People often ask us if there is an especially good time in Florida or a season where the weather is best for flying lessons or an extended flying trip.
Reports of hurricanes and other extreme weather make many customers nervous.
Unlike southern Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale) or the southern west coast (Naples, Bonita Springs), where hurricanes are more frequent, we have not experienced a single hurricane in the last five years.
And the broiling summer temperatures, which are a year-round fixture in Southern Florida, affect us only during the true summer months. We are blessed with a year-round stable climate with no weather extremes. The geography of the St. Augustine region generally protects us from any hurricane events.
In mid-summer, high temperatures here are usually between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius, although they sometimes climb higher. In the fall and winter months, nights are significantly cooler, and normal daytime high temperatures are between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius. The climate of the region is comparable to the Canary Islands.
So don’t be scared away by the hype about hurricanes.
The area experiences good weather year-round, and it’s an excellent base for flying to many wonderful destinations as day trips or weekend excursions. You can fly to the west coast of Florida in about an hour.
Savannah and Charleston are just 1.5 to 2 hours away by air, and Southern Florida is also within easy flying distance. It’s a 3-hour flight to the Bahamas, 4.5 hours to Key West, and the picturesque East Coast is literally at our doorstep.