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Destination Florida

No better place to learn to fly

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The one thing most people around the world know about Florida, is its beautiful beaches, warm climate and clear sunny days.

Here at Wings Airline Academy, we call it: Destination Florida!

There are two sides of Destination Florida that might be important to you as a potential new flight student.  What is it like to train as a pilot in Florida and what is the lifestyle like when you are not flying.

Flight Training in Destination Florida

First, you will be based at Sebastian Airport about one hour South of Orlando.  Wings occupy an entire section of the Terminal Building that house our modern classrooms and Flight Operations Division.

A quick walk outside to our Flight Line and you will see a modern fleet of Piper and Beechcraft aircraft supported by our own Maintenance Division and all kept in our enormous Wings Hanger.

But the real fun begins when you go flying.  Amazing sunny weather and clear skies are the norm with fantastic views of the Florida coastline.  We start you off in relatively simple airspace but when you are ready it will be time to enter Orlando or Miami airspace which brings an entire new perspective to your flight training!

Although your flight training will be very intense and challenging, you are rewarded on your non-training days with everything Destination Florida has to offer.  For starters, we have a fantastic and comfortable student accommodation Motel just around the corner from the airport so rest and relaxation are only minutes away.

Relax, unwind and explore in Destination Florida

Here are some fun facts about Florida:

Ocean and Gulf temperatures can reach well into the 80s (Fahrenheit) during summer, and swimming is possible year-round in Florida

  • Florida has the longest coastline (1,197 miles) in the contiguous United States, with 825 miles of accessible beaches to enjoy.
  • Florida has more than 9200 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails with 17 State parks and 27 State Forests.
  • It has more than 7,700 lakes, 11,000 miles of rivers, 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, and has produced more than 900 world fishing records, more than any other state, or country.
  • Florida is the theme park epicentre of the world. All the titans of family entertainment are here; Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Legoland and Busch Gardens.
  • Cape Canaveral has been the world’s launchpad for manned space flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and space shuttle missions with monthly launces of Space X and NASA rockets.
  • The world’s first scheduled passenger airline service operated between St. Petersburg and Tampa, starting Jan. 1, 1914 so you are where it all began.

In summary, you won’t be bored or not able to find anything to do when you are training with Wings Airline Academy and enjoying Destination Florida.

Are you ready to start your journey or have lots of questions? Let’s talk…