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Hi, The pictures match my “Experience”.. I forwarded to everyone in my world which made some family/friends express interest in wanting to schedule their flight sometime soon. :) Thank you again! Have a Bless Day!.. Vilma, FL
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Hi Peggy, Thanks, I really had a great birthday. (The flight was a present for myself :-) ) The flight was marvellous, and Tim was a great instructor - just as I like it. You really got a great place there. I believe it's much more fun than flying airline... I might be back one day, anyway some of my fellow pilot friends are interested so maybe they will find the way to Winter Haven. Kind regards Jakob, Denmark
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Thankyou so much. Excellent photos. Had a great time. If I'm lucky enough to get back to central fla, id love to go flying with you again. Russ, UK
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Good Morning, I had such a good time and, can not wait to come back! You guys rock! Happy flying and Thanks again. David and Venita, NY
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Mike loved his flight! You both were fantastic to work with and we'll be back. Next time is my turn though. :) Amanda, FL
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Hey Peggy. I got the photos...they are great! Thank you so much for them. We had a great time this morning. Dad thoroughly enjoyed the ride and the whole experience! We appreciate your patience and graciousness towards Dad. Perhaps he will want to go again! Thanks again, Sandy, FL Note: Bill is our oldest passenger to date. Happy 98th birthday to you!
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Dear Peggy and Tim, Our Stearman traininig was superb, and these pictures are the icing on the cake. I sent them back to my Dad - he was envious, so we may have to try to get him down for a flight next year. Andrew said to me in the car on the way back that he doesn't want to do anything but fly - win win !! Thanks again for everything - hope to see you again for some Cub training. Richard, USAF, Ret.
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Peggy and Tim, Thanks again for the photos and an awesome ride! Roger, FL
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The flying was definitely fun! Kind regards, Max, Netherlands
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I truly enjoyed flying the Piper Cub, which was the best flying I've had yet! :-) Ricardo
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Hallo Peggy and Tim, Thank you very much for Lightning the Fire ......,, Best regards Andy, France
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Hi Peggy Many thanks for sending the photos. I've already sent one to my flying buddies in the UK. Needless to say they're very jealous. As always it was lovely to see you and Tim again. Until next time or "hasta pronto" as they say here in Spain. regards, Ken
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Morning Peggy, Great to meet you. We got the photos which are brilliant. We really enjoyed ourselves. I had a ball going up in the bi plane. Wonderful experience to take home. Ill get a photo to you soon for the board. Noel, Ireland
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It was wonderful meeting both of you! Guy had such an Awesome Birthday and I'm glad you were part of fantastic memory! Thanks so much for the fantastic pics and video. We will spread the word of your hospitality and top notch service. Thanks again so much! Have a Blessed day. Denise, Florida
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Paul loved, loved, loved his flight. He is pleased that he flew with Tim!!! Julie, Florida
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Thank you so much!! Brenden loved the flight! Alicia, Florida
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Hi Peggy and Tim, many, many thanks for all. The wonderful day. Our flights. The wonderful photos. An of course we met this wonderful couple Peggy and Tim. Peggy, you can be sure this is my wish to come back soon. With our best regards Harro and Sylvie, Germany
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Thank you so very much for being so nice to me and my family,it was a great day! [ thank you] Ron, FL
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Great to fly in the Stearman today, Tim. Loved every minute. I'll give you a heads-up before my next visit and will book some Cub and Stearman time for the tail dragger rating/BFR. Happy flying. Phil, UK/Canada
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Thanks So Much! I enjoyed the flight and visit very much. I plan to fly more!! All the best, Tim, FL
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Thanks so much for the rides this morning!! We really enjoyed meeting you and Tim and the flights were fantastic. Thanks for making this such a memorable July 4th for our family. now that I know where you guys are, I will have to stop in for a little "stress relief" flight every now and again. DD, Lakeland, FL
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Thanks for the pics! Dad told me it was the best birthday he had ever had! He was thrilled. Hope to take a spin myself one of these days. Thank you guys for taking such good care of him. Nancy, FL/CA
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Hi Peggy and Tim, a big thank you for the memorable flight in the piper Cub, that’s another item off the bucket list ! Best regards, Trev, UK
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As a Alumni of Preston Aviation, I'd like to suggest a "teaching" aid...... when Tim's flying helmet wears out, on the back of the new helmet just have "lower the nose!" embroidered in bright orange........ Hope all is well and had a "blast" Bob K, Iowa
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Hey Peggy, The photos are fantastic as always! I want to thank you guys again for an incredible experience (and filling out my logbook, too!). I will definitely fly with y'all again! Sincerely, Bryce, Florida
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Hi Peggy, Great selection of photographs. Thanks so much for taking them. Flying with Tim has been one of the highlights of my flying career. It was a privilege too to meet your friend Al and see his photos of the Bob Hoover and the Shuttle. My girls loved the Sunshine State, so we hope to be back sometime. When we do, I shall certainly book some more stick time with Tim. Meanwhile, thanks for everything and best wishes. Soft landings, Mike, UK
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Thanks for forwarding the photos. It was a real treat to fly with you guys Sunday, made that much more special to have these photos to share. I look forward to adding the tailwheel endorsement soon after I complete my CFI/I training. Tony, Florida
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Thanks! It was great to meet you both & to fly with Tim. I'll tell my friends and come back to fly some more. Regards, Larry, Miami
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Dear Peggy, Tim Thank you very much for the pictures. I really enjoyed the two days in Winter Havens with you. And whenever time and weather permits and I am in Tampa I shall see you again for new flights and a nice talk. Hans, Switzerland
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Tim and Peggy.. thanks for the great time flying the Stearman today. I look forward to coming back by to fly your Cub in the future. Carl, Colorado
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Awesome! Thanks again! It was great meeting you and flying with your hubby :) JP, Canada
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Thank you so much.. Yes, Dick truly enjoyed the ride and I loved speaking with you.. And thanks so much for taking such great pictures.. we will send them on to the Gang of kids. love, bette & dick, MO and FL
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Hi Peggy Thanks for your pictures, here's one Rita took of the three of us. Great to meet you both and thanks for making it such a pleasurable experience. Hope to see you soon. Trevor, UK
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Hi Peggy, Thanks for the pictures. Robbie has fallen in love with the Cub. It was wonderful to see both of you again. Flying is keeping you young! Margaret, FL
