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Places to fly: Postcards Online

No matter where your home airport is, AOPA Online has a weekend destination for you. Postcards Online's latest destinations are Annapolis, Maryland (East), Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi (Central), and the San Juan Islands (West).

With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Maryland's capital of Annapolis is a popular place. Like the airports in Easton and Gaithersburg, Lee Airport (ANP) has picked up a fair amount of general aviation traffic since the flight restriction zone (FRZ) within the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) has closed the "DC-3" airports (Potomac, Hyde Field, and College Park) to transient traffic. (See " FAA responds to ADIZ confusion.")

Annapolis serves up great crab cakes and other Eastern shore delicacies, but the historic town is worthy of a visit too.

Gulfport and Biloxi are two of the Gulf Coast's most exciting destinations - convenient, cheap, and extremely easy to fly to, the region is in the midst of a boom - and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport wants pilots to know about it.

Among the most beloved fly-in destinations in the Pacific Northwest, the San Juan Islands sprawl across 750 square miles of Pacific waters, in the convergence zone of the straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia between Vancouver Island and the Washington State mainland.

AOPA Online's Postcards Online is a monthly collection of travel sites designed for the general aviation pilot and customized to the region that you live in. Delivered once a month via AOPA ePilot, Postcards Online is a partnership between AOPA Pilot magazine and Flyguides, a comprehensive online general aviation resource that spotlights the best places to fly in the United States. To read the complete features, visit the Web site.

August 27, 2004

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