Gulf Air Center's preferred Tour Partner is the The Bird of Paradise.
Operating from our FBO facility, The Bird of Paradise offers two unique aircraft that take you to the foundation of aviation and provides the experience of flying when our earliest aviation pioneers took to the sky.
Open cockpit Biplane rides for two in a 1928 Travel Air 2000 – Professionally restored, flown, and maintained! ( Max. Weight 350lbs total)
Enclosed cockpit T-Craft rides for one in a 1940 Taylorcraft BL-65 (Max. Weight 180lbs)
There was a time when flying meant an open cockpit airplane. Pilots and passengers alike were in intimate contact with the airplane and the air it flew through. It was a magical time, accented by an equally magical experience. For the most part those days are gone. But luckily they're not gone entirely.
The Travel Air was designed with passenger service in mind. The front cockpit, which has a basic instrumentation in the panel, was built for two average size passengers. Extra large passengers may be surprised to find that they are in roomy, comfortable surroundings when they fly alone in the front seat.
The Bird Of Paradise's original paperwork from 1928 bears the signature of none other than Walter Beech. His aircraft, built in partnership with aviation pioneers Clyde Cessna and Lloyd Stearman, is once again airworthy and working in a warm and sunny place where a lady of her maturity deserves to spend her days enjoying her surroundings and telling tales of how things used to be when the world was a simpler place.
See the beautiful Gulf Coast area like no one else – from above!
For pricing and information visit www.866mustfly.com or call
Barnstormin’ Bar @ 1 – 866 – MUST – FLY!
DON’T MISS YOUR FLIGHT OF A LIFETIME!
The Bird of Paradise is independently owned and operated. Based at Jack Edwards Airport.