Orlando Gateway Sport Pilot Aviation Center

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In a Nutshell

Skilled pilots lead preflight tutorials, then accompany first-time pilots hundreds of feet above ground for 30–40 minutes of twists & turns

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Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. 250lb weight max. 6'3" height max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Adept aerialists know to never forget their bomber jackets and billowing scarves when leaping off the garage roof with an umbrella. Kick the sky with today's Groupon: for $97, you get an Aviation Exploration Experience introductory flight lesson from Orlando Gateway Sport Pilot Aviation Center (a $199 value). This Groupon is valid at the center’s two locations in Kissimmee and Winter Haven.

Orlando Gateway Sport Pilot Aviation Center's expert aviators groom aspiring pilots for flight in a sparkling fleet of meticulously maintained, FAA-approved aircrafts, including the [Aero-Trek A240](http://orlandogatewaysportpilot.com/fleet/aerotrek], Tecnam Bravo, and P-1 Paradise. The two-hour Aviation Exploration Experience commences in a facility hangar with a preflight inspection and tutorial from a certified flight instructor dressed as one of the Wright brothers. After taking a secure seat next to an ace aerialist, passengers ascend a few hundred feet above the ground and man the controls at their leisure, steering the slim sky-skipper over such Central Florida hallmarks as Old Town, Downtown Disney, and the Magic Kingdom during 30–40 minutes of flight time. Shutterbugs can capture the striking low-altitude landscapes with their cameras before safely coasting into Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Licensed pilots await returning passengers at Orlando Gateway's hangar to amicably dole out tips on acquiring a private pilot's license and crafting makeshift flight goggles from old jelly jars.

Orlando Gateway Sport Pilot Aviation Center

Orlando Gateway Sport Pilot Aviation Center's Ramon Gil's first encountered the spectacle of aerial navigation at an early age, when his family lived near an airport. It was love at first sight. Since then, Ramon has become a flight director and works with student pilots. His partner, Roger Frechette, has logged more than 5,000 hours of flight time since he took to the skies back in the 1960s. Together they have gathered a team of experienced instructors to help spread their love of cloud wrangling and maintain a fleet of meticulously cared-for, FAA-approved aircrafts, including Cessnas and Tecnam Bravo. From their base at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, the pilots lead sport-pilot-training flights, and their crafts carry pairs of sightseers over the area's most beloved landmarks, such as Disney World and Old Town Orlando.

Customer Reviews

63 Ratings

You guys are terrific...pleasant, funny, informative and pro's at a great experience. Recommend this to anyone. You even get to fly the plane!
Dale C. · March 2, 2013
Fantastic experience, highly recommended
Peter W. · January 27, 2013
Excellent pilot, fun tour and very punctual.
G. L. · January 25, 2013
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  1. 1

    Winter Haven Gilbert Field Airport Terminal

    2073 Hwy. 92 W

    Winter Haven, Florida 33881

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    Kissimmee

    3952 Merlin Dr.

    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    +14077618359

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