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Thanks for the great "tail wheel" experience. Al, Honea Path, SC
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thanks guys had a great time again even with the weather!! see you next time safe landings for 2014 Paul, Canada
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Thank you so much. He had a great time. You both are so delightful. I am happy to have met you both. Thank you. Dale's wife, FL
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Hi Peggy, Thank you so much for the photos! It was a pleasure meeting you and Tim. I had a great time flying with Tim and his instruction is sure to serve me well in the near future. Best regards, Rick, Ontario
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Peggy and Tim have a great operation. Fun Flying the Stearman over central Florida and enjoying time with a super instructor. Clay
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I had an awesome time. Thanks for everything. Sincerely, Blake, Florida
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Dear Tim & Peggy, Thank you for the introduction to the PT-17. It’s like flying a Harley Davidson! I look forward to flying with you again. Best regards, Mike, AL
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Hi Peggy and Tim, Well as of this day, Ross is still "flyin' high" from the super flight in the Piper Cub. Thank you Tim for being so kind and attentive to Ross. His dream was finally realized. Thank you Peggy for the wonderful pictures and great hospitality. Never met two nicer people! Best regards, Ross and Sally, FL
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Hello Peggy, Hi Tim, Thanks for sending the pictures of my flight in the Cub with Tim. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1000th hour and will be back again I'm sure. Thanks again, Andy, UK
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Hi Peggy Great experience flying with your company. Very professional and the staff well what can I say except very friendly, courteous and I will definitely be back for some return business. Say hi to Florida for me. See ya next year Ray, Ireland
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Peggy and Tim: That was one great day. Thanks so much for the fantastic memory. The shots of the plane doing loops are the greatest. Frank
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Wow! Your pictures are awesome! Thank you so much. Anthony can't stop talking about his flight... he will never forget it! Thanks again for the pictures and the awesome experience for my son! Tony and Jill, AZ
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Peggy, Thank you, I got the photos. Tim was great and I LOVED the flight. Dawn, MI
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Hi Peggy. Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure. I can't stop thinking about it. Take care. Bill, OK
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I truly enjoyed the trip. You guys are truly good honest people. We had minus 12F the other morning, that’s hard to come back to... We will keep in touch. Thanks again, and thanks for the pics. Dean, PA
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Peggy, Thanks for the nice note a d the pic! We would love to see you and Tim at Red Bull in Dallas. I miss flying to Stearman already! The first tour isn't until the middle of April so I'll just have to wait. Mike, OR
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Hi Peggy, I'm happy you enjoyed the pictures. I hope everything is fine over there. I was talking with Lodovico today about our vacation, and the flight with Tim is one of the best memories we have. We hope to come back in Florida, but it will be not before next year; I will come to fly again for sure. Take care, ciao. Michele, Italy
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Peggy, It was very kind of you to send the enclosed pictures! I had a blast and already am looking forward to taking some more lessons next year with Tim in the Cub. Have a great summer and see you next winter! Mark, Ohio
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Hi Peggy, Thanks so much for the terrific photos! Thank you both for an absolutely terrific experience! Thanks to the info from you and Tim, Mike and I went on to enjoy Chalet Suzanne. What a unique place--and then on to the Bok tower. Very beautiful! We had an absolutely wonderful day thanks to you and Tim. Susan, TN and FL
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Dear Peggy, Dear Tim, Thank you very much for the pictures. It is highly appreciated. Thank you again for making it possible to fly. Best regards, Kris, Switzerland
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I only had an afternoon in Winter haven to get a few hours of tail wheel instruction to add an endorsement to my Private Pilots License so I spent the time with Tim and Peggy Preston in their Stearman biplane. Tim is a super instructor. I made more progress with him in 3 hours than with 2 other instructors and 4 hours elsewhere. Flying the Stearman is like going back in time, I highly recommend it for flight instrution or sightseeing. Thanks Tim and peggy for a once in a lifetime experience. see you again! Brian, OR
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Peggy, Thanks for the photos. I know my pilot friends are going to be very jealous. It was great flying with you this weekend and I hope that I will be able to do it again soon in the future! Thanks again for such a great experience, David, Jax, FL
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Thanks for all the pictures. This will be the highlight of my 75th year. Can't wait to forward to my 4 adult kids aand 4 grand-kids, plus Glen's daughter, Melissa!! Margaret, FL and MI
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Hi Peggy & Tim Thank you so much for all the photos and even more important for the nice flights and your company. I truly enjoyed the days at Winter Haven. As soon as I get back to Tampa and there is a nice day, I will make a quick flight to KGIF to visit you ;) See you and thanks again for all Peggy & Tim! Patrick, Switzerland
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really had a great time with both of you-see you soon. Doug, Maine
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Thanks for the pictures. I had a great time and I can't thank Tim enough for his patience and expertise in getting the points across to me. I will be over one of these days in a nice little C-120... Thanks again, Daryl, FL
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I enjoyed my tailwheel training with Tim. He is great instructor! Customer service with Peggy was very good also. I would recommend them to any one. Thank you! Jim, MA and FL
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Hi Peggy Thank you for the photos. Please pass my thanks on to Tim for a lovely trip. I was grinning all the way back to Orlando! I will definitely come back and see you. As they say here in Barcelona: "hasta luego". regards Ken
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Thank you for your hospitality it really made our holiday go well. Tim's instructing was superb I cannot thank him enough for how well he taught me to fly and operate the Stearman. Ronnie is still over the moon with her Cub flight. howard and Ronnie, UK
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Dear Tim & Peggy Just a quick message to say thank you for another fantastic flight on Sunday. The Stearman was such fun to fly, I can't wait to flying in it again next time. My dad said almost exactly what I thought he was going to say, but apparently according to some of his friends at the bar there were a few more 'choice' words used when we were doing the lazy 8's. But deep down I think he was impressed and slightly proud. Hope you guys have a great Christmas and new year. And thank you once again. Kindest regards Lawrnce, UK
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Tim and Peggy, Many thanks for the wonderful flight in October, and for being so
cordial to Rene, my wife. I've not had a more enjoyable or professional flight
in memory. I hope to fly with you more in the future.
Best wishes to you both,

