When passengers travel with RedCoach, Inc., they can watch DVDs on overhead monitors, pull down a tray table to work on their laptop, or recline their seat to take a snooze. Free WiFi permeates the cabin, which is split into first-class and business-class seating. Both designations are equipped with premium leather chairs, but first-class passengers also enjoy luxuries such as power outlets and lap desks. Each passenger is allowed to transport one free carry-on as well as two bags up to 50 pounds free of charge. RedCoach travels to major Florida cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Gainesville, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, dropping passengers off at local hotels, airports, and universities.
With outposts at most major U.S. airports, Payless Airport Parking provides safe, secure parking with the convenience of prepaid reservations and round-trip shuttle service. Parking attendants remain on hand to greet customers at their reserved arrival times before helping them with their bags, directing them to their spots, and making sure cars have enough food and water to last for the duration of their stays. Each affiliate lot is located no more than a short drive from the terminal, and reserved spaces ensure customers arrive at their departure gates in plenty of time. Well-lit properties and around-the-clock security lend travelers peace of mind, as they deter coyotes from attacking weaker-looking hatchbacks.
The clients: those who want to get there and back without a single worry. The fleet: the Cadillac Escalade ESV, a souped-up, all-wheel drive living room on wheels, with stretching space for six passengers, eight suitcases, and a carry-on walrus. The drivers: not just car-jockeys, but former Marines and ex-military. So while the Escalade ride is a comfort in itself, it's the drivers that put the "elite" in American Elite. Each chauffeur is heavily vetted, as able to provide CPR and other life-saving procedures as they are to carry on a cordial conversation. Under their watch, all highway hassles, from road ragers to rampaging high school marching bands, are instantly thwarted, giving riders peace-of-mind en route.
Florida Magical Tours & Transportation's professional drivers chauffeur clients all over Central Florida in stylish vehicles. The fleet consists of Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalade ESVs, Lincoln Limousines, and Ford Vans—the largest of the fleet—which carry up to 10 passengers. Each vehicle has plenty of luggage space and complimentary booster and car seats for babies, children, or fragile dolls. The drivers' most popular routes are to local airports, Disney World, and Universal Studios, as well as to events, including weddings and proms.
The certified flight instructors at First Landings Aviation were all actively airborne by their 20s: Adam Valencic earned his Private Pilot's License at 19, and Chris Buell and Kyle Pack began flying at ages 12 and 13, respectively. The pilots harness their years-long enthusiasm for each individually tailored student program they offer, be it a half-hour Discovery flight, sport-pilot training, or private-pilot training. The sport-pilot flight-instructor course, meanwhile, affords students opportunities to practice their instruction skills before teaching others how to beat flocks of migratory geese in drag races. With their licenses in tow, pilots can also take the skies in one of First Landing Aviation's rental aircrafts.
For more than four decades, Sunair Aviation has been training safe and technically proficient pilots as a professional flight training school stationed at Leesburg International Airport. An FAA-approved Part 61 program, the school recently acquired Part 141 certification as well, allowing it to train private pilots with its fleet of Cessna, Beechcraft, and Piper airplanes. Thanks to the collective experience of certified flight instructors and IFR-approved Garmin 430 avionic systems aboard each plane, the school boasts a safety record unblemished by so much as a wing paper cut.
In addition to offering students real flying experience, the outfit invites students to log flying hours inside its full motion Redbird FMX Simulator. Stationed safely on the ground, the apparatus surrounds pilots with wrap-around visuals and real avionic equipment. As the simulator rolls, pitches, and yaws, students encounter valuable practice with real piloting situations, but without the common flying hassles of long waits on the runway or floating toll booths.