me a friendlier welcome and the whole experience was absolutely first class. I had a flight with Tim in the Stearman bi-plane. This was my first flight in a bi-plane, and didn't know what to expect as I'm not a pilot. It was exhilarating and I felt completely safe in the open cockpit.... More 

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

Thank you Lou! It was very nice to meet you. You seem to have a great time whatever you do! I hope your adventures continue! Take Care and hope to see you again one day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Peggy and Tim offer flights in their wonderful Stearman or Delightful Cub from Winter Haven Airport. To experience the thrill of flying their brightly coloured blue and yellow Stearman aeroplane in the warm sunny weather of Florida is simply fantastic. Tim is an excellent Instructor and being given the controls flying the aircraft, while looking down the wings of the... More 

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flybiplane, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this review

Thank you for introducing us to your partner and making us a part of your Holiday. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

The best thing are the People. Very friendly people that make you feel comfortable. The Team is Peggy, the Boss and Tim, a very experienced Flight Instructor. They truly love what they do and their operation is very well organized. In March 2016 I was looking for a school to get a Tailwheel Endorsement. After reviewing a few Flight Schools... More 

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

We think our customers are pretty amazing!! Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again one day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

A couple of years ago I gave my husband a tour for a Christmas present. Tim and Peggy made this a wonderful experience for him. We live in Polk county but he got to see it from a different view. If you want some fun flying, book a trip. I know it will be a good experience. By the way,... More 

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

Thank you very much! More 

Oldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Tim Preston is one of the best tailwheel instructors you will find. Very experienced, a great teacher, and he has two very nice planes.

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

Thank you very much for the very nice review. We truly appreciate it. Peggy More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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, 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 bubbles 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, 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 of 5 bubbles 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, responded to this review

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

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