Jim and Rene

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Thank you very much for the photos, Peggy. They are pretty COOL!, to say the least! They will remind us of an excellent experience, and some very nice new friends - you and Tim! We enjoyed visiting with you both. You are very nice people! Have a great vacation, and we hope to see you and Tim again soon.

Chuck & Sue, IL

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Thanks for the great time. Looking forward to flying again and sharing some bbq with ya at Smokin Jims

Jim, FL

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Loved the foots, send more!!
We had a good time all right, thanx to you two.
Wish we could do it once a month.

Strother, CT

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The flight was amazing! Had lots of fun - and will definitely be difficult to get adjusted to work again :).  my thanks to Tim for the flight. When I'm back in Florida I'll stop by again for sure!
Thanks again,
Robert, Netherlands
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Thank you both , I had the greatest time 
and sure I´ll try to see you again at Winter Haven.
Jose, Spain
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Peggy,       I can't begin to thank you and Tim enough  for making my "bucket list" wish come true.   As a teenage I always wished that I could get to fly in an open cockpit biwing and my dream was the Stearman.   I was most thrilled that Tim let me take the controls for awhile, what a thrill  !         
Thank you so much for the pictures, I have them in my computer Picasa file and Jim is putting together an albumn for me,   my whole family had a wondeful time and enjoyed your hospitality.
Have bragged to all the "boys" in my flying club  and will be wearing your cap and T- shirt, just to rub it in a little more. and maybe  will be able to interest some others to come and fly with you. 
 
THANKS,
John, Florida
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Really enjoyed spinning the Stearman Friday!!
It reminds me why I got into flying in the first place!
Thank you for an endorsement and a lasting memory!

Jim, Central Florida

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Peggy Dear, 
I really enjoyed our wonderful visit whilst our guys were up in the clouds !!

Dick had a blast, and he can hardly wait to tell all of his friends (and he has many).We will definitely stop in and say hello when we are at the airport again.

Thank you both so very much for making these two old folks happy.  You are both a treasure to our community..

D and A, FL

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Tim and Peggy,

It was great meeting you.  I’ll be back in Orlando next year, may have to put a few more hours in then.  Thanks for the pictures and the experience. 

L.H., Oregon

 

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Tim and Peggy

Thank you so much for the hospitality as well as taking so much time with me.  That was the most memorable BFR that I've experienced.  

