The United States is a wonderful place for flying and Florida is one of the best of the States for General Aviation.
The weather is generally great for light aircraft or, when is not great, it is going to be pretty predictable.
A flick through the flying magazines reveals that Florida has many flying schools, often catering for the student with a career aim in aviation or to achieve a PPL, ME or IR in in a relatively short time and these are well covered elsewhere.
We are both private pilots and have two villas for rent in the Orlando area near both the theme parks and the aviation experiences listed.
(yes, we are unashamedly plugging them!)
Having now flown in Florida on several occasions and explored the area we have found it rich in flying opportunities and areas of interest for people like ourselves who are addicted to anything aviation related.
We have attempted to put together a directory of flying opportunities that are available close to our Orlando villas.
Our suggestions vary from brief diversions from a family holiday to the opportunity to gain another endorsement or design a flying focused holiday for flying groups.
While we hope you would use our villas for your vacation, we would still be happy to provide what advice we could about flying in Florida even if you choose not to.
Scott and Cath
PS If we’ve got our facts wrong or you have any other suggestions please e-mail us.