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9 Places You Can Fly On Vacation With OpenAirplane

Taking a vacation this summer? How about putting that pilot certificate to good use once you get there! OpenAirplane has airplanes available at 61 destinations across the US - here's 9 you might try...

1) Kapolei, HI (PJRF) - Barbers Point Flight School

pjrf Cocoabiscuit / Flickr

If you're on Oahu, take a flight out of Barbers Point Flight School. Not only can you check out awesome island views, but you'll be flying out of a retired Naval Air Station build during World War II.

Rentals: Cessna 150, Cessna 172N

2) Gulf Shores, AL (KJKA) - Trident Aircraft


Check out the Gulf Coast in a Cessna 172 or 152 and take an aerial tour of the beach!

Rentals: Cessna 152, Cessna 172 SP

3) Gypsum, CO (KEGE) - Alpine Flight Training

kege Nick Dawson / Flickr

Add a mountain checkout to your logbook and visit Colorado's high country. You'll get a new view on density altitude!

Rentals: Diamond DA-20, Piper Archer II

4) Chicago/Palwaukee, IL (KPWK) - Chicago Executive Flight School

kpwk Tommy Wiklind / Flickr

View the Chicago skyline from above and explore the shores of Lake Michigan.

Rentals: Cessna 172P, Cessna 172S

5) Long Island, NY (KISP) - Mid Island Air Service, Inc

kisp Freimut / Flickr

Take in the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty - or head out east and hit the Hamptons in style!

Rentals: Cessna 162, Cessna 172R, Cessna 182

6) Aurora, OR (KUAO) - Willamette Aviation Service

kuao Eric Prado / Flickr

Oregon has beautiful scenery, and the rocks scattered off the coast are an amazing sight.

Rentals: Cessna 150L, Diamond DA20-C1, Piper PA28-140, Cessna 172M, Cessna 172N, Cessna 177 RGII, Diamond DA-40

7) Hilton Head, SC (KARW) - Fidelis Aviation, LLC

karw Adam Sacco / Flickr

In between rounds of golf, tour the shores of South Carolina in a DA-40.

Rentals: Diamond DA-40

8) Everett, WA (KPAE) - Regal Air

kpae Andrew W. Sieber / Flickr

Washington State's awesome - but the real excitement about this trip is the airport's traffic. You'll share the air with Boeing's fleet - it's one of the few places you can land behind a 747 in Class D airspace!

Rentals: Piper Warrior II, Cessna 172M, Cessna 172N, Cessna 172S-G1000, Piper Arrow, Cessna 205

9) Palmer, AK (PAAQ) - Wingnuts Aviation

paaq Rudi / Flickr

Take a tour of Alaska's glaciers and backcountry - and finally add an airport to your logbook that doesn't start with "K."

Rentals: Cessna 172F, Cessna 172P

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