Pilot Getaways is the bimonthly travel magazine for pilots and their families. We focus on having fun with your airplane at destinations from backcountry strips to exclusive fly-in resorts.
Our new iPad app delivers the current issue to subscribers, offers back issues for sale, and includes a free preview of the current issue. For 15 years, we have been featuring recreational destinations that are accessible to general aviation aircraft—from grass strips with under-wing camping to full-service, fly-in resorts. “Readers have been demanding an easy way to reference our extensive travel information without carrying 73 back issues weighing more than 30 lbs. By the end of the year, we expect to have our complete library of more than 500 destinations available,” said editor-in-chief John Kounis. “Furthermore, foreign subscribers can now receive our publication digitally without incurring high shipping fees.” An annual subscription costs $19.99 and back issues are available for $4.99. For more information, visit www.pilotgetaways.com/subscription-options.
Since Pilot Getaways started publication in 1998, many subscribers have written to us about trips they have taken after reading about particular destinations featured in the magazine. We’re kicking off our first “Reader Getaway” with a submission from our own Technical Editor, who has been with the magazine since 2006.
Pilot Getaways has undoubtedly enriched the lives of many of its readers, but I have a hunch that, aside from the magazine’s founders, John and George Kounis, nobody’s life has been changed by it more than mine. Long before my professional association with Pilot Getaways, the magazine introduced me to a whole new lifestyle, and something I read in it eventually led us to move from Southern California to Idaho.
With millions of acres of pristine wilderness, Alaska is a place that many pilots call the final frontier. If you've ever considered flying your airplane there, don't miss this issue with a fabulous south-central Alaska itinerary. Of course, if you'd rather stay closer to home, we've got that covered too. We'll take you from romantic Niagara Falls to America's aviation hub of Wichita to a small Idaho town with big summer recreation.