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Tampa Bay Aviation

1000 N Hercules Ave, Clearwater, FL 33765-1962
+1 727-461-5229
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Flight tour

Ryan, our pilot for this flight, was interesting and knowledgeable. He is very professional, he's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard G
Clearwater Tour

We are so glad we found this business. It was easy to book, and the staff was very helpful. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer C
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tampa Bay Aviation offers flight training, scenic airplane and helicopter tours, and first time Introductory Flights for beginners! Don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime!
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  • Very good3%
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  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000 N Hercules Ave, Clearwater, FL 33765-1962
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ryan, our pilot for this flight, was interesting and knowledgeable. He is very professional, he's skill in flying was outstanding.

Thank Richard G
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. We think he is a great pilot too! Looking forward to welcoming you back for another flight soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we found this business. It was easy to book, and the staff was very helpful. It’s a 20 minute drive from Clearwater Beach. Our pilot Ronnie was a great guide. He showed us a manatee at the beach and gave us...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jennifer, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Let us fly you along the St. Pete Beach next time, or over Tarpon Springs!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprised my husband with the Skyway Bridge Experience Helicopter tour for his Birthday which happened to Fall on Father's day this year. We are expecting our first child and thought why not do a gender reveal while on the Tour. Tampa Aviation was very...More

Thank Megan_Croker
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Congratulations on expecting a baby boy. What a great Father's Day gift for your husband! We hope that once your baby is born, you will bring him along for his first helicopter ride over Clearwater or St. Pete. We look forward to welcoming the three...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful flight over the beaches. A very nice way to see the area! Eventhough it was a small plane it was a very smooth ride! Loved it!

Thank Lynne D
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your flight and hope that you will return to now try a helicopter tour! See you soon!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Today I fulfilled another goal on my Bucket List. I flew a Cessna along with a licensed pilot/instructor. It was an excellent adventure. The instructor was very patient and explained every step that he was doing as we did the pre-flight check. Once in the...More

Thank dennisaroy
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

We are glad that we were able to assist you in fulfilling another goal on your Bucket List. We hope you will return to practice some more taxiing on the runway, practice makes perfect! Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Awesome time on a helicopter tour with the wife. First time on a helicopter. It was so cool. Flew over Tarpon springs area and down along the coastline over Honeymoon Island and Clearwater beach. Saw a manatee, sharks and dolphins from above as well. Great...More

Thank samson3152
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Stella L, Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with us and hope that you will return soon to fly some other destinations. See you soon!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Husband is a pilot in the UK, so once the instructor knew this he let him fly the whole 45 min flight, with just a bit of direction here and there. The views were amazing, an azure sea, reefs and sand islands. It was a...More

Thank Lucy M
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Stella L, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for flying with Tampa Bay Aviation and we hope you will return again to enjoy other scenic views that we can offer you!

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Brother in law had a great time doing this from Groupon that my sister got him. There was plenty of room to chill and watch from down below. Nice staff - now my husband wants to go!

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My, oh my, was that amazing!! The perfect day to fly - the Gulf of Mexico looked like glass, so gorgeous! I was the passenger and my husband flew the plane, an "experience" gift from our daughter. Our pilot & flight instructor was the amazing,...More

Thank Mary Ellen D
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

We're so glad you had a great experience with us! Feel free to stop by any time to get your chance in the pilot's seat!

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Back in Feb I purchased a Groupon for the Discovery flight not really knowing what to expect. I know I looked up Tampa Bay Aviation and saw the good reviews but we all know that sometimes even with good reviews some experiences can be underwhelming....More

Thank Ashley B
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