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AOPA HQ Welcomes Aviators

by Hillel Glazer Talking about the weather is usually not a good sign in polite conversation. It usually means there’s nothing better to talk about. However when it comes to aviation the weather is a highly interesting topic—if not outright critical. On this day even more relevant. AOPA’s homecoming fly-in was under threat of unpleasant…

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Perspective: AOPA Homecoming

by Allie Hoyt Perspective. It can be easy to lose sight of it in aviation. Whether flight has simply become routine, or more unfortunately, an aggravation, the shine has a tendency to wear off. The AOPA Homecoming Fly-In made a strong effort to restore the luster of flying, using exhibitors, speakers, and aerial demonstrations to drive…

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Pilots, Pork & Country Music

— 5th Annual Tennessee BBQ Celebrates Aviation Beech-style — Fifty Beechcraft airplanes from a dozen states touched down at DKX on Saturday May 30 for the 5th Annual BeechTalk Downtown Knoxville Airport BBQ. Hosted by Tennessee resident and favorite son Max Grogan, 100 pilots and aviation buffs enjoyed a Southern barbecue feast. Grogan, who hangars his F35 Beechcraft Bonanza at…

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Nine Aviation Wine Flights

In honor of National Wine Day May 25 (which happens to fall on Memorial Day this year), we scoured the states for a few kindred souls who love aviation and wine. Cheers to these nine vineyards and events that would make any aviation loving oenophile smile! In no particular order:  #1 – Airfield Estates – WWII field a winery Located in Washington’s…

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Air Fare Partner Applauds Judge for Solberg Decision

America’s small airports often are under assault by those who believe that there is a “better” use for what is otherwise privately held land. Eminent domain abuse is nothing new and much has been said and written about it of late. Because of the New London decision by the Supreme Court a few years ago, local…

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Ole! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Casa Machado

If you’d like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican food in an aviation-rich setting, look no further than Casa Machado at San Diego’s Montgomery Field (MYF). For 45 years, the restaurant has served legions of hungry pilots, professionals and area families classic Mexican cuisine from their second story airport location. Featuring popular favorites such as…

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Run for the Roses at Bistro Le Relais

All eyes of the thoroughbred-racing world will be on Louisville May 2, 2015 with the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby – the first jewel in racing’s triple crown. Given our love for a different type of gem – unique aviation destinations – our eyes are focused 10 miles east of Churchill Downs on historic Bowman Field (LOU), where we’re betting…

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Familiar Faces Land at Cherry Ridge Airport

We’re excited to report that the popular and scenic Cherry Ridge Airport restaurant is back in business. Under new ownership, the cafe was renovated this winter and reopened April 11. The new operators — Marty and Vicki Lane — are well known by GA pilots in the Delaware (River) Valley where they ran the Sky…

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That’s Amore!

Enjoy Authentic Italian Fare at Four Pennsylvania Airports.  With 130 public airports and a large Italian-American community (more than 12% of the state’s 13 million residents claim Italian heritage), it’s no surprise to find great Italian restaurants at Pennsylvania airports. Here are four delicious destinations we’ve visited.

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Video: Air Fare America Sizzle

For most people, airports are places to start a journey, not destinations in themselves. But outside large commercial airports, lies a world waiting to be discovered! Off the beaten path, local airports are often treasure troves of art, architecture, antiques and adventure.

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