Best vacation location for a pilot


#1

My friend and I are planning a long cross country for this upcoming summer and I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for an airport to go to. We’re in central Kansas and want to go some place that has something to offer, something fun to do. If you have any suggestions that would be highly appreciated.


#2

What’s your definition of long?


#3

… and what’s your definition of fun? (sorry, wazzu made me do it).

There is a magazine called Pilot Getaways that has many great trip ideas. A few thoughts: Jackson Hole, WY has great hiking, fishing, etc. and Yellowstone National Park nearby. Colorado also has many great choices, including standbys like Aspen and Vail (both great year around). If you want to go farther, the San Francisco area is always fun.


#4

Fly the Caribbean Islands mahn… The colorful waters are spectacular and there are lots of islands with airstrips to explore…


#5

Around 6 hours one way give or take, and we’re 21 so for fun that would probably be… bars, women, etc. not necessarily in that order.


#6

KSLN to KNEW 645 miles should fill the bill.


#7

I would second Lieberma’s recommendation. New Orleans is an outstanding destination for “fun” and exceptional food and entertainment. The French Quarter is unlike any other location you’ll find in this country. If you like soft-shell crab, be sure to visit Christian’s just off Canal Street. The only caution note is the summer humidity. A June trip might make better sense than July or August.


#8

KPSO (formally known as 2V1)

Good food, great golf, close to skiing, the natural springs are awesome, not to mention just having some quiet is nice.


#9

Great! Womanizing drunk pilots. Please let us know when you go so we can clear the skies. :smiley:


#10

I find the use of “drunk” and “womanizing” offensive. I believe the term that you are searching for is “charter pilot”.


#11

As much as I like flying, this is sounding more like a roadtrip!


#12

Now that is funny!


#13

Hey, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

A couple of 21 year olds in Sin City…what more could you ask for. Cheap drinks, free cab rides to the gentlemen’s clubs.


#14

CA - since you mentioned Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, etc. - I saw something very interesting & would love to do: The American Orient Express train - goes many directions for about 8 days or more - sleeping cars, etc. I love flying but I also like trains - kinda like a C150 in a headwind - low & slow for sure but also very conducive to taking in the terrain (as you will on a train).

I’ve taken a few train trips in my short 54 years of life & enjoyed every one of them - a mode of transportation most don’t take at this time unless you live in New York or Chicago or Japan (those are the fast ones - 200 mile per hour yet???). Of course there is the EuroRail system & have not tried that for travel/sightseeing.

Do a search engine on the American Orient Express - it is quite interesting.

jan


#15

There are several other great train rides if you like those. The original Orient Express from Paris to Venice is amazing, takes you back to the original days of luxury train travel. There is also a new train that I haven’t tried that goes from Xining in China to Lhasa in Tibet across some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It goes as high as 14,000 feet and has oxygen on board - so it really gives you a combination of flying and train travel.


#16

Now that would be a real “trip” - to have oxygen on a train - WOW - do you have a website for this adventure CA??? That just blows my mind… :open_mouth:

Yes, I have always dreamed of doing the “real” Orient Express - may be the Bond girl in me!!! 8)


#17

Uh - do you all live in the same country as I do - the good ol US of A - I thought New Orleans got blown away by a hurricane & flood waters not too long ago - is all well in the Land of Oz again & everything rebuilt - where the heckola have I been not to know such??? :question: :exclamation: :unamused:


#18

ooooh - I just saw one the other day on the travel channel - Top Ridge - go look at her in a search engine - upstate NY I think - has been rebuilt & added too… :smiley:


#19

Uh - do you all live in the same country as I do - the good ol US of A - I thought New Orleans got blown away by a hurricane & flood waters not too long ago - is all well in the Land of Oz again & everything rebuilt - where the heckola have I been not to know such???

Last time I was down there… the bars were back open, beignets were cookin, and po-boys were delicious as always.


#20

We’ll be down there the weekend after this. I will be sure to give you an update!

Chris