Best Regards,
Wade, AL

PS:  My wife said that she would contact Tim to help pick out my 40th birthday present!  Now I'm really dreaming!:)
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Hi Tim and Peggy, just to say you so much for looking after me so well on Thursday. Still buzzing from flight and Christophe is sorry he didn't jump in for some flight time. Will send you some pix from our office...

Conor, Ireland

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Dear Tim and Peggy:

Many thanks for making much more than my day.  It was a pleasure to meet you.

I look forward to seeing my pictures.

Best regards,

Leslie, TX - UK

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Hi,

Thank you for a great couple of hours in your company today
Many thanks.

Hope you see more of my colleagues in the future!
Regards,

Paul  UK

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Hi Peggy

I absolutely loved it, great experience and fantastic service. You are both very
lucky to own such a beautiful aircraft.

I will be recommending you to friends when I get home.

Thanks for a great day and hope to come back soon to fly in the Cub!

Ian, UK
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Hello Peggy:

Thank you very much for the photos, they are realy great. It was great to have the chance to fly in the Piper J3 Cub, it is a better plane that I thought and also Tim is a great instructor,  I learn a lot in just few minutes. I am lloking forward to finish my project and start flying!!!! 

Thank you very much, and hope to visit you again in the future, also I will keep you posted on my porject!!!! Attached is the picture that I show you on what I have right now. I hope to be able to show you some progress in not to much time.

Regards
Jorge, Chile
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Tim and Peggy

Thanks so much for your hospitality and patience. I had an absolute blast, it was challenging but so so gratifying.  I could have stayed all week but my family would have disowned me and you guys would have thrown me out, so better leaving wanting more that staying too long.  

It was a pleasure meeting you both, hope to cross paths with you again.  

Thanks again and take care.
Gary, TN
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Hi Peggy
Thanks for all the pictures - you got some great shots. There seems to be one missing though - i was expecting a close up of Tim's face with a look of terror as I overused the rudder on landing :)
Yes I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was nice to meet you both. I learned a lot - Tim is a very good instructor!

Once I am home I will send you apicture of the rockwell for your wall. Hope to see you again soon.

Cheers Barry, UK

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Thank you and Tim so much for being so gracious and kind to Dad and all of us. He loved it! Some great memories were made today! Thanks again. 

Sandy, FL
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Thank you so much, these photos are great! It was great meeting you both too and we will definitely stop by. Thank you for an excellent flight experience! 

Karissa, FL

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Hi Peggy Hi Tim It was really a great surrprise coming home and finding images from our visit to you .It had been wonderful hours we could spend with you.So let me say thank you again. we arrived in Germany one day later because our flight had been cancelled in order of engine trouble.( so we had to stay a very short night in Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel.) It is always the same: When you are at home, business as usual takes all the time. Let me attach some images to show some nice hours with You and your wonderful "Flying Machine". Stay healthy and have always a good time in "Winter Haven Wonderland" Greetings from Juergen and Jochen
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I'm glad I've met you.  You are such nice people.  Great fun flying the Cub!

Wish you all the best and hope to see you and the rocket dog again soon.

M, UK

 

 

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Hi Peggy

Thanks for the photos. A nice memory of two unforgettable days.

It was the best two days of our whole vacation. I really re-discovered the fun of flying a "proper" airplane.

Only wish we could have made it longer., but will next time.

Please publish any of the photos as you want.

I will shortly download the pictures and video we took and copy these to you in the next few days.(Still unpacking!)

Although our time in Winter Haven was short I felt as though we had known you both for a far longer time!

Best Regards,

Lynda, UK

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Hi Peggy!

Thank you both for such a great day - I fulfilled a ten year dream to get back in a Stearman and I wasn't disappointed! You both made me feel so welcome and you have a great setup there.
Mark, England
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Tim and Peggy,

We all enjoyed a great day with you and Tim.  It was ever bit as much fun watching the girls get their first flight in a vintage airplane as flying myself that day.

We're looking forward to doing this again.

Bob and Bev, MO

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Thanks guys
I had a blast really appreciate the quality training, friendliness and FUN!!!
safe landings
Paul, Canada
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Hi Tim & Peggy.
Thanks for making us so welcome and the great picturess of my flight in the Stearman. It was a most enjoyable flight and the Stearman was a fantastic plane to do it in, thanks again for a wonderfull day.

Kev.
England

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We certainly had a good time, the experience made us both really respect what John Mohr was achieving with his Stearman at Sun n Fun!
I’ll be sure to pass on your best wishes to Ron when we see him.
Hope to be back in Winter Haven soon.
Best wishes and kind regards
Ian, England
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Flying the stearman with Tim was a unique experience.
Avi, NJ
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Was great meeting you and Tim too. I had a blast.
Christophe, NC
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Tim & Peggy,

Thank you for the picture, I had a great time. The flight in the Cub was the high light of my Florida trip. I hope to get a J3 for myself someday. God bless and may He keep you both safe.

