Florida photo diary
A photographer sends back a series of stunning images from his flying holiday in Florida. (Promotional feature)
Photographer Jamie Murray and his wife Rebecca went on a Pilots Paradise Adventure Couples holiday during December 2014. They were based in a one bedroom fly-in apartment, next to the runway and went exploring Florida in Millie the PA-28 Warrior.
Day 1 - Great to be here, looking forward to what the adventure brings!
Day 2 - Checkout complete. Weathered in at Valkaria then a dash back to Indian River, I think that’s us for the day.
Day 3. En-route to the Space Coast Regional Airport. Fuel, coffee then back home via a low level pass of the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility.
Day 4 - Albert Whitted airfield, St Petersburg for some sun, lunch and the Dali Museum. Home for a beautiful sunset.
Day 5. Everglades Airpark - Air-boating, shrimp and home for sunset.
- 4 Flight test: Globe Super Swift
- 5 Flight test: Cessna 182C
- 6 Flight test: Sukhoi Su-29
- 7 100 years of Fournier: a history of aviation’s original ‘green’ promoter
- 8 Pilot interview with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary
- 9 Ryanair to recruit 2,000 pilots
- 10 Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation takes to the air
Day 6 & 7 Key West and home via Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Executive Jet Centre and Fort Pierce - Credit for these two goes to the Co-Pilot!
Day 8 - Lazy Sunday. Indian River over to Naples for lunch. Sanibel Island - Okechobee and home.
Day 9 - Up to Jacksonville Cecil to visit the US Coast Guard. Great day! Back to share the field with the neighbours.
Day 10. Planning - not dreaming.
Day 11 - Early rise. St Augustine & River Ranch Lodge.
As well as its Adventure Couples and Family Holiday packages, Pilots Paradise has recently announced its Flying Elite club, which provides members with the ability to book stays whenever they like and enjoy a range of disounts and advantages,