Tampa Bay Aviation, based out of the Clearwater Airpark (KCLW) offers flight training and aerial services in both airplanes and helicopters. We now offer Helicopter tours out of the Albert Whitted Airport (SPG) in Saint Petersburg. Our experienced staff of instructors, well maintained aircraft, and friendly airport environment makes Tampa Bay Aviation the premier location to service your aviation needs. Whether you are looking to fly for fun, become a professional pilot, find a unique gift, or take some aerial photos, we would love to help. So give us a call or stop in to get more information and schedule your next flight!

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Press Release June 18th 2012

Tampa Bay Aviation, located in Clearwater, FL at the Clearwater Airpark, announces new name and ownership of the longstanding flight school which has been on location for over 30 years. The new owners and management added helicopter training in Robinson Helicopters as well as the acquisition of an FAA approved helicopter simulator.

Tampa Bay Aviation’s management is experienced first-hand in real world commercial aviation with thousands of hours in both rotor and fixed wing operations.  President Zack Taylor states,  “Students from all over the country, as well as internationally, can come to Tampa Bay Aviation to work on fixed wing and rotorcraft ratings. Aside from offering dual rating training opportunities we are unique from the majority of helicopter training facilities in that we offer both a helicopter simulator and an R22 instrument trainer, which allow for marginally lower costs for instrument ratings for our students”. 

Tampa Bay Aviation is able to offer helicopter instrument ratings at one low, fixed rate.  Instrument ratings for private helicopter pilots can be completed for just $12,000. Fixed rates for commercial rated helicopter pilots are offered at $8,000 and instrument add-on ratings for fixed wing pilots are just $6,000. Along with instrument helicopter training Tampa Bay Aviation is also providing helicopter flight training from private to CFII as well as fixed wing flight training and rentals. An on-site testing center is also provided for student FAA written exams.

Located in sunny, Clearwater, FL just minutes from white sandy beaches, Tampa Bay Aviation can arrange transportation and hotel accommodations for out of town students.


Tampa Bay Aviation
Clearwater Airpark
1000 N Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL 33765

Tampa Bay Aviation
Albert Whitted Airport
540 1st Street Southeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


 (727) 461-5229



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