Jovic, CA
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What a great day, I really enjoyed the flight.

Thanks to you and Tim.

Brian, GA

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It was the high light of my trip to Winterhaven!

Charlie, GA

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Hello

Thank you very much for these photos ..... Espacially for this wonderful moment. Kids are still taking about it.

Best regards and take care !

Olivier & family, France

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I also enjoyed meeting you and Tim and found the Cub was a lot of fun.
I'm still working out my schedule for May but hope to get back down
to fly with you again.

Rich, MD
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Tim and Peggy,
Thanks for the pictures and a fantastic experience flying your Stearman. That airplane is a blast to fly and you are right, now I want to own one. I think I may have to wait until either I hit the Lotto or I win the EAA sweepstakes. 'll be recommending Preston Aviation now to anyone looking for a unique taildragger flying experience. Maybe my next BFR will be in your Cub. Thanks again!
Bob, Florida
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Hi Peggy,

Thank-you so much for the wonderful time my parents had with you and the plane. They were “higher than kites” (pun intended!) when they told me about the experience, and they raved about your hospitality. I’m sure they probably told you that many of their first dates (way back in 1958) were centered around flying, so this probably somewhat nostalgic for them too.

One thing I’m certain of, definitely the best Christmas present I’ve ever given my Dad!!!

Cindy

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Dear Tim,

You took me flying today. I want to thank you again for the unique experience.

Keith and Kathy
New York
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Hi Peggy,
Your photos were terrific! I had a few good ones , but not like yours, so we very much appreciated the ones your sent. Ray has shown them to EVERYONE!. Cindy was very pleased that her Dad enjoyed her gift. You and Tim made it a very special occasion for both of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much for all.
Blue Skies for you too.
Ray and Carolyn, FL
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Thank you, We had a wonderful time!

Chris and Jim, CO and FL

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Thanks also to you and Tim for making Austin's first flight a smooth and memorable one.

Michelle, FL

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 I had so much fun, I've dreamed of flying in a cub for so long... You guys are great.
Thank you again -
Tim, FL
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Tim and Peggy,

Lee and I really enjoyed spending time with both of you last week in Winter
Haven.  Thanks for the excellent instruction Lee acquired in the Stearman.  I
think we have created in Lee a new Stearman enthusiast while increasing the
pressure on old Daddy Rabbit to find a Stearman to add to our fleet.

Y'all are such nice people.  Thanks for all of your courtesies and kindnesses to
Lee and me during our visit. 

Lee and I are looking forward to getting back down to Winter Haven so that he
can do some more training in the Stearman.  We'll be in touch when both of us
can arrange some time off together.  In the meantime,  happy flying to y'all!

Toy, SC

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Thank you Peggy and Tim.  It was one of the best experiences of his life!! He is saving money to go again!! Very nice to meet you and hoping to come again soon. Julie
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Hi Peggy and Tim,
Thank you very much for the pics.
Thank you as well for all you did during my stay in GIF: you made my few days with you very enjoyable! You're both very nice, funny, interesting and very friendly people! I'll keep in touch and come back to visit you. Poor Tim, he'll have to deal again with some of my bad landings (maybe less of them next time?).
Take care and best regards to both of you.

Christian, Switzerland

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Preston Aviation
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I had a Blast!!!

Thank you!

Jack, Orlando

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Thank you guys so much for the great pictures and the wonderfully flight. Something I will never forget.

See you next year,

Regards,
Mark, Spain

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Preston Aviation
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Peggy,

Thanks a billion to you and Tim for everything. I had the time of my life!!!!!!!!

Bob, Florida
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Hélio. Pegou ! I love tour excelente pictures send me ali of tem pelasse , many Thaís André ir YouTube drop by in Brasil , visit us .
MANY MANY MANY THANKS , I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET THAT BEAUTIFULL FLIGHT !

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN BRAZIL .

REGARDS,

JÉRÔME SIX . Brazil

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Tim and Peggy,

I wish I could have stayed longer. 

You two run a very professional and yet relaxed atmosphere business. I wish you both continued success and you can count on a return customer ! I did quickly visit Chalet Suzanne and have convinced my wife we need to spend a weekend there on our next Florida visit.

Best wishes (and wishing I could spend winter where you are !!)

Pete, Switzerland

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We had the most exhilarating time. My sis-in-law didn't get to go up, which means that we will have to return. FYI. Just posted a review on TripAdvisor.

Thank Tim for us.

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C, Virginia
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Thanks for the pics and the great experience.It was a thrill of a lifetime.

Danny, Canada

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Once again thanks for looking after us both on our impromtu visit to
Winter Haven, we both enjoyed it very much and my introduction to the
J3 with Tim was great. I will tell my UK pilot friends about Preston
Aviation as at least one of them visits Florida regularly.

