Defying gravity is a routine feat for the crew at MaxFlight Helicopter Services Inc. In addition to providing basic flight training for aspiring pilots, the fully licensed professionals also use the Robinson R-22 and R-44 helicopters to take passengers on aerial sightseeing tours. These excursions can be educational, recreational, or a bit of both as the pilots lift off from Kissimmee Airport and navigate their way around some of the area's natural, urban, and holographic landmarks. While soaring several hundred feet above the ground, passengers will also spy familiar sights from an entirely new perspective, and may gain a whole new appreciation for the beauty of a sunset or a fireworks show.
The friendly, professional Warbird Adventures flight fleet fulfills the dreams of propellerheads by putting aspirant aviators directly in the pilot's seat of a helicopter. Tote along two extra friends to enjoy your airborne exploits and strap on your gear. After a safe liftoff, your easygoing operator will hand over the controls of the skyscraping machine. Finally live your fantasy of relaying the day's rush-hour boat traffic, chat it up with the pilot about the sham that is the Bernoulli effect, or relax and take in the striking views as your jealous crewmates watch you steer the craft. The smooth flight offers a rewarding challenge for wannabe aviators, and to commemorate the adrenaline, Warbird will record your shining moment to a DVD, a perfect way to remind future jet-packing grandchildren about the glory days of propeller-bound flight.
With more than a dozen antique aircrafts on display, Kissimmee Air Museum chronicles the rich aviation history of Florida and the nation. While planes fly overhead, flight fans can flock to the northwest corner of Kissimmee Gateway Airport to ingest the on-site museum's incredible inventory of vintage fighters, educational exhibits, and any snacks hiding in their pockets. Current exhibit Air Power and Pearl Harbor traces the rise of air power before the famed 1941 attack, showcasing exclusive bird's-eye-view photographs taken by a Japanese bomber pilot. Visitors donning homemade bulletproof vests repurposed from homemade muscleman costumes can confidently peruse the museum's formidable World War II rifle collection, as well as its wide array of German Luftwaffe artifacts, including test equipment and literature.