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Adventure Travel  

How would you like to see the Grand Canyon?  Las Vegas?  Phoenix?  Los Angeles?  Fly through the Rocky Mountains?  Experience real weather situations?  
If you have to build time anyway, why fly from coast to coast in Florida for 50 hours when you can see the United States, Canada and the Bahamas?  Want to go on a custom trip?  Call for additional details, scheduling or custom pricing based on your needs!

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Upcoming Adventures

Across America Adventure

September 20-30, 2018

Highlights:  Cessna Factory Tour, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Reno, Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, ...

Mark flying across the US in a private airplane off your bucket list!  This 11 day, 55 hour trip will be action packed!  The plan is to depart Tampa and fly to Independence, KS and take the Cessna Factory Tour.  Then, we will head northwest to Rapid City, SD and fly over the Badlands and Mount Rushmore.  The next morning, we will fly by Devils Tower enroute to Jackson Hole, WY where we will visit Yellowstone National Park.  Then we will head west for lunch in Reno, NV before we finish the day with a short flight to San Francisco, CA where we will spend 2 nights.  Then, we will fly the Pacific Coast Highway south to Los Angeles, CA.  ATC time permitting, we will fly by the Hollywood sign.  In LA, we will visit Hollywood Blvd. and eat dinner at Opaque as a group.  Then, we will begin our journey back to the east coast.  Our first stop will be the Grand Canyon for lunch.  After lunch, we will take a short 54 NM trip south to Flagstaff, AZ for the night.  The next morning, we will continue east to Albuquerque, NM.  After Albuquerque, we will fly to San Antonio, TX and visit the Alamo.  Then, our next stop and the last overnight will be in New Orleans, LA.

Adventure Travel Requirements

To take a Superior plane on an adventure, in addition to meeting the requirements to be PIC, you must be IFR Certified and current or take a Superior Flight Instructor on the trip.

Abbeville, SC

June 22-24, 2018

VDF to SC81
Depart VDF at 12:00
Fuel Stop at KAMG
Depart SC81 at 11:00
Fuel Stop at KBHC

Join the Superior crew on an adventure to a 2,240’ x 40’ private airport in Northwest South Carolina.  This historic town boasts southern hospitality at its finest.

Friday night, we’ll cook at the airport and have a bond fire and play cards.

Saturday night, we’ll go into town for dinner and drinks.
Sunday we’ll have breakfast and depart around 11:00

Accommodations:  A limited number of accommodations are available at Michele’s house at the airport.  For those that don’t want to stay at the house, you may stay in town at the Belmont Inn on the town square.

Key West, FL

July 13-15, 2018

Depart VDF at 12:00
Depart EYW at 12:00

Join the Superior crew on a weekend getaway to Key West, FL!  We’ll depart Tampa Executive at 12:00 and fly to Key West for the weekend.  We usually rent scooters to get around.  We’re staying at close to the ‘Most Southern Point’.  

We’ll probably do a water adventure on Saturday.

You can join the group and participate in the activities or you can relax however you choose.  

Past Adventures

Tampa to Nassau, Bahamas  

April 26-29, 2018

We flew from Tampa to Nassau.  There were 9 of us in total.  We explored Nassau on Thursday night.  

On Friday, we flew to MFAR, North Eleuthera Island and and took a boat to Harbor Island.  We had lunch and walked Pink Sands Beach.

On Saturday, we flew to MYES, Staniel Cay.  We rented boats and went swimming with the pigs and snorkeled at Thunderball Grotto.  Sunday, we departed for Tampa.

Tampa to Death Valley, CA

November 24-December 8, 2017

We flew to Austin, TX area for the first night.  The goal was to get to the Rocky Mountains and spend our time flying in the mountains.  There were 6 people when we started and we picked up a passenger in Las Vegas.  Some of our stops were:  Roswell, NM, Salt Lake City, UT, Death Valley, CA, Ely, NV, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and several unplanned stops due to weather.  These are memories we’ll never forget!

Miscellaneous / Spontaneous Adventures

We love to fly!  We’re always going somewhere.  Here are a few pictures of some of our miscellaneous and spontaneous adventures to places like, Toronto, Canada, Abbeville, SC, Key West and others!

Want to see more?  Check us out on Social Media to see all our pictures and flying adventures!

Bahamas Island Hopping

December 6-9, 2018

VDF to MYAM - Marsh Harbor
Depart VDF at 08:00
Fuel Stop at FPR
Depart MYAM at 09:00
Fuel / Customs at FPR

We’ll depart Tampa Executive at 08:00 and stop in Fort Pierce, FL for lunch and to file our EAPIS paperwork.  Then, we’ll fly to Marsh Harbor.  We’ll obtain a cruise permit.  Then, we’ll fly Friday & Saturday to different islands for lunch and activities.

Triple Tree Aerodrome

September 7-9, 2018

VDF to SC00
Fuel Stop at AMG
Depart SC00 at 12:00
Lunch GMU
Fuel Stop GRD

There is no other place like Triple Tree Aerodrome.  Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, this renowned airport’s motto is ‘Food, Fun & Hospitality’ and they prove it.  This is a different kind of fly in.  You can only camp.  There are no hotels in the area.  They have daily workshops and nightly entertainment and food.  The runway is 7,000’ x 400’ of perfectly manicured grass.  There is a river to cool off in during the day and after the scheduled activities at night, you’ll usually find someone playing music at their campsite and ‘pickin ‘n grinnin’ as they call it.  We’ll camp under the wing of the planes.

Key West, FL

October 5-12, 2018

We’ll be in Key West, come down for the day or come for the week!

Superior will be spending the week in Key West.  Join us for the day and meet for lunch or join us for the entire week.  

Across America Adventure

October 18-23, 2018

Kitty Hawk, NC, Atlantic City, NJ, New York City

Approximately 30 hours flight time.

Join Superior Aviation on a quick trip to build 30 hours of flight time from Tampa to Portland, Maine.  We will stop in Kitty Hawk, NC and see the Wright Brothers Museum, Atlantic City, NJ and New York City.

Oshkosh, WI
July 25-29, 2018

Depart VDF at 08:00
Overnight in Indianapolis, IN
Depart OSH at 07:00
Fly OSH to VDF in one day
PDF with Event Details

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on a trip to the largest airshow in the world!  

We’ll depart VDF early and try to make it to the Indianapolis, IN area to overnight.  The overnight stop will depend on the weather that day.  We’ll explore whatever town we make it to that night and depart early the next morning and fly into Oshkosh!!!  

We’re renting a house in downtown Oshkosh.  It is about 1 mile from the airport.  You can bring an air matress and sleep on the floor or you can rent your own place or camp under the wing of the airplane at the show.

You can participate in the flying or stick around OSH and enjoy the show.