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.


March/April 2015

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.

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January/February 2015

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.

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November/December 2014

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.

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Kellee-Set-Go![es] to Curacao

For my moonlighting job, I often get to go on amazing trips all around the world. Recently, I was sent to Curacao—a small Dutch island in the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela—by the Tourism Board to make a travel video highlighting adventures on the Island.

September/October 2014

Over much of the U.S., autumn can provide the best flying of the year. Along with falling temperatures and better engine performance come fewer thunderstorms, less wind, and less turbulence. So make the most of fall while it lasts! We’ve got some great destinations for fall flying. Each offers a completely different experience, so there’s something for everyone.

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Savannah – History, Haunted Mansions, and Island Adventure in Georgia.

Dayton – Visit the Birthplace of Aviation and Tour the World-Famous Air Force Museum.

Fly in to a Pine Paradise in Blackwater, Florida

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico – A Charming and Quirky Desert Town.

A Pilot's Guide to the Great American Eclipse.

Using an iPad in the Cockpit – Lessons Learned from Long-Distance Flying.

Plus Avnews, great columns, and MORE!


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