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Central Florida


Museums, Flights & Events

Central Florida offers many unique opportunities to experience high-flying adventure. Sky diving, hang gliding, biplane rides, hot air balloon trips and aviation museums make up the many ways aviation enthusiasts can explore our area. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo has its own landing strip for pilots looking to fly in and stay awhile.

Plan A Trip

If you’re looking for a unique Central Florida vacation experience, the view from above can’t be beat. You’ll find high-flying fun and aviation adventures for everyone in your family right here in Polk County.

SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo

Every spring, Florida’s largest event, SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo returns to Lakeland. SUN ‘n FUN is the 2nd largest aviation event in the United States, and attracts pilots and enthusiasts from around the world. Lakeland Linder International Airport is the busiest airport in North America during the week of the Expo.

The aviation thrill-fest features daily afternoon air shows, night air shows, performances by some of the world’s top aerobatic pilots and jet demonstration teams. Additionally, you’ll find hundreds of exhibits, workshops and forums, and the opportunity to view thousands of aircraft, from homebuilts to warbirds.

Museums & Flights

Aviation Museums

Our museums, including Florida Air Museum and Fantasy of Flight, feature exhibits about the history and future of air travel. They offer informative displays, interactive learning stations, in-flight simulators and more.

Book a Flight

We have many options for people who want to see Central Florida from high above. Schedule a biplane or seaplane flight, go hang gliding or skydiving. Interested in a more relaxed way to tour the area? How about a hot air balloon ride?

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Florida Air Museum

Multiple airplanes on display at Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, FL

Enjoy historic and informative displays, along with interactive learning stations and simulators for all ages.

Address: 4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811

Phone: (863) 644-2431

Preston Aviation

1941 Stearman PT-17 biplane ride at Preston Aviation

You TOO can fly a Stearman at Preston Aviation! This Tailwheel Flight School offers introductory…

Address: 2073 US Hwy 92
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 863-956-2526

Bob’s Balloons

Bob's Balloons, Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, filled with breathtaking views of Central Florida during a sunrise hot…

Address: 8293 Champions Gate Blvd
Davenport, FL 33896

Phone: 407-466-6380

Bartow Airbase History Museum

gallery area inside Bartow Airbase History Museum

Visit Bartow Airbase Museum top see memorabilia from WWII when this complex was the Bartow…

Address: 5993 Airport Blvd
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 533-1195

Waldo Wright’s Flying Service

Standard D-25 in flight during biplane ride at Waldo Wright's Flying Service in Central Florida

Waldo Wright’s Flying Service, the Nation’s largest open cockpit ride operator, offers flights November -…

Address: 1855 US Highway 92 West
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: (863) 873-1339

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base

yellow seaplane taking off in lake at Jack Brown's Seaplane Base in Winter Haven, FL

Seaplane Base offering introductory flights and single engine training courses.

Address: 2704 US-92
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 863-956-2243

Wallaby Ranch

2 hang gliders at Wallaby Ranch in Davenport Florida

During a Tandem Discovery Flight at Wallaby Ranch, you'll get a bird's eye view of…

Address: 1805 Deen Still Rd.
Davenport , FL 33897

Phone: 863-424-0070

Balloons & Beyond

Bob's Balloons, Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime during a sunrise hot air balloon flight over Central…

Address: 533 Edgewater Dr.
Polk City, FL 33868

Phone: 813-240-4844

Jump Florida Skydiving

3 jumpers coming out of plane, mid air, at Jump Florida Skydive in Lake Wales, FL

For the truly adventurous, nothing gives you a rush quite like free-falling from a plane. Jump…

Address: 440 S Airport Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33859

Phone: 352-461-3461


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