Kissimmee Air Museum, located at the Florida’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), has expanded its flight operations to include helicopter flights and instruction. Kissimmee Helicopters will be offering flights and instruction in a Robinson 44 helicopter to both pilots and non-pilots alike.
Kissimmee Helicopter’s R-44 Raven I has a naturally aspirated Lycoming 0-540 engine that can cruise between 125-130 mph for a distance of 400 miles. It is the ideal platform for rotorcraft instruction, museum officials claim.
Kissimmee Helicopter also is offering block rates for pilots and student pilots to build hours. The R-44 will be available for basic primary instruction, cross-country, night flying and IFR training. The onboard video system records the instruction for the student to review and learn from after the flight is completed. The Kissimmee Helicopter’s Raven I can also be flown solo by qualified pilots, including student pilots for initial training.
Introductory flights are available starting at $125 for a 15-minute hands-on instructional flight. A 30-minute flight is $199 and a 60-minute flight is $375, plus tax. All flights are recorded on the video system, recording everything that is said and done on the flight to share and relive. A DVD of the experience is available for $25.
For more information: WarbirdAdventures.com or 407-847-7366.