Orlando By Air

Discussion in 'Other U.S. Destinations' started by NileGuide, Feb 28, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. Getting a bird’s eye view of Central Florida is a great way to become familiar with the area.
    Bob’s Balloons
    Get up early in the morning and witness massive balloons being inflated. Then hop in for a one-hour flight ranging in heights from treetop to 1,000 feet up. Once you land you’ll be greeted with glasses of champagne with a delectable brunch. It’s peaceful and exhilarating all at the same time. And with 100 takeoff location to choose from, it’s easy to find one close to your hotel. Choose from Davenport, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Orange, Lake and Osceola counties. One thing is certain: It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. With that said, it makes for a great way to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, engagement, anniversary or corporate outing.
    Fantasy of Flight
    Lean into a cloud simulation to feel the sensation of parachuting to earth, then step into a 1903 scene as the Wright Brothers celebrate their first successful flight. Witness the drama of a World War I aerial dogfight, then board a real B-17 Flying Fortress to reenact a flight at 25,000 feet over enemy territory.
    Fantasy of Flight, welcomes guests to a world that captures the wonder of aviation and the history of those marvelous flying machines. And it gives you the chance to stroll among the world’s largest collection of vintage airplanes dating from the early 1900s, including World War II standouts like the rare P-51C Mustang featuring red tail colors of the Tuskegee Airmen and the B-26 Marauder, which saw combat in the South Pacific and over North Africa.
    Themed sight- and sound-immersion experiences showcase memorable moments in aviation history, and a new self-guided audio tour gives an added sense of time and place, as well as insider details about featured aviators. Guided tours go behind the scenes to show how craftsmen restore vintage planes. The only attraction in the world that offers daily aerial demonstrations, Fantasy of Flight showcases different vintage planes with each flight and offers a question-and-answer session with the pilot. Experiences and tours within the art-deco style attraction are multifaceted.
    Parasailing at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    Snag a spectacular view of Walt Disney World Resort as you take flight via parasail—and land without even getting wet. Sammy Duvall’s Parasailing will arrange everything, you just have to show up. Here, you can fly alone or with a friend at the only parasailing location in Central Florida.
    If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Sammy Duvall himself. He is one of the most accomplished water skiers in the world. In fact, he won more than 80 professional championships throughout his career. Sammy was ranked #1 in the world for either water ski jump or overall competition for 17 straight seasons. He was inducted into the International Water Ski Hall of Fame and the prestigious USA Water Ski Hall of Fame.
    Book reservations in advance by calling 407-939-0754 or go online at www.sammyduvall.com. Other offerings include wakeboarding, boat rentals, skiing and inner tube rides.
    Orlando Helicopter Tour
    Here’s one more way to satisfy your aerial appetite. Choose from several different tours including Florida Eco Tours, where you’ll experience the area’s natural beauty; Kissimmee Old Town; Disney or the Ultimate Tour, where you’ll see downtown Orlando. Regardless of which one you go with, one thing is certain: You’ll walk away with some amazing photos.

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