"The walk to the ferry terminal area of town is about 15 minutes from the transient parking area in the NE corner of the airport. There are a few restaurants and things about 10 minutes into the jaunt. Ernie's Aviation Cafe is on the NW side located on the field. Be sure to check the hours. Most things in FH seem to shutdown around 7pm, although I'm sure there are at least a few options after that. Worth the flight, that is for sure!" - Submitted by Russ Longdon
Traditional aircraft lights have been hot, short lived, and so-so for brightness. Now, with advances in LED light technology, aircraft lights can be brighter, last longer, and run on far less power than incandescent bulbs.
Behind the scenes at Hartzell Learning WAY more than expected about props!
"Located near Yellowstone Park and Jackson Hole, Driggs is a great starting point for some of the most spectacular Flight-Seeing in the Rocky Mountains." - Submitted by Mike
"Great place to fly to near glacier national park with good food. Walking distance from Red Eagle Aviation 406-755-2376. Back country strips close by." - Submitted by Mike Smith
Want to know what it takes to fly to Catalina Island (KAVX)? Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in the first episode of Beyond Proficient, a new series focusing on getting you out of your comfort zone, challenging your flying skills, and doing it safely.
"High altitude airport ski resort. Hiking and several good restaurants in the area. Big Bear City Airport is located in Southern California, approximately 40 miles outside of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, on the southern boundary of the San Bernardino Mountain Range. The Airport provides a safe operating environment for general aviation aircraft, ranging from gliders to small corporate jets." - Submitted by newslinknet
This last Spring I made it down to Texas to attend the first annual Texas STOL Roundup, a fly-in and competition organized by my friend Phil Whittemore. Phil picked me up at Austin International in his Skywagon, and after sampling local taco truck we headed out to his home base at Spicewood airport, which was experiencing uncharacteristically calm winds , and an amazing Blue bonnet explosion.
"Visit the museum and take an exciting and educating tour through our Nation's WW-II history. Watch the events unfold, from the preludes to war in Asia and Europe to the fall of the Third Reich and the defeat of the Japanese Empire." - Submitted by Mike Smith
This story is only just beginning :). More to come soon!