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Tampa Bay Aviation

1000 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater

$174 for a Helicopter-Flying Lesson with a Simulator Session and Flight at Tampa Bay Aviation ($312 Value)

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Highlights

Learn basic flight maneuvers in an FAA-approved simulator before piloting an R22 helicopter over the scenic coast

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Ian
3 ratings3 reviews
December 8, 2020
Once in a lifetime experience Mario was an awesome teacher!
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david
2 ratings1 reviews
October 14, 2020
Great
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JanetTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
32 ratings17 reviews
February 24, 2021
Wonderful experience! Pilot was a gem and tour was great.
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Giovanni
2 ratings2 reviews
February 17, 2021
Great experience! Awesome time. This was a surprise for my niece for her birthday! The pilot in command was outstanding.
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MelissaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
14 ratings8 reviews
10 hours ago
The tour itself was great and so was our pilot but we were literally in the air for 10 minutes and I was really disappointed by that. I should have asked how long the flight was but I assumed for over $130 it would be at least a half hour to 45 minutes. As beautiful as it was, I don’t think it was a value for the money at all.
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Christine
1 ratings1 reviews
February 9, 2021
Grace our pilot, was so awesome! She was thorough and gave us a great tour. I would recommend Tampa Bay Aviation to anyone and would go again! We loved it!!!
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Nabhan
3 ratings2 reviews
February 8, 2021
Had an amazing time! Grace was Awsome and made that trip great for us!
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Jennifer
2 ratings2 reviews
February 1, 2021
We love it. Pilot was fun and cool .
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About This Deal

  • Certified flight instructor teaches the basic flight maneuvers and specialty operations, such as instrument training, emergency procedures, and waving at passing clouds. Then, in the pilot’s seat of a Robinson R22 helicopter, the instructor focuses on the takeoff, coastal flight, and landing processes from the passenger’s seat.
  • This discovery flight can be logged toward flight time for a pilot’s license.
  • What’s included:
    • Up to 30 minutes of flight time in an R22 helicopter
    • 30 minutes in the FlyIt helicopter flight simulator
    • Must be 18 or older unless parent present.
    • 200 lbs. max weight
    • 6 feet, 4 inches height max.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older unless parent present. 200 lbs. max weight. 6 feet, 4 inches height max. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Tampa Bay Aviation

White sand beaches spread out into the distance, running into the cerulean-blue sea, where seaweed and fish can be seen drifting below the surface. Tree-studded islands and winding sandbars pass underneath, and a white suspension bridge stretches across the horizon like a length of thread. Tampa Bay Aviation's visitors take in these elevated, panoramic views of the Florida coastline from the passenger’s seat or behind the controls of an airplane or helicopter.

Its team of certified flight instructors and experienced commercial pilots operates a fleet of Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee planes, Robinson R22 helicopters, and an FAA-approved helicopter simulator. During flight experiences and pilot-training programs, they let clients take the aircraft's controls without having to first duel the ghosts of the Wright brothers. They also take clients skyward for aerial surveys and photography sessions.