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.

Seaplane Rating with Alaska Float Ratings

I found the end of my rainbow in Moose Pass, Alaska, a couple of weeks ago.

Alaska Float Planes

July/August 2013

Summer is prime time for all kinds of getaways, and this issue has you covered with a number of great choices for fun. You can cool off in clear lakes, rent a boat, and go fishing at Minocqua, Wisc., near Oshkosh, making this a perfect escape en route to/from the annual AirVenture fly-in. Floatplane fanatics won't want to miss one of North America's biggest seaplane fly-ins, a late-summer celebration at Moosehead Lake, Maine. Out west, pilots can tour the Aviat factory in Afton, Wyo., home of the legendary aerobatic Pitts Special biplane and the Husky bush plane. Lush forests, the world's largest cold-water geyser, and exciting rodeo action make Afton a great summer stop. North Carolina's barrier islands are spectacular when viewed from the vantage point of your airplane. Stop in at an island restaurant for seafood specialties, and then visit a trio of seaside towns on the Crystal Coast.

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May/June 2013

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.

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March/April 2013

Spring is upon us, so it's time to brush off the rust and get into the air. This issue has an exclusive peek at a newly-opened guest resort below Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. And as a follow-up to our Jan/Feb story on how to get your floatplane rating, we take you up into the Canadian wilderness of British Columbia and Yukon Territory for an incredibly scenic camping, fishing, and guest-lodge trip via amphibious floatplane. Those of you on the East Coast can visit Charlottesville, Va., and the former abodes of our most famous Founding Fathers. Out west, our spring adventures continue in Temecula with hot air ballooning, wine tasting, and an Old West town.

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Jul/Aug 2017 Cover

Minam River Lodge – Elegant Backcountry Hideaway in Oregon.

Flying to Cuba!

Enjoying the Work of Art that is Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Lake, Oklahoma – Lakeside Fun in the Ozark Foothills.

International Flying – How to Cross Borders.

Plus Avnews, great columns, and MORE!

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