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New Book: Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots


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Dec 10, 2014
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I have just released a new book, Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots. Epic Adventures, Romance and Outdoor Fun in the Western USA. It (thankfully) has received great reviews and makes a good gift. Sporty's just picked it up and it is also available at Aircraft Spruce and my own website www.fiftyclassics.com.

A preview article is on Backcountrypilots.org but these previews are of course back country oriented. On the other end there are destinations like San Diego and Las Vegas (but the book is outdoor oriented). The genesis of the book is my blog www.westcoastflyingadventures.com so you can check that out too. There is a discount code on the blog you can use for 20% off the $49.95 price.

I have to fess up and admit the adventures were done in a Cessna 210 but I'm 99% certain they can be done in a Piper.

Here is a description of the book:

The adventures begin with forever-classics such as flying to Catalina Island, a romantic stay in Sedona or visiting Yosemite, Zion, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The book then adds new-classics such as swimming down a slot canyon in Fry Canyon Utah, hiking to the Colorado River from Cliff Dweller's airstrip or a photography expedition to Mono Lake California. Some adventures are genuine epic adventures such as climbing Mt. Hood in Oregon or running the Colorado River down the Grand Canyon in Arizona while some are more relaxing such as having a romantic weekend getaway at a B&B in Mendocino or flight-seeing over the San Juan Islands in Washington.

This book isn't meant as a detailed guidebook with frequencies and telephone numbers but as an inspiring guide to the best flying destinations and flying adventures. The book is large-format 8.5 x 11 inches with 190 full-color pages.

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