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.


January/February 2013

It’s a new year, and this first issue of 2013 is full of fun flying ideas for you and your family to start the year off right with new adventures. We’ll help you make plans to visit and fly over the Big Island of Hawai’i, with its incredible diverse landscapes and jewel-like turquoise waters. The Big Island’s Kohala Coast is the sunniest spot in the whole state and with some of its finest resorts, yet this island sees far fewer tourists than some of the other islands. It’s not too late for winter adventures, either. Grand Marais, Minn., on Lake Superior is a great area for watching winter wildlife and enjoying winter activities. For many, late winter means it’s time to gear up for Sun ’n Fun, aviation’s annual kickoff to fly-ins. A side trip to St. Petersburg with its beautiful beaches makes a worthy addition to your Florida trip. And if all this watery fun has you thinking about adding a float rating, this issue has the lowdown on how you can do just that.

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November/December 2012

Winter is almost here, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your airplane—and your flying skills—into hibernation. This issue is jam-packed with fun places all around the country for your next winter adventure. From the far north to the Southwest to the Florida Keys, we’ve got an array of destinations to fit all budgets. And for those who may be dreaming of the perfect fun airplane for the backcountry, we present a thorough review of the amazing CubCrafters Carbon Cub!

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September/October 2012

As hot weather is being replaced by cool nights and crisp leaves, we look forward to fall, which brings some of the year’s best flying weather with clear days, fewer thunderstorms, and less wind. Our cover story on Palm Springs is timely, as aviators will gather there for the annual AOPA Aviation Summit. You can also celebrate fall colors along Lake Michigan, sample the harvest in Washington’s Wine Country, or pull up an Adirondack chair in luxurious Lake Placid.

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July/August 2012

It’s the height of the summer flying season and we’re bringing you a full array of summertime adventures in this issue! We cover an historic Pennsylvania town where you can fly in for an air show, stroll incomparable gardens established by the DuPont family, and visit a famous museum. Minnesota is delightful this time of year, and we’ll take you to a charming small town in that state. Out west, you can fly in to an exquisite airpark surrounded by spectacular mountains and trout-filled streams, not far from Jackson Hole. Those with mountain flying skills and equipment can drop in to a luxury ranch in Idaho’s deep wilderness, along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

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May/June 2012

As spring turns to summer, we find ourselves thinking about places to fly. This issue helps you satiate your flying wanderlust with varied destinations across the country, from enjoying a pastoral countryside to touring a World War II aircraft carrier or even escaping to a grass airstrip in the mountains.

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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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