Exploring Aviation in Central Florida: Attractions Offering Flying Fun For The Entire Family

Central Florida attractions have plenty to give visitors and residents of all ages. Stunning gardens, thrilling amusement parks, historic buildings and museums, fine eateries, and live entertainment from around the globe. However, for some, that just is not enough. Every year, thousands flock to Polk County for the quite a few aviation events that fill the streets, the skies, and the imagination. The flight of fancy that brings visitors to Polk County will have them doing more than sky diving in Florida. There are hot air balloon rides, flight simulators, restoration demonstrations, flight museums, air shows, fly-ins, and flying lessons for any person who is interested!

Take To The Skies

Not all of Central Florida’s attractions are discovered on the ground. For the adventurous, there are hang gliding and sky diving in Florida, even for beginners. Wallaby Ranch is the first year-round aerotow hang gliding park in the world. Using the newest tandem aerotowing strategies, guests thrill to the safest, most exciting hang gliding experience readily available. If you prefer an old time biplane ride, head for Waldo Wright’s Flying Service or Preston’s Aviation. If visitors are interested in earning their own wings, Preston’s Aviation is the location to go.

See how vintage planes are restored and then watch them take to the sky at Fantasy of Flight. Take a walk by way of tour of a WWII B-17, or pilot a hot air balloon, a hang glider, or an airplane in the simulators just before heading back outside for aerial demonstrations. Guests can also pick to ride in an open cockpit biplane or hot air balloons. You can even take the controls on a 1940 Boeing Stearman plane whilst in the air.

You and your family can take a break from all the excitement and step back in time at the Museum Room at the Bartow Airport Terminal Building. Featuring memorabilia from WWII, the Bartow Air Base Museum provides aficionados a lot to look at before heading back outside.

37th Annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo

Offering one of the most exciting and extensive flight related events to be discovered anywhere, Polk County’s 37th annual Sun ‘n Enjoyable International Fly-In & Expo will take place March 29th by means of April 3, 2011. Featuring the Blue Angels, this centennial celebration of naval aviation is sure to have something for everyone! Workshops, displays, competition, ride hoppers, even a parts exchange will make this a unique event.

Take To The Sky!

There are various other Central Florida attractions that involve vintage airplanes. Mustangs & Mustangs is just such an event. This exciting phenomenon at Fantasy of Flight occurs on April 2, 2011, as Ford Mustang cars offer the floor show and P-51  WWII fighter planes take to the skies with aerial demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment. Later in the year, visitors can watch or participate as vintage aircraft, classic racing boats, and other rare, exotic cars and motorcycles compete for finest of show and fastest of the pack at the annual Roar n’ Soar being held November 12th and 13th, 2011.

With all of the exciting aviation activities to see and do, visitors must don their goggles and prepare for the flight of a lifetime on their next Polk County vacation!

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