Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced new tools to provide access to more general aviation travel information than ever before.
With the theme of “explore the world from the airport out,” pilots will soon be able to use AOPA’s Destinations site as a comprehensive place to find more details on each airport across the country. The new part of AOPA.org will be a one-stop shop for pilots looking to find everything from restaurants and lodging, to activities like golfing, skiing, fishing, amusement parks, museums, and much more. And even save some money on hotels, car rentals, etc.
“If we want pilots to fly more, we need to give them all the tools to help them do that, and we hope by developing this platform, pilots will learn about exciting destinations and be better informed before they even take off,” said AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker. “We’re not only improving the way pilots plan for upcoming flights, but we’re also encouraging them to explore new places in the most informative and in-depth way. We want to inspire pilots to fly more and to get more out of their aviation experiences. Pilots who fly more are safer and with more flying comes a stronger aviation ecosystem.” Pilots will be able to read crowd-sourced reviews from airport and FBO visitors and get firsthand feedback about each location.
The Destinations platform is available on AOPA’s website at https://www.aopa.org/destinations/.