An Aerial Valentine: The World’s Most Breath-Taking Locales

Zeppelin Ride

By Chris Oquist – BanyanPilotShop.net While I’m no Anthony Bourdain, I like to think that I’m somewhat well-traveled. This Valentine’s Day, I’m offering up some of the most breath-taking locales I’ve had the pleasure of viewing from the air. Ditch the roses and chocolates, these are the gifts that will be remembered forever. Nazca Desert […]






Seeking Powder Hounds: Heli-Skiing the Northwest

Heli-Skiing

Enjoy another epic guest post by Alan Carr, an aviation aficionado and winter sports enthusiast. He currently works with GlobalAir.com to provide resources on aircraft-related topics. For more of his writing, read Flying, Fishing and Sleeping Under a Wing: Fly-in Camping for Every Pilot. If you’ve never been on a heli-skiing adventure, chances are your first […]






Flying, Fishing and Sleeping Under a Wing: Fly-in Camping for Every Pilot

fly in camping

I could taste the trout. My friend George reserved our campsite in advance, obsessed with the fact that access to the airstrip was limited to those arriving to Nehalem Bay by plane. We had big plans to rent a boat, fish, hike Neah-kah-nie Mountain, and pitch a tent by his plane. Before we flew in […]