Hope to see you again in the future,

Best regards,

John, UK

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Peggy, Thanks to both of you for providing a great birthday adventure for Don. When he started out the morning he was real grumpy, but that rapidly changed as he realized what was in store. After the flight he was grinning from ear to ear and he still is when he tells others. As you may recall Don was going on a glider ride the following day. He said “I don’t need to do that again but I sure want to fly that Stearman again.

Thanks for the pictures and hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Bill, Lakeland, FL

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Tim and Peggy,

Thank y'all for the experience I received this past weekend. Flying the Stearman was a life long goal that I was able to achieve and surpass by being signed off to fly it. Tim, your instruction was awesome and its helped me even coming back here and flying my Cessna 150. Hopefully I'll be able to come back down soon and stay current on the Stearman. Peggy, thank you for all the great pictures that you took. And a bigger thanks for keeping my dad occupied while Tim and I were up flying. LOL. Can't wait for my next trip down to winter haven. y'all be good and stay safe in the skies.

Derrick
Dothan, AL

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Hello Peggy,
Derrick  enjoyed it a ton, learned a lot from Tim and not just about the Cub and Stearman but tools Derrick can use throughout his aviation lifetime. Tim is the professional that all CFI'S should model themselves after!

But now for you.......  You and Tim are a perfect blessed couple and two peas in a pod. I worried I would get bored and or pester you when you had work to do. Neither happened and I to enjoyed myself. Thank you very much. Even after spending $400.00 in a camera upgrade. He. He.     The only problem that came from a weekend of flying and seeing a very active airport is that Derrick REALLY wants a Piper Archer in the family. Maybe next year

Keep in touch we will.

Mike, Alabama
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Hi Peggy

Thanks so much for all the photos, they're great! It was such fun going up, what an experience, I'll have to get some of these printed for the wall in London! Hope to see you again soon,
Best Wishes,
Tom
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Hi Peggy,
Thank you for the pictures,it was a plessure to fly in your stearman,and to meet you en your husband.
When Im backhome I send you some pictures off my Agcats.
We will keep in contact.
Robert, South Africa
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Hey guys,
Missed coming to fly with you this past April. Never made it to Sun and Fun. Family, work and life in general kinda got in the way this year. Sarah and I still reminisce about our rides with Tim in the Stearman.
You guys do a great job. And thanks for being such a gracious host Peggy. Hope to make it down again in the near future. Still flying the Champ here - so I'll keep my tailwheel skills up to snuff. Thanks again.
Mitch
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Peggy,

Thank you all so much for pictures. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and Tim. I look forward to stopping in next time I'm down that way to say hello and maybe some additional Stearman training. Tim is an excellent instructor.
I left that afternoon with a strong foundation to build on regarding the Stearman. I would like to give you special thanks also for looking after Tammi while we were out flying. She had a fantastic time speaking with you.
I'll keep you guys posted on my own little Stearman project I'm working on. If you know of anyone interested don't hesitate to give them my number or email!

Blue skies and tailwinds,

Russ, Georgia

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Tim and Peggy,

Many thanks for the pictures they are a great reminder of a fantastic experience.

 Some noticeable differences to my limited flying to date - the plane has no roof and no doors, no yolk - just a stick, just the bare essential of instruments, no ATC, and very little traffic – a great way to experience all the best aspects of flying.

Some of the most memorable bits

- Learning about how it responds from a stall – it virtually flies itself

-Learning a lazy 8 – weightless then a couple of Gs - better than the roller coasters

- Searching for alligators along the side of lakes at 500’

-Seeing the Floridian countryside from a better angle

It was a pleasure to meet you both and to fly the Stearman!

Many thanks

Dom, UK

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Peggy and Tim,

Thanks so much for the great flight this morning and for the pictures!!!  I really had a great time seing life from a different angle!  lol.It was great meeting you both and chatting,,,, looking forward to running into you guys again!  :)

The pictures are awesome!!!!

Thank you again,
Keith & Jeff, Florida

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Thank you so much for the flight and the pictures.  I had such a great time.  My "therapy" was awesome!

Lisa

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Hello Peggy,

Many thanks to both you and Tim for providing such an exceptional experience.  I had a great time and enjoyed both the good conversation and also the wonderful flying experience.  I’m looking forward to coming back and doing more flying with Tim in the future.

David, Florida

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It was also for me a pleasure to meet you and Tim and I really    enjoyed flying the Stearman with Tim. He is a great instructor and I hope that I have been a good "cadet" during that flight.

Pierre, France

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Thank you and Tim for the short but wonderful time we spent with you and for making us feel so welcome. I can honestly say , and no reflection on Universal Studios Theme Park , that , for me , the flight with Tim was the highlight of my vacation and if I am ever back your way I will be sure to take another flight ....and I'll highly recommend it to anyone I know .

Take care and kind regards to yourself and Tim.

John, England

 

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Thanks so much for the pictures.  Dad really enjoyed his flight. It's been a while since we've seen such a big smile!. Being 85 years old, the flight brought back many happy memories for him. We enjoyed talking with both of you. Best wishes for continued success.
Mike and family.
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What a weekend!

