January 3, 2006

Cincinnati's Lunken Airport Featured in Pilot Getaways

Pilot Getaways MagazineI have been a subscriber to Pilot Getaways for almost two years and am always looking forward to the arrival of the next issue. Pilot Getaways does an excellent job of providing pilot destinations for pilots all over the country. For years I used to be a subscriber to Backpacker magazine. But I would be frustrated that the only trails and hikes they discussed were ones that would require significant traveling for a Midwesterner.

Pilot Getaways does a great job of highlighting at least one destination for each region of the United States in each issue. In a previous issue they featured the town of Ephraim, Wisconsin. In October I enjoyed a flight to the Ephraim-Gibraltor airport where I had the opportunity to land on both their turf and asphalt runways.

In this most recent issue they have a "Weekend Getaway" spotlight on Cincinnati, Ohio. They feature the Cincinnati Lunken Airport. I lived less than a mile from Lunken for almost 8 years. It is a great General Aviation Airport with a historic terminal building and great on-airport restaurant, The Sky Galley.

There was also another Midwest story about the El Greco restaurant near Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Even when Pilot Getaways writes about a destination that may not be close I alwasy find them interesting. This issue's feature story is about flying the Manhattan Corridor, something I would like to do next time I am in the area.

If you are not already subscribed to Pilot Getaways I highly recommend you subscribe today!

Posted by tmacrock at January 3, 2006 7:14 PM

After reading that article, I actually went down to Lunken. I had a great time and a good meal at the airport. Do you know they offer romantic flights: bottle of champaign, some chocolates, the seats taken out of a Cherokee Six, and a discreet pilot?

I updated my website with some info.


Posted by: John Keating at January 8, 2006 9:41 PM

I had seen the romantic charter flights company there, something like Flamingo Air I think. Crazy.

Glad you enjoyed a flight down there and a meal at Sky Galley.

Posted by: MyFlightBlog at January 9, 2006 8:20 AM

I too enjoy Pilot Getaways. I started getting it shortly after starting to pursue that private pilot rating. Unfortunately, due to job changes and severe house repairs I haven't finished yet.
However, found a site you might like.
It is a site for home exchanging geared toward general aviation.
The site also offers a hosting option for pilots stranded by weather, maintenace, or just looking to stay with another pilot.
Unfortunately, there are only 5 listings. Owners need to advertise more, but did notice they now have a link on the Landings.com flight planning section.

Posted by: Paul Richard at January 20, 2006 6:41 PM