Weekend suggestions

Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by ScottM, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. kevin47881

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    Uh did you forget you'll be at the FlyBQ :D

    Scott this place intrigued me. just east of Mackanic there are water front houses for rent that seem quiet and secluded. Perhaps a bit more rustic than Mackaniac

    Bois blanc Island http://www.airnav.com/airport/6Y1

    This place, Oz Homestay has a 3000' turf strip and is kind of Pennsylvania's answer to 6Y9 but with a really nice B&B on premisis
    http://www.ozhomestay-huntinglodge.com/welcome.html
     
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    Rustic. Yea, rustic :rofl:

    Not much on Bois Blanc (pronounced Bob Low) except trees and a few dirt roads. Lots of trees.

    Disclaimer: I sail past every year but ain't never actually been on the island.
     
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    Lower Broadway and side streets.

    There are numerous boutique and chain hotels around Vanderbilt University. That would be a long (~20-25 blocks) walk to the riverfront but the taxi situation is easy. Vandy area has its own attractions including better dining and live music (not country.) Downtown has a couple large convention hotels.
     
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    Shazaam :yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes: Guess I'll just leave the keys to the car at the FBO if needed. :D
     
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    Adam,
    Have you flown into Bois Blanc? I'm confused. Airnav shows it as 3498 x 75 ft asphalt (and the accompanying photo supports that). The MI airport directory shows it as 2400 x 190', presumably turf, because it notes "soft in spring." Yeah, I can get a Skylane into either without difficulty, but it would be nice to know beforehand. Plus, the town is apparently 4+ miles away. Ah, the VirtualEarth satellite photo seems to show the construction of a paved runway where a turf runway used to be! Cool!
     
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    How about Toronto? Friendly, foreign & near (<500nm including flying around ORD and the lake).
    Lots of good music, hotels, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario and a cool downtown airport like Chicago once had.
    No mountains to mess with but one very tall tower.
    http://www.torontoport.com/airport.asp
     
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    Never been there Grant, but I love checking out new places on line.
     
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    They paved it a couple of years ago. It is a long way to town. I think there are some bikes there, and there really isn't anything to call a "terminal" there.

    It was still grass the last time I landed, but even then there was air charter traffic to bring in workers. I think they were C-206 and Cherokee 6's.

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    Some of lower Broadway is under water. Might want to consider alternatives to Nashville for the moment :eek:
     
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    I'd add one more location onto this list. I took the family to Holland, Michigan (KBIV - Tulip City Airport) for the Tulip Festival today. The festival is usually held during one of the first two weeks of May.

    Nice airport, 6000ft runway with ILS, great FBO staff, and they have dropoff service for rental cars.
     
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    Water was up to 5th Ave but has now retreated to 4th. All of downtown is closed and will be for some time. Opryland hotel will be closed for a couple months due to 8-10 feet of water inside the complex.
     
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    I was reading that this morning. I was just about to make the reservations!!! This will be the 2nd weekend trip to Nashville that I have had to cancel. What do I need to do? Sacrifice a chicken or something? :frown3::frown3:
     
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    Don't do any rain dances, that's for sure. lol
     
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    What, you know a surer way to make the rain stop (besides carrying an umbrella)? :rofl:

    I hope it's all dried out for the 99's section meeting in October! :)
     
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    With Nashville being underwater I am instead going north. I did try to get to Memphis again but could not find a room in a non-fleabag hotel downtown. Non-fleabag to me is 4-star or better ;)

    Maccinaw island is the destination for this upcoming trip. Grant recommended what looks like a nice hotel and this weekend the Maccinaw Suite is half price/night.

    I am looking forward to going away!!

    Y'all have fun at the BBQ!!