Great Places to Fly: North America

In our last post we covered Great Places to Fly around the world! Well today, we are going to focus on great places to fly in North America!  Again, let us know your most favorite places to fly in the North America in the comments below!

North America also shares some great destinations and scenic flight paths.

There is no shortage of great places to fly in our own back yard, either.  When one thinks about the deserts of the Southwest, the Grand Canyon, the shore of California, the mountain ranges both East and West, Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes shorelines, and the East Coast city sights, there are many places to fly and enjoy the view.  Listed below are a couple of favorites.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Airport: Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport (YRO/CYRO), Airport-Marina Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  2 paved runways, automatic lighting, no tower.  For more information, click here.

Landing at the Rockcliffe Airport located on the South shore of the Ottawa River on the Northeast of this historic and picturesque city is a rare experience.  The airport is owned by the Canadian Aviation Museum, which is located on the site, and run by the Rockcliffe Flying Club.  Ottawa is a gorgeous city any time of year, but in the winter months, the Rideau Canal becomes the world’s longest skating rink.  With the cold Canadian air, the lights of the city and friendly faces all around, this can be one of the most wonderful experiences in life.  Landing in the Rockcliffe Airport also lands you close to the Prime Minister’s residence and only 5 miles from downtown.

Another great and scenic destination, Anchor Point, Alaska.


Airport: Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO), 210 Sterling Hwy., Homer, AK 99603, (907) 269-0767.  1 paved runway, 6701 foot, lighted, and an active commercial flight status (average of 136 flights a day in 2006), hours vary through the year

More than just a town in Alaska, is the Anchor River Lodge.  Situated at the mouth of the Anchor River and the Cook Inlet, the lodge sits on a bluff overlooking the Cook Inlet with Mount Iliamna in full view across the inlet.  The lodge suggests that first-timers to Alaska land in Anchorage and make the 3.5 hour drive down the spectacular Kenai Peninsula.  Featuring all the latest comforts you would expect anywhere, they will make sure you have the time of your life.  There is a lot to see and do in the area.  On the waterfront by the lodge is even a sandy beach.  The salmon and trout fishing are reported to be exceptional in the Anchor River.

Great places to go where the destination is only a part of the journey.

All of these destinations are sure to provide you with plenty to see on your way.  But, as always, make sure your aircraft is up to the trip.  Have your plane completely checked out before taking on a trip in unknown country.  Remember, it doesn’t matter where it happens; there are no good places to have mechanical trouble.  Give us a call. We are Covington Aircraft, and we are an authorized Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility for Pratt & Whitney Canada.  We also perform services such as airframe inspections, scheduled maintenance, and even track your maintenance for you.  We carry a complete line of engine parts and do all we can to give you the fasted turnaround at a competitive price.  We specialize in the overhaul maintenance and repair of the PT6A turbine and R-985 and R-1340 radial engines.  

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