First thanks so much for making my tailwheel experience so much fun! We really enjoyed the time there. Both of you are such great people, and it's always great to meet folks like you in the world of aviation. It restores our faith in flying.

Sandy and Dan
Florida
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Thank you so much...you really made his day. James is looking forward to his
turn LOL. Hope to see you soon!
Sandy, Florida
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Peggy and Tim,
I just wanted to thank you both for your services over the last year. I also would like to annouce that I have soloed my Stearman! I was very prepared to take to the skies in my plane and it was because you both did such a good job in getting me ready. I know I have alot to learn, however; you both have helped me in acheiving a major goal, and I am eternally grateful.
Best Regards,
Chris
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Garrett is still talking about his adventure! I am glad we were able to connect with you to do this!
Dad has A LOT of flying stories - he really enjoys hanging out at the airport!
I am in the process of planning my next trip down there to bring my youngest son - he will definitely want to go flying as well - I will keep you posted on dates to see if it works out.
Thanks again for such a great experience!
Best regards,
Tara
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Peggy, Thank you very much all the pics were fantastic. Dillon had a great time with Tim. He could not stop talking about it. The whole experience was fantastic!!!!!!! Look forward to possibly seeing you both again maybe at the end of June for Dalton's Bday.

The W Family, Florida
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Flying and the time with Tim was very great and has given me so much!!! I must come again to do absolutely some more of this exquisite training. And many thanks again for the nice photos you have shot and your company, just has been a wonderful time!!!
Werner
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You know the funny thing is by being back home here in Austria that the great flying I did at your place seems even to be more greater what I have done, because such kind is here not possible, I should have stayed more longer! Next time I do! Please tell Tim that I loved it so much, and I learned a lot, not only flying but the way of seeing things and attitude too. He gave me really very, very much! More than flight instruction! Just he must know that!!! Please post the pictures on your testimonial page, so a part of mine lives there, and already now I am looking forward to my next coming. The States are the States, there is nothing else than that!
So many, many greetings, and we stay in touch!
Werner

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Peggy and Tim,

Thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon. We certainly enjoyed our time. The pictures are great. Loved them all. It was fun meeting you, too. We had fun! Have a great spring and summer.

Peach and Ron

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Peggy,
thank you for all those great photos.
We have already sent our kids the one of Gilles, the Red Baron. They will think Dad is crazy.
Virginia
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Hi,
I had a nice return trip thanks, bit long, but I am back.

I had an immensely fun time flying the PT-17 and of course a huge thank you to Tim for putting up with me. I look forward to seeing you all again, in the not too distant future.

Thank you.

Andrew
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Dear Tim and Peggy,

Thank you Tim for the most wonderful and valuable time I spent with you in your
J-3 Cub!  You taught me a lot about flying it (even though I wasn't appearing to
be a quick learner) and it all came together once I let it all sink in while
discussing it with my wife for the next couple of days.  Sun n' Fun was great
the next day,too. 

Thank you both for making it a great little vacation and hope to do it again in
the near future.

Eddie

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Tim and Peggy, Thank you so much for the pictures of our Stearman ride last week. We had a great time and will be back on our next trip to Fla. We will recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Fla. It was very cool to see Central Fla. from the air! We were amazed by all the lakes that are connected by canals, Legoland and the citrus groves. Tim gave a great tour of the area and explained everything about our vintage plane. Peggy made us feel very comfortable and told us exactly what to expect. Thanks again, my sisters and I had a blast! Joann
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Peggy: Thank you for the set of fantastic pictures!!! Jerry and I just had a chance to get on line and look at them. They were great!!! Thank you to both of you for being such gracious hosts!!! We both really enjoyed our rides and plan to advertise your service to everyone that we know that will be traveling to or near Winter Haven. Dave
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Hi, just wanted to thank you for the taildragger inst., Had a great time. Tim is a great instructor, patient, accommodating. Aircraft are maintained to excellent standards. Miss being at the airport, we had a great time in Fl., fog here today,getting ready for spring crop work, if we get to Fl. will be sure to stop in. Best regards, John III
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Peggy / Tim

Thank you so much for helping me scratch off one of the items on my bucket list ! Tim is a fantastic guy and Stearman Pilot and Peggy a very pleasant girl who handles the office without a hitch and a great photographer as well. I was lucky to have such great weather today for my flight. I will send a picture of my 185 Amphib for your wall and I hope to see you again someday.

P.S. All of the pictures and videos you sent turned out perfect ! Thanks again for making my day :)

Shane, Ontario

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Hi Peggy & Tim.

Back to work in Monaco and often thinking about the good time talking with both of you about flying, about the Stearman and how it was in the good old time of Tail Wheel Aircrafts. Hope I can be back sometime this year and fly again with Tim. Also, thanks for the pictures, they are nice. Peggy you are a good photographer indeed!

