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Preston Aviation

2073 US Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881-9003
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In a Word: OUTSTANDING!

I did close to an hour and a half with Tim in the Stearman and though I have time in a variety of... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
MickeyJay
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Toronto, Canada
Awesome adventure!

My wife bought me a ride in a Bi-Plane. We finally scheduled the ride and Peggy greeted us and... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
gharrigan
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Open Cockpit Biplane Discovery Flights and Tailwheel Flight Instruction. WWII Boeing Stearman and Piper J3 Cub. Don a helmet and goggles and step back in time. Feel the wind in your face. You TOO can fly a Stearman! Flights are catered to you! Take the controls and see how gentle they fly. Helmet and Headset provided. Personalized Service. It's Great 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 14,800 hours, the majority in tailwheel aircraft.
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2073 US Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881-9003
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

I did close to an hour and a half with Tim in the Stearman and though I have time in a variety of planes (including my own) this was the icing on the cake. I don't think there could be a better experience than flying...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

My wife bought me a ride in a Bi-Plane. We finally scheduled the ride and Peggy greeted us and could not have been more welcoming and pleasant. Tim brought the plane around and were introduced and told a little about the plane. Many pictures were...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

I have been flying a while but felt I needed some improvement in very specific areas. Tim knew what I wanted and tailored the flight to those needs. Had an hour and a half of dual instruction with Tim. He is a fabulous instructor and...More

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

You are so kind. Very nice to meet you. Maybe you will fly down here and visit one day! Thank you!

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Took my son for a Biplane ride. It was a great thrill. Peggy and Tim are first rate people. My son took the 15 minute ride and says he would love to do it again someday. Tim made the ride very enjoyable. Not scary just...More

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2016

Hi Ken, Thank you!! It was very nice to meet you guys. Very good to hear Brian enjoyed his flight. They are such nice flying airplanes! I call them gentle giants. Maybe one day you'll go for a flight! Happy New Year to you and...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

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...More

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

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

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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...More

Thank Lou G
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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2016

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.

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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...More

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flybiplane, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

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

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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...More

Thank Alex G
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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

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

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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...More

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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Thank you very much!

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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.

Thank Ralph J
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2010psp, Owner at Preston Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

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

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Blueeyez2006
June 10, 2018|
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Response from gharrigan | Reviewed this property |
I communicated with Peggy via email and she was always responsive. Or just call and see when she can get you booked. Peggy and Tim are awesome.
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Joseph G
December 23, 2016|
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Response from 2010psp | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us. We offer introductory flights, but we do not offer the private pilot license in our airplanes. A flight in the Piper Cub or Stearman will motivate you!! The average cost to get your... More
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Rolandaugust
July 15, 2015|
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Response from 2010psp | Property representative |
Hi. Thank You for the enquiry. rides in the Stearman Biplane are $100 for a 15 minute flight and $185 for a 30 minute flight. 1 passenger at a time. Scheduling recommended Thanks again.
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