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Ready for a 'flycation'?

From the Wright Brothers National Memorial to the Grand Canyon, these destinations are perfect for a flying vacation, or flycation. Check them out—and check in via the Pilot Passport feature in the AOPA app—to participate in the “June Summer Flycation Challenge” and compete for a one-year premium membership to iFlightPlanner.

Photo by Chris Rose.

The Pilot Passport features more than 70 landmark badges you can earn by flying to and checking in at certain airports across the country or by checking in at historical sites (aviation and nonaviation related alike). Many of the airports are gateways to fun attractions, from outdoor activities to museums, one-day trips to full-week vacations, and solo excursions to family getaways.

Aviation and space buffs will enjoy adding these airports to their logbooks and exploring nearby attractions.


For outdoor adventures, take your friends and family to these popular destination areas.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking about your flycation. As you plan your trip, check out AOPA’s rental car and hotel discounts to save.

Alyssa J. Miller
Alyssa J. Cobb
The former senior director of digital media, Alyssa J. Cobb was on the AOPA staff from 2004 until 2023. She is a flight instructor, and loves flying her Cessna 170B with her husband and two children. Alyssa also hosts the weekly Fly with AOPA show on the AOPA Pilot Video YouTube channel.
Topics: Travel, U.S. Travel

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