The Right Stuff for a post SUN ’n FUN trip, Part 2

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

As noted in yesterday’s post, taking one of the extra-cost “Up Close Tours” of the Kennedy Space Center can make this SUN ‘n FUN side trip worth the cost. For me, seeing the original Cape Canaveral was my ticket back... Continue Reading →

The Right Stuff for a post-SUN ‘n FUN trip

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

SUN ‘n FUN is coming up soon. If you are heading to the show in Lakeland, Florida, what else can you do while you’re in Florida? Of course, there’s always Disney World, but why not see the hub of America’s... Continue Reading →

Do you have a favorite destination?

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by

In our January print issues, we’re going to focus on Destinations, including trips to Washington, D.C., the Caribbean, Austin, Texas, and more. We’d like to hear from you as to where your favorite destinations are when you take to the... Continue Reading →

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Bimini Sands resort offers pilots airport processing fee rebate

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by

SOUTH BIMINI, Bahamas — Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is offering a rebate of up to $75 to private pilots who fly into Bimini International Airport (BIM) and stay a minimum of two nights at the resort. This rebate is intended... Continue Reading →

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Backcountry pilots applaud Monument court decision

Posted on August 7th, 2013 by

GREAT FALLS, Montana –Officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) report that a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals largely upholds the backcountry airstrip designations on Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Continue Reading →

Bahamas resort slates invitational fly-in

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by

Schooner Bay Harbour Village will host its First Annual Invitational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend on Aug. 23-25. Continue Reading →

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Pilot offers advice on Alaska flying

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by

By BILL WALKER Air charter company owner Will Johnson built a successful business over the past three decades flying tourists, hunters and fishermen around Alaska. And, in the process, the 20,000-hour pilot, who operates Yute Air Taxi in Fairbanks, has... Continue Reading →

Bahamas institutes new airport taxes for private pilots

Posted on July 6th, 2013 by

The Bahamas government has instituted new aviation taxes: $50 for arriving private aircraft and $75 in and $75 out for commercial operators. This tax, labled a “processing fee” for General Declaration forms, also applies for technical fuel stops. Continue Reading →

A safe place to go

Posted on June 29th, 2013 by

Current Island, Eleuthera in the Bahamas is a little bit nicer, thanks to the generosity of pilots. Zion Children’s Home dedicated two homes, June 23, that can accommodate sixteen abused or neglected boys and girls. Volunteer pilots from Bahamas Habitat  over a two-and-one-half... Continue Reading →

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Exploring the Alaskan backcountry

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by

By BILL WALKER For Alaska pilot Karl Kisser, the day trips he considers routine are the stuff of dreams for many of his counterparts in the Lower 48. He is a private pilot living in Anchorage and often flies from... Continue Reading →