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November/December 2015

As the year winds down, thoughts turn toward fun wintertime adventures and this issue helps with providing a full slate of adventures: from outdoorsy activities in Oklahoma to one of America’s biggest ski areas in the rugged mountains of Montana. Spend your days skiing in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains, and then curl up by a cozy fire in a historic New England hotel. Or head to the Southwest and step into a secret spot so strange it will feel like you just stepped onto Mars.

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September/October 2015

With autumn comes some of the best flying weather of the year. Thunderstorms and wind have abated, fires have died down, kids are back in school, vacation spots become uncrowded, icing hasn’t reared its head yet, and forests from the Northeast to the canyons of the West are lighting up with leaves of red, orange, and gold. In this issue, we bring you a historic town in Virginia, spectacular red-rock canyon flightseeing, wine-, cider-, beer-, and brandy-tasting in Washington, an airplane factory tour, and a hip fly-in restaurant in the Los Angeles Basin.

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July/August 2015

Just as we were finalizing this issue, we were struck by tragedy: our co-founder and editor-in-chief, John T. Kounis, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. In place of John’s usual letter from the editor entitled “Flight Plan,” our publisher and co-founder, George A. Kounis, wrote a heartfelt tribute to his older brother, business partner, and best friend. You can read it here.

As Pilot Getaways moves forward, we will continue to honor John’s spirit of adventure that he brought to each and every issue.

This issue has some fun suggestions for late summer getaways, from two fabulous fly-ins and an aviation museum at one Tennessee airport to mysterious Indian ruins and an exclusive upscale lodge hidden away in the mountains of southwest Colorado. Or, fly to a remarkable corner of the Golden State that will allow you and your family to explore free from summer crowds. Finally, visit a cluster of Upper Midwest cities along the mighty Mississippi River, all conveniently accessed by a GA-friendly airport.

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Nov/Dec 2015

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Bozeman – Snowy Adventure in Big Ski Country.

Ardmore – Discover the Natural Wonders of the Oklahoma Countryside.

A Winter Wonderland in the White Mountains

Gateway to an Unsung Wonderland in Farmington, New Mexico.

Cold Temperature Restricted Airports – Understanding Cold-Induced Altimeter Error.

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