03.11.2013 - News

Tourists can take a look at the Florida Keys from the cockpit

The company “Overseas Aerotur ” last spring launched a summer tour on an old biplane from the Second World War over the Florida Keys.


Constructed in 1940 , Waco UPF – 7 seats two passengers and the pilot, and flies at an altitude of about 500 feet in search of a part of the visible rays and sharks, as well as the occasional dolphins , turtles and manatees. And at an altitude of 1,500 feet passengers have the opportunity to explore more broadly the unique bridges and islands.
” From the air, you really see how Henry Flagler changed the district,” – said the pilot and co-owner Brad Neath, referring to the railroad magnate who built the original 1912 railroad that linked the Keys through a series of bridges, later replaced by Overseas Highway. – ” Besides, it’s really interesting to see how little land and how much water around here,” – he said.
Tours depart from the airport to the Middle Keys. The cost of the tour ranges from $ 110 for two people for 10 minutes to $ 599 per hour.
Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: nytimes.com