101 Best Aviation Attractions

Paperback | July 1, 2004

byJohn Purner

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From the author of The $100 Hamburgerand The $500 Round of Golfcomes a flight plan to the world's greatest aviation attractions For pilots and aviation enthusiasts who love fun and adventure, here's a thrilling guidebook -- to the best of everything touching on flight. Author John Purner satisfies your appetite for not-to-be-missed U.S. aviation events and attractions -- air shows, air museums, and historic sites -- with bonus foreign attractions thrown in for good measure. With patentable enthusiasm, author and pilot Purner gives you: * No-punches-pulled, best-of-the-best listings -- like the very best old time airplane museum and air show in America * Trip-enhancing information -- such as how to beat the 2-million-person crowd at the country's most popular annual free air show * Heads-ups on adventures you might miss -- for instance, the chance to duplicate the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk * A region-by-region directory of attractions * Detailed info on where to land, stay, eat, how to get around, and what it will all cost (both budgetand big buck accommodations) * A Website where you can share your own favorites and experiences! Whether you're looking for a great place to go or a good excuse to fly, 101 Best Aviation Attractionsis your ticket to memorable adventures.

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From the author of The $100 Hamburgerand The $500 Round of Golfcomes a flight plan to the world's greatest aviation attractions For pilots and aviation enthusiasts who love fun and adventure, here's a thrilling guidebook -- to the best of everything touching on flight. Author John Purner satisfies your appetite for not-to-be-missed U.S...

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From the author of The $100 Hamburger >and The $500 Round of Golf >comes a flight plan to the world's greatest aviation attractions For pilots and aviation enthusiasts who love fun and adventure, here’s a thrilling guidebook -- to the best of everything touching on flight. Author John Purner satisfies your appetite for not-to-be-missed...

John F. Purner is author of The $100 Hamburger: A Guide to Pilots' Favorite Fly-In Restaurants >and The $500 Round of Golf: A Guide to Pilot-Friendly Golf Courses. >His $100 Hamburger Website was awarded the top rating from Plane & Pilot >magazine. Mr. Purner is a pilot and plane owner, an attorney, a computer industry executive, and a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.64 inPublished:July 1, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Abbotsford International Airshow

Chapter 2: Aerospace America International Show

Chapter 3: Air & Sea Show

Chapter 4: Air Combat USA

Chapter 5: Air Force Flight Test Center Museum

Chapter 6: AirVenture Museum

Chapter 7: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Chapter 8: American Airpower Heritage Museum

Chapter 9: American Airpower Museum

Chapter 10: AOPA Expo

Chapter 11: Armchair Flyer

Chapter 12: B-24 Flight Experience

Chapter 13: Big Bunny

Chapter 14: Boneyard -- Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center

Chapter 15: Buy an airplane

Chapter 16: Canada Aviation Museum

Chapter 17: Canadian International Air Show

Chapter 18: Castle Air Museum

Chapter 19: Cayman Caravan

Chapter 20: Cessna Pilot Centers -- Take to the Sky

Chapter 21: Charles de Gaulle Airport

Chapter 22: Charter a Jet

Chapter 23: Chicago Air & Water Show

Chapter 24: Civil Air Patrol

Chapter 25: Cleveland National Air Show

Chapter 26: Cradle of Aviation Museum

Chapter 27: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Chapter 28: Dayton Airshow

Chapter 29: Drop Zone

Chapter 30: Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Chapter 31: Elgin AFB Open House & Air Show

Chapter 32. Evergreen Aviation Museum

Chapter 33: Fantasy Flight Camps

Chapter 34: Fantasy of Flight

Chapter 35: Farnborough International Exhibition and Flying Display

Chapter 36: Fleet Week San Diego

Chapter 37: Fleet Week San Francisco

Chapter 38: Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

Chapter 39: Florida International Air Show

Chapter 40: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Chapter 41: Get a New Rating

Chapter 42: Get Inverted

Chapter 43: Grand Canyon Discovery Flight

Chapter 44: Hawaii by Helicopter

Chapter 45: Hill Aerospace Museum

Chapter 46: Horseshoe Bay Resort

Chapter 47: Imperial Ware Museum Duxford

Chapter 48: International Trade Fair for General Aviation -- Friedrichshafen

Chapter 49: Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Chapter 50: Island Hop

Chapter 51: Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum

Chapter 52: Kennedy Space Center

Chapter 53: La Casa del Zorro

Chapter 54: Lone Eagle Journey

Chapter 55: Lone Star Flight Museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

Chapter 56: March Field Air Museum

Chapter 57: MCAS Miramar Air Show

Chapter 58: MCAS Yuma Air Show

Chapter 59: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Chapter 60: Mid Atlantic Air Museum

Chapter 61: Mid-America Air Museum

Chapter 62: Mountain Flying

Chapter 63: Mueum of Aviation at Robins AFB

Chapter 64: Museum of Flight

Chapter 65: National Model Aviation Museum

Chapter 66: National Museum of Naval Aviation

Chapter 67: National Soaring Museum

Chapter 68: N/Awlins Air Show

Chapter 69: NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

Chapter 70: New England Air Museum

Chapter 71: Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum

Chapter 72: Oshkosh AirVenture

Chapter 73: Paris Air Show

Chapter 74: Pima Air and Space Museum

Chapter 75: Pioneer Airport

Chapter 76: Piper Aviation Museum

Chapter 77: Planes of Fame

Chapter 78: Prairie Aviation Museum

Chapter 79: St. Louis County Fiar & Air Show

Chapter 80: San Diego Aerospace Museum

Chapter 81: Seafair

Chapter 82: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Chapter 83: Southern Wisconsin AirFEST

Chapter 84: Space Camp

Chapter 85: Space Center Houston

Chapter 86: Sun 'n Fun

Chapter 87: TICO Warbird Airshow

Chapter 88: U.S. Air Force Museum

Chapter 89: U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum

Chapter 90: United States Army Aviation Museum

Chapter 91: Waddington International Air Show

Chapter 92: Wheels & Wings

Chapter 93: White River Trout Fishing

Chapter 94: Wings Over Houston Airshow Festival

Chapter 95: Wright Brothers National Memorial

Chapter 96: Yankee Air Museum

Chapter 97: You the Pilot

Chapter 98: Young Eagles

Chapter 99: Zeppelin Museum -- Friedrichshafen

Chapter 100: $100 Hamburger

Chapter 101: 1940 Air Terminal Museum