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The perfect weekend flying destinationThe perfect weekend flying destination

The perfect weekend flying destination
AOPA ePilot has the spots

The National Museum of Naval Aviation
in Pensacola, Florida (Flyguides photo)

If you're looking for a great place to fly on a weekend, AOPA ePilot has just the ticket for you. When you subscribe to the free, weekly electronic news magazine, you'll see the latest general aviation news and updates on information that affects your flying.

And every month, ePilot includes "Postcards Online," featured destinations in your area of the country. Last Friday, for example, ePilot readers in the Central region of the country received a profile of Eagle River, Wisconsin, while those in the West read about McMinnville, Oregon, and those in the East learned about Pensacola, Florida. You can see all of the " Postcards Online" in the Members Only section of AOPA Online.

Eagle River calls itself the "Snowmobile Capital of the World" and boasts 500 miles of maintained snowmobile trails. About 240 miles north of Milwaukee, Eagle River Airport (EGV) sits smack in the middle of some of the Midwest's priciest vacationland.

McMinnville is in the middle of Yamhill County, Oregon's richest wine-growing region. As an additional incentive to visit the wine country, McMinnville boasts the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to the famed Spruce Goose.

Pensacola, Florida, is one of our nation's oldest cities, and one with a proud history of aviation. Home to Pensacola Naval Air Station, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and the Blue Angels - the Navy's precision flying team, Pensacola has some of the world's finest white sand beaches, emerald-green, gin-clear water, and a thoroughly pleasant 60-degree F January average temperature.

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 page.

January 24, 2005

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