Looking for some fun fly-in destinations this summer? We’ve tracked down four favorite destinations with easily accessible airports and local attractions to enjoy this summer. Where will you go?
First Flight Airport (KFFA) North Carolina, Outer Banks
What better place to fly to than the birthplace of aviation? First Flight Airport is a U.S. National Park commemorating the Wright Brothers’ first flight. For a small entry fee, you can visit the Wright Brothers Visitor Center and Museum to view replicas of the 1903 aircraft as well as machines and tools used by the brothers. Complete your trip by visiting the nearby wind-powered brewery and restaurant for some famous North Carolina barbecue.
Grand Canyon West (1G4), Arizona
If seeing the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, you need to check out the Grand Canyon West Airport. The airport and surrounding land are owned by the Hualapai tribe of Native Americans. While there is a $100 landing fee, the fee is waived if you purchase a tour package for the nearby Grand Canyon SkyWalk, a glass bridge that juts out 70 feet over the canyon’s edge.
Put-In-Bay Airport (3W2), Ohio
If you’re near the Great Lakes region, Put-In-Bay is a fun summer destination. Put-In-Bay is one of the islands at the western end of Lake Erie. It’s home to a variety of tourist attractions, including train tours, vineyards, dining, and shopping.
Have you visited Hartzell’s location before? Whether you’re curious about our products, need to service your prop, or just want to check us out, Hartzell Field is a great place to fly in this summer. It’s within easy driving distance from some fascinating aviation points of interest, including the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the United States Aviation Hall of Fame. Pilots servicing their propellers at Hartzell can take advantage of Hartzell’s courtesy cars to visit these area attractions while they wait. Contact us for more information today!