Have you ever been to an aviation-themed hotel? The newest hotel on Mustang Island in South Texas is Amelia’s Landing, which is near Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS). [Read more…]
For those who love general aviation, as well as history, a visit to the National Aviation Heritage Area in Ohio is a must.
The federally designated heritage area surrounds Dayton, the hometown of the Wright brothers. The eight-county area is chock-full of aviation sites, from the original Wright brothers’ bicycle shop, to Huffman Prairie, where the brothers perfected their flying skills, to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
What’s even better? Many of the sites are free, which means more money for avgas. [Read more…]
By KARIN LEPERI
Located six miles west of Lexington, Kentucky, the Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is a public airport including commercial, corporate and general aviation with an approach that arguably has to be one of the most scenic.
Where else in the world can you fly over rolling emerald hills and neatly manicured horse farms as you approach your runway? [Read more…]
If there’s an aviator’s bucket list item that needs to be checked off for every pilot, it’s First Flight Airport (KFFA) at Kill Devil Hill, N.C. [Read more…]
PASO ROBLES, Calif. – The first Mooney Summit, sponsored by The Mooney Flyer, will be held June 12-14 at KPRB. Planned events include a wine tour, evening reception at Estrella Warbird Museum, seminars for Mooney owners and pilots as well as non-pilots, and a lunch presentation by the Commander of the Navy’s Strike Fighter Wing, US Pacific Fleet, Captain David E. Koss sponsored by Mooney International.
The latest blog from Gene Lee at The HD Pilot chronicles a flight to the Grand Canyon in his RV-7A. He begins: “It was the first week of May when I took a trip out to Tucson, Ariz., to visit friends. At that point, already being far west of Dallas and relatively so close to the Grand Canyon, I just couldn’t resist going out of the way to see it from my RV-7A. I looked at it as possibility a once-in-a-life-time opportunity.” Read the full post here. [Read more…]
We recently reached out to our readers to ask them their favorite destinations. Here’s what a few of them had to say: [Read more…]
By KARIN LEPERI
Whether you fly-in or drive-in to Fredericksburg, this quaint Texas hill-country town is a memorable experience on many fronts.
First and foremost, the town reverently remembers the U.S. role in World War II. From the World War II-themed Hangar Hotel, Airport Diner and the static display of a DC-3 at the county airport where you can fly-in and tie-down for the night, to the Smithsonian-quality National Museum of the Pacific War, there is more than enough facts, remembrances, and history to engage any military, history, or aviation buff for a weekend and more. [Read more…]