11 Of The Best Fly-In Airports With Amazing Destinations 9 months ago

The North America Edition.

Previously posted by BoldMethod

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1.Block Island (KBID), Rhode Island – This island is pleasantly located in the Atlantic Ocean about 14 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The island’s population is approximately 1,051 living on the island which has an area of 9.734 square miles. The Nature Conservancy added Block Island to its list of “The Las Great Places”. Roughly 40% of the island is set aside for conservation. Additionally, the island consists of various lighthouses, beaches and shipwrecks, for visitors to enjoy. It is a great place to practice your short field takeoff and landings with a 2,502×100 foot runway.




2. First Flight Airport (KFFA), North Carolina Outer Banks – Yes, you guessed it, this is where the Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903. You are able to land feet away from the historic Wright Brother Monument. The airport is located one nautical mile west of the central business district of Kill Devil Hills, in Dare County, North Carolina. The airport is owned by the U.S National Park Service.


3. Steamboat Spring (KSBS), Colorado – Steamboat Springs (KSBS), Colorado – This airport become increasing popular during the winter months. Steamboat Springs is an internationally known ski resort. It offers amazing skiing during the winter and beautiful hiking trails all summer long.


4. Dauphin Island (4R9), Alabama – The airport is a county-owned public-use airport in Mobile County, Alabama. The entire island is 22 acres with an elevation of 5 feet above sea level. There is one runway with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 80 feet. It is similar to landing on an aircraft carrier.


5. Lake Tahoe (KTVL), California – Flying into Lake Tahoe provides the most majestic views. Whether it is the snow-filled mountains during the winter or lush greenery surrounding the largest lake in North America, you are destined to be in awe. The Airport is located in South Lake Tahoe with a runway of 8,541 feet.




6. New Orleans Lakefront (KNEW), Louisiana – This airport was primarily used for commercial flying until the Lakefront relinquished its role in 1946, when commercial services began in Louis Armstrong International Airport. The airport is located roughly 5 miles northeast of the central business district of New Orleans. This means, it is a perfect for visiting the French Quarter during Mardis Gras.



7. Skagway (KSGY), Alaska – Skagway has a historical mining past, as part of the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad. During the Gold Rush, 1,000 new miners were entering the area each week. It was also part of the setting for Jack London’s book, Call of the Wild. The airport is approximately 3,500 by 75 Feet.



8. Tangier Island (KTGI), Virginia - Tangier Island is located in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The first settlers were primarily from South West England, and the small island community has attracted the attention of many linguists because the people speak a unique English Restoration-Era dialect of American English. The airport is 2,426 feet in length and serves the 700 residents.



9. Catalina Island (KAVX), California – This airport was nicknamed “The Airport in The Sky” as it sits atop the highest mountain on the island. Catalina island is located 22 miles off the coast of California. The entire island is about 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width. The runway was built by exploding two mountain tops and filling the space between with 200,000 truckloads of rock.


10. Lihue, Kauai (PHLI), Hawaii – Kauai is known as the “Garden Isle” and is famous for its lush rainforest, stunning coastline and incredible Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. Kauai is geographically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. To date, the island has been featured in more than seventy Hollywood movies and television shows. Needless to say, the island is magical.


11. Grand Canyon West (1G4), Arizona – The Grand Canyon Airport is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe of Native Americans. This airport is located 52 miles from Peach Springs in Mohave County, Arizona and 120 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to flying in, plane, helicopter and bus tours are offered around the canyon.



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