Camping

Camping

Thousands of people have discovered the versatility of small aircraft in choosing and using remote campsites. A private pilot skilled in soft-field landing techniques can gently set a plane down in a quiet meadow away from the subdivision campgrounds. Tents that attach to the underside of a high-wing plane are available, and they offer easy access to both the cockpit and the outside world. A small GA airplane can quickly overfly the Friday afternoon commuting campers, and the pilot and passenger can be fishing in a cool stream before a motor home finds a level campsite in an RV parking lot.

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If you’re interested in camping on the wing, you’ll find books and directories on this fun pastime in online bookstores and at pilot shops. There might even be dozens of such camping spots near you. Also, many smaller grass-field airports offer camping sites. Just remember to get sufficient training and experience on soft- and short-field landings before you attempt air camping. Get permission before landing anywhere except public airports.

QUOTE:
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-- Andre Gide