Welcome to Island Aeroplane Tours. We're proud to be the "Highlight"
of your trip to Key West. We offer 6 different open cockpit biplane
tours for 2 passengers. Our tours are booked 7 days a week, 10 AM-
5PM. Sunset tours are offered and booked by appointment only. We
provide you and your partner with a narrated tour of your choice
guided by our experienced pilot. Your cruising altitude is 500 ft at
about 90 miles an hour. Your flight is smooth and is a similar
experience as being in a classic convertible car. All tours are fantastic
photo opportunities. We provide the hats, goggles and ear protection.
All you need to bring is your camera.
Its no wonder why our culture is in love with flying. The wind in your
face, when the rumble of our 220 HP continental radial engine roars
through the sky it brings a historical perspective of aviation. You'll be
amazed by how absolutely beautiful Key West is from up here. Each
tour is different. Prices are for 2 passengers & you can pick the time
that fits your vacation schedule! All of our tours are recommended for
ages 3 years - 100. Handicap Accessible*.
8 Minute Island
18 Minute Shipwreck
30 Minute Coral Reef
45 Minute Boca Grande
Sunset (By Appointment Only)
We're located at the Key West International Airport in the private
section, just past the control tower. You can follow the road straight
back to the first hangar on the left, there's plenty of FREE PARKING &
our building says "BIPLANE RIDES" Island Aeroplane Tours. Just 10
minutes from downtown Key West. Our aircraft is a original 1941 WACO UPF-7. The Waco is used for our
flight tours. The other aircraft we use for Aerial Photography & Aerial
Advertising commonly known as sky signs or billboard banners is a 1974
Citabria. We can advertise your business at local festivals, during peak
season, or at sunset on a one time pull basis or a monthly contract.
The owner and operator of Island Aeroplane Tours (Featured in AOPA
Magazine) Is Joshua A Pavia. He was bitten by the aviation bug and
became a pilot at the age of 16. He worked at the local airport in exchange
for lessons. After graduating high school Josh joined the military as a proud
Marine. He received his military jet mechanic license & his civilian mechanics
license. After his long 5 years with the military Josh used his GI bill to get an
education in Aviation Management and his Commercial Pilots License. He
then joined North America's Top Gun as a instructor and A&P. North
America's Top Gun is a company that travels the United States. They offer
the lifetime experience for every day folks to actually fly a WWII flight
trainer. Commonly known as T6's. Word spread all the way down to Key
West about his abilities as a WWII airplane mechanic, passion for aviation,
and his reputation as an instructor.
Josh is the proud daddy of his 6 month old little girl Trinity & his wife Marci
works with Josh in the office. This is truely a family owned and operated
business. Trinity will be scooting around the office in no time entertaining
our guests with her toothless smile as usual.
Island Aeroplane Tours 3469 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 (305) 294-8687