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Address: 2073 US Highway 92, Winter Haven Municipal Airport, Winter Haven, FL 33881-9003
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+1 863-956-2526
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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 is just great to fly with. Peggy runs the office side and acts as ground... More 

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

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

Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 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 thrilling. Hope to see them again one day.

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

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 your family. Thanks again. Peggy More 

Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 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 30 May 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 10 May 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 11 April 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 16 March 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 3 March 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 17 September 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 6 September 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 

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