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101 best aviation attractions
Purner, John.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]

Physical Description:
x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TL506.A1 P87 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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From the author of The $100 Hamburger and The $500 Round of Golf comes a flight plan to the world's greatest aviation attractions

For pilots and aviation enthusiasts who love fun and adventure, here's a thrilling guidebook -- to the best of everything touching on flight. Author John Purner satisfies your appetite for not-to-be-missed U.S. aviation events and attractions -- air shows, air museums, and historic sites -- with bonus foreign attractions thrown in for good measure. With patentable enthusiasm, author and pilot Purner gives you:

* No-punches-pulled, best-of-the-best listings -- like the very best old time airplane museum and air show in America
* Trip-enhancing information -- such as how to beat the 2-million-person crowd at the country's most popular annual free air show
* Heads-ups on adventures you might miss -- for instance, the chance to duplicate the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk
* A region-by-region directory of attractions
* Detailed info on where to land, stay, eat, how to get around, and what it will all cost (both budget and big buck accommodations)
* A Website where you can share your own favorites and experiences

Whether you're looking for a great place to go or a good excuse to fly, 101 Best Aviation Attractions is your ticket to memorable adventures.

Author Notes

John F. Purner is author of The $100 Hamburger: A Guide to Pilots' Favorite Fly-In Restaurants and The $500 Round of Golf: A Guide to Pilot-Friendly Golf Courses. His $100 Hamburger Website was awarded the top rating from Plane & Pilot magazine. Mr. Purner is a pilot and plane owner, an attorney, a computer industry executive, and a marketing consultant. He lives in Longwood, Florida.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Abbotsford International Airshow
Chapter 2 Aerospace America International Show
Chapter 3 Air & Sea Show
Chapter 4 Air Combat USA
Chapter 5 Air Force Flight Test Center Museum
Chapter 6 AirVenture Museum
Chapter 7 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Chapter 8 American Airpower Heritage Museum
Chapter 9 American Airpower Museum
Chapter 10 AOPA Expo
Chapter 11 Armchair Flyer
Chapter 12 B-24 Flight Experience
Chapter 13 Big Bunny
Chapter 14 Boneyard -- Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center
Chapter 15 Buy an airplane
Chapter 16 Canada Aviation Museum
Chapter 17 Canadian International Air Show
Chapter 18 Castle Air Museum
Chapter 19 Cayman Caravan
Chapter 20 Cessna Pilot Centers -- Take to the Sky
Chapter 21 Charles de Gaulle Airport
Chapter 22 Charter a Jet
Chapter 23 Chicago Air & Water Show
Chapter 24 Civil Air Patrol
Chapter 25 Cleveland National Air Show
Chapter 26 Cradle of Aviation Museum
Chapter 27 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Chapter 28 Dayton Airshow
Chapter 29 Drop Zone
Chapter 30 Edwards Air Force Base Open House
Chapter 31 Elgin AFB Open House & Air Show
Chapter 32 Evergreen Aviation Museum
Chapter 33 Fantasy Flight Camps
Chapter 34 Fantasy of Flight
Chapter 35 Farnborough International Exhibition and Flying Display
Chapter 36 Fleet Week San Diego
Chapter 37 Fleet Week San Francisco
Chapter 38 Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun
Chapter 39 Florida International Air Show
Chapter 40 Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Chapter 41 Get a New Rating
Chapter 42 Get Inverted
Chapter 43 Grand Canyon Discovery Flight
Chapter 44 Hawaii by Helicopter
Chapter 45 Hill Aerospace Museum
Chapter 46 Horseshoe Bay Resort
Chapter 47 Imperial Ware Museum Duxford
Chapter 48 International Trade Fair for General Aviation -- Friedrichshafen
Chapter 49 Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Chapter 50 Island Hop
Chapter 51 Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum
Chapter 52 Kennedy Space Center
Chapter 53 La Casa del Zorro
Chapter 54 Lone Eagle Journey
Chapter 55 Lone Star Flight Museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame
Chapter 56 March Field Air Museum
Chapter 57 MCAS Miramar Air Show
Chapter 58 MCAS Yuma Air Show
Chapter 59 Microsoft Flight Simulator
Chapter 60 Mid Atlantic Air Museum
Chapter 61 Mid-America Air Museum
Chapter 62 Mountain Flying
Chapter 63 Mueum of Aviation at Robins AFB
Chapter 64 Museum of Flight
Chapter 65 National Model Aviation Museum
Chapter 66 National Museum of Naval Aviation
Chapter 67 National Soaring Museum
Chapter 68 N/Awlins Air Show
Chapter 69 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention
Chapter 70 New England Air Museum
Chapter 71 Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Chapter 72 Oshkosh AirVenture
Chapter 73 Paris Air Show
Chapter 74 Pima Air and Space Museum
Chapter 75 Pioneer Airport
Chapter 76 Piper Aviation Museum
Chapter 77 Planes of Fame
Chapter 78 Prairie Aviation Museum
Chapter 79 St. Louis County Fiar & Air Show
Chapter 80 San Diego Aerospace Museum
Chapter 81 Seafair
Chapter 82 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Chapter 83 Southern Wisconsin AirFEST
Chapter 84 Space Camp
Chapter 85 Space Center Houston
Chapter 86 Sun 'n Fun
Chapter 87 TICO Warbird Airshow
Chapter 88 U.S. Air Force Museum
Chapter 89 U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum
Chapter 90 United States Army Aviation Museum
Chapter 91 Waddington International Air Show
Chapter 92 Wheels & Wings
Chapter 93 White River Trout Fishing
Chapter 94 Wings Over Houston Airshow Festival
Chapter 95 Wright Brothers National Memorial
Chapter 96 Yankee Air Museum