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.
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. Have you had a great vacation based on something you read in Pilot Getaways? We'd love to share your experiences with other readers. Send your stories (and photos if you have them) to eFlightPlan@pilotgetaways.com and we'll publish some of them in our monthly bulletin, eFlightPlan.
For this summer, Pilot Getaways has aviation-based adventures for you that span the continent, from small-town charm in Pennsylvania to Civil war history in the South, and from the beauty of mid-America’s rolling prairies to the Southwest’s most vibrant art center.
Spring is here and we are ready with ideas for spring exploration across the country. Visit the incredible Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Follow in the footsteps of many of Hollywood’s legendary actors and come to the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz., where you might find yourself “standin’ on the corner” like in the famous Eagles song. California’s state capitol, Sacramento, is wonderful in spring, and this city by the river makes a great weekend getaway. Charleston, S.C., is one of America’s most charming walking cities, with some of the most exciting cuisine anywhere. Add in a great golf resort, historic plantations in full spring bloom, and a location on the coast and you have all the ingredients for the perfect spring fling.
Now that 2015 is here, we are ready to help you get the most out of your airplane by flying it to new places, making new discoveries, and finding new adventures. We begin with a roundup of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and how you can see, and perhaps even fly in, one of their amazing and rare World War II aircraft. We’ll show you a sunny beachside trip if you go to Sun ’n Fun, or just want to escape the cold of winter. In the Northwest, you won’t want to miss one of the first big aviation shows of the season that also has lots of other activities available nearby. We also share with you a secret upscale hideaway on the Colorado River near both Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Finally, we’ll talk about what you (mostly don’t) get with that IFR clearance.
Just because winter is upon us doesn’t mean you have to lock your airplane away in the hangar. This issue brings you fun and interesting winter destinations from around the country. Visit a small Midwestern town where skyscrapers attest to its oil riches. In Utah, explore your artistic side as you enjoy nature, fantastic skiing, and fine cuisine. Camp out at a newly opened Arizona airstrip. Or celebrate Christmas Bavarian-style as you and your children explore a Northwestern Winter Wonderland. We also have Flying Tips on how to safely and easily enter a holding pattern, something that happens more often in winter when the weather caves in.