I had the opportunity to go to Sun nFun museum in Lakekland and to see the 3 stearmans, 1 waco and 2 Ryan they have there. Nice. I would like to give a special Thanks to Tim who help me to understand the Stearman and how to handle a TW Vintage Aircraft and also allow me to discover Winter Haven and other airfields around. You are lucky to live is such a nice Area. Tim is actually one of the Best Instructor I had, he loves to fly the Stearman and share his passion with students.... and he provided me the TW endorsement.....

As a French famous pilot, Jean Mermoz said : Le beau ct du mtier de Pilote est de simaginer , de temps autre, que nous vivons loin des choses dici bas, que notre existence est faite de suite daventure. That I would translate : The nice thing of being a Pilot is to let us imagine, from time to time, that we are living far from what is happening below, that our life is made up of a succession of adventures..... (Like it would have been in the Forties)

See you soon in Florida,
Jean-Philippe

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During November 2011 I spent 3 days ( 6 hours) training for my tail wheel endorsement. The whole experience was extremely satisfactory from the technical side of the flights to the logistics needs. Tim Preston will help you to obtain the skills you need to master the old flying in a very professional, personal and friendly way. Tim has a vast expertise on tail wheel aircraft and related matters, from mechanical maintenance to history of the old flying instruction to training procedures. Aircrafts are well maintained and kept in pristine condition. The coordination for training / aircraft schedule is simple and youll get Peggy Preston assistance (she will make sure your time at Preston is enjoyable from any point of view).

Winter Haven offers a convenient venue for training (well maintained facilities, 2 runways on a non-towered airport, nice weather, plenty of other airports nearby, including grass strips, good and affordable hotels and restaurants and complementary activities for the non-pilots companion / family, like Orlando attractions, Fantasy of Flight Museum and golf courts)

Tks again and keep in touch,
Martin
Miami

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Hi Tim & Peggy,

We loved it, thank you so much for the wonderful experience. Luigi will definitely get his license in time, and we will certainly return. Hopefully our schedule wont be as tight and we can get to fly much longer.

Take care and thanks once again, and looking forward to flying with Tim on the stearman again.

Regards
Edison, Philippines

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Tim & Peggy,

Our pictures have been all over Facebook today. It was a great experience and my Son gets credit for finding it for my birthday present.

Thanks for a great experience,
George

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............I recently returned from Florida. While there, I took advantage of the opportunity to sample a Stearman (PT-17, fitted with the W-670), at Preston Aviation, about an hour's drive from Orlando. The aircraft was in good shape, and Tim Preston was friendly and enthusiastic.

Being cheap by nature, my first thought was " it  is too expensive; I'll just find a private owner and arrange a flight for a lot less". However, Tim allowed me to fly from the rear cockpit and to do all of the flying (yes, including the takeoffs and landings): which I doubt would have been possible with a privately owned airplane. This permitted me to obtain a good sense of how the aircraft handles, and the money was well worth it. If you're in Orlando, consider making an appointment.
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Thank you Tim & Peggy for making my first flying lessons so enjoyable. I had a lot of fun learning in the Cub, which was a beautiful, well looked after plane. I could only dream of having one of my own in such good quality!

Recently British Airways started a 'Future Pilot Programme' which I'm looking into for my further training to become an airline pilot. The exemplary and invaluable teaching Tim gave me will be more than enough to propel me into my aviation career and give me the leading edge over my competitors.

Thank you again and I will hopefully come back for another ride in the cub, that plane was just too much fun!

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Peggy,

Thanks very much to you and Tim, the Stearman flight was a great experience and I will be recommending it to my friends and colleagues who will visit Florida.

Kind regards
Darren 2011

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Hi Peggy,

Thank you for the pictures! That was so nice of you! My dad hasn't stopped talking all day about his flight. I know you'll be seeing us again! :) It was so nice to meet you. Thanks for making today so wonderful for my dad.

All my best,
Julie 2011

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Tim and Peggy,

June 2011

In 2003 am children gave me a gift for Fathers Day, which was a 45 minute ride in your Stearman BiPlane.  I could see your plane go over my house in New Milford, and my daughter asked if I would ever ride in that thing and I said "in a heart beat".  Well that was my gift that Fathers Day and I will never forget it.  It was a thrill I will never forget.  This year my gift was a 44 cent stamp with my picture on it setting in that Stearman

The picture I am sending is the picture my daughter took the day I took my plane ride and is the same picture on the stamp.  It was such a special day for me, and I always wanted to remember it, I had her put it as my wallpaper on my computer. I miss the special sound of that plane coming over the hills and valleys.

Fondly,
David

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It was an extraordinary first experience with the Sterman on June 1st. I will definitely come back in Septembre for 3 full days and trying to get the TW qualification. Thanks again for the time dedicated to me and for being both so kind and professional.

Best regards,
Jean-Philippe

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What a fantastic experience. No words can describe, no movie can generate the sound, feel and view from the cockpit of a PT-17!

Thank you!
Kevin
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