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Best Attractions & Activities: Few attractions are more hands-on historic than Warbird Adventures, which offers thrill-seekers the unparalleled opportunity to fly like the hero aces of World War II in the North American T-6 Texan (also known as the SNJ or Harvard). Not only is this the aircraft in which most Allied pilots received their training, the entire experience is customized. Whether you have your sights set on a smooth, relaxing sightseeing mission or a flight rife with daring acrobatics, an experienced pilot will hook you up. Flights range from 15 minutes to an hour. A visit to the nearby Kissimmee Air Museum is a wonderful way to round out the experience.

Family-Friendly Museums: Many folks come to Warbird Adventures for the thrill of flying high in the operation's beautifully restored and maintained airplanes but you need not leave the ground to check out their collection of historic aircraft. The collection of the Kissimmee Air Museum is lauded by aircraft enthusiasts and historians alike who get up close and personal with these largely operational classics and even learn about their restoration – which could well be in progress during your visit. Ideal for fly-boys and girls eager to learn their pastime's history – not to mention World War II buffs – this small, but fascinating and reasonably priced museum plays beautifully by itself but pairs superbly with a flight at Warbird Adventures.

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Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:

Best Attractions & Activities: "Take the controls in the front seat of the "Pilot Maker" and let an instructor show you the ropes."

Family-Friendly Museums: "This is a great offshoot for groups whose members are divided on whether or not to take to the skies."

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Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: It's as much a delight for history buffs as aviation enthusiasts – and what child isn't fascinated by the idea of soaring through the clouds?

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