Pilots love to visit new and exciting destinations—we have that explorer gene. AOPA aims to feed that need by giving all pilots more travel tools and ideas about new places to fly. Our goal is to get more pilots up in the air and out in the world, because aviation thrives when aircraft are flying and airports are busy.
AOPA's new tools will provide access to more general aviation travel information than ever before. With the theme of "explore the world from the airport out," pilots will soon be able to use AOPA's Destinations site as a comprehensive place to find more details on each airport across the country. The new part of AOPA.org will be a one-stop shop for pilots looking to find everything from restaurants and lodging to activities like golfing, skiing, fishing, amusement parks, museums, and much more—and even save some money on hotels, car rentals.
Pilots will be able to read crowdsourced reviews from airport and fixed-base operation visitors and get firsthand feedback about each location.
"In developing this suite of new features, AOPA listened to pilots about exactly what features and information they want to fly and explore new destinations," said AOPA Senior Vice President of Marketing Jiri Marousek. "The more information we give pilots about where they can travel, the more inclined they’ll be to do more flying and experience new places."
Using the new directory, pilots can:
Additional images of the new application are available on the AOPA website. Tools and features will continue to be added as we invest in inspiring current and future pilots to fly, and fly more, by showing them new places their aircraft can take them.