I know that most of my posts are complaining about something, So I am taking a break from complaining to talking about a great time we had recently during the Florida trip. During my recent trip to Florida, I visited WarBird Adventures in Kissimmee Florida. They are located at the just 10 minutes from Disney World at Kissimmee Gateway Airport 233 N. Hoagland Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA. http://www.warbirdadventures.com. The people here are very friendly and a nice group of people.
At WarBird Adventures you get to fly in the premier Flighter-Trainer of WWII, the North American T-6 Texan. You are teamed with a pilot/instructor who will let you fly the aircraft. If you want fly straight no problem. If you want to do “Gentleman’s Aerobatics, that’s fine too. You do not have to be a pilot. But If you are a pilot, like my associate, you will control the airplane 90% of the time, and my friend did aerobatics in this plane. They can record your flight in video. They have 3 cameras in the plane. They sell the DVD for $60 for a 60 minute flight. They can also take still photos like the one underneath this line.
While you are there you might see their P-51 Mustang “Precious Metal” which will represent Florida at the National Championship Air Races in Nevada.
While you are at WarBird Adventures check out their Kissimmee Air Museum. Partial list of the aircraft in the museum are below:
- Boeing N2S-5 “Stearman”
- Boeing PT-17 “Kaydet” Project
- Cassutt III
- Cessna L-19 “Bird Dog”
- Fouga “Magister” CM.170
- Grumman S2-F “Tracker”
- Hiller OH-23 “Raven”
- Molt Taylor “Aerocar”
- PZL TS-11 “Iskra”
The museum is $10. But if you ride a plane, they don’t charge you for the museum.
Texan rides range from $250 for a 10 minute flight to $740 for a 60 minute flight. This is actual time flying. from take off to landing. They do not charge for taxiing or warming up the aircraft.
If you are in Florida, and have the cash, stop by for a Once in Lifetime experience.