There are books and web resources on using your plane to fly somewhere to get something to eat (the “$100 hamburger”), to golf, or to relax and see the sights. I’ve found very few resources over the years on using your plane for more adventurous activities. I think I know why too. When you consider the general population, there are not that many active pilots and there are not that many active adventurers. A book that targets the overlap of those two populations wouldn’t sell that many copies.
No matter, this is the Internet and I know (I hope) there are pilots out there that will find this and hopefully can use the information to put together some trips. One of the challenges in flying is the ground transportation, so I will usually mention how I get around once I’ve landed so someone else doesn’t have to do the research.
My day job is mergers and acquisitions – basically I help people sell their businesses. I cover the western US and I also run a website that educates business owners on how to sell a business: www.journeypartners.com, and that means I’m fortunate in that the work I do takes me all over the west coast in my plane to visit my clients – a wide variety of businesses.
Some of these posts are business trips where the light was particularly nice for photos, or where I stopped on the way. Other posts are planned adventures with friends and family.
I have received great feedback on the trips, but what I’d really love is for someone to get inspired and take one of the trips in this blog. Then please tell me about it.
– Ney Grant
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