Building Experience and Confidence at a Rate of Knots

Luke has had some incredible experiences so far whilst in Florida and continues to explore further and farther afield.

Simple steps such as talking to Orlando approach, Tampa Approach, Miami Centre, and various controlled airports is increasing Luke’s confidence in flying in American airspace. The odd quirky controller makes for some laughable ATC conversations as words like ‘aloha’ and ‘shuffle’ slip into the mix. Even someone sat inside and infornt of a screen all day can help you enjoy the sunshine even more!

Luke flew down to Key West on about a 10 hour round trip via Naples, Homestead, Marathon, Key West, Miami Beach, and Hollywood Miami. Aside from the weather, the Florida keys came out in force with many Dolphins, Manatees, stingrays, sharks and seals to enjoy viewing along the way.

Since coming back to Winter Haven, Luke has flown back along the white sand beaches of Clearwater Beach on the Gulf Coast, somewhere he favours in Florida. Flying the same beaches with the doors off was another experience that Luke will never forget.

Make sure you check out our Helicentre Florida social media to see all the amazing images and video footage from these flights!

Stay tuned for more updates with Luke as the list of places explored continues to grow.