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Old 05-13-2020, 10:43 AM
WingsOnWheels WingsOnWheels is offline
 
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So,

With the trip my wife and I planned to Ireland being on the rocks, I have a chance to do a little trip in the RV for about 5 nights in early June.

I'm departing out of Dallas and thinking about heading east and then looping north and then west/southwest back to dallas.

I would appreciate if those that live to the east could provide some advice. We are still in Spring, so the weather may be a problem, but hopefully improving. Any thoughts?

The plan is to camp, but I would like to find some interesting places, more nature oriented. With hiking or sightseeing nearby. Any good spots you have found, interesting places to see from the Air?

I know quite a few in AR, but they are a little to close for my purposes. Plan is for probably 3 major stops for about 5 nights total. I am ok with good grass strips, but my grass experience is limited.

Any advice is appreciated. or if you want to join for a leg, or stop....
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:56 PM
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Some decent sightseeing in NC. Plenty of good little strips, mountains and such. Let me know if your headed this direction and I can give you some ideas.
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:41 PM
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Check out the Airfield Guide: https://airfield.guide/filter_airports.asp?
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:12 AM
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Some decent sightseeing in NC. Plenty of good little strips, mountains and such. Let me know if your headed this direction and I can give you some ideas.
NC is certainly in the range I am looking for. Any highlights or cool airports you can suggest would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:13 AM
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I will check out that website, thank you!
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Old 05-14-2020, 11:14 AM
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Well, the mods moved my post out of general where no one will see it.....
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:27 AM
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I donít know if you will be near east/central Iowa on your way back home, but if you are, we have a 2300 ft grass strip on our farm and a nice cabin on a pond three miles away that you would be welcome to use. And a Jeep Wrangler that you could use also.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:50 AM
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I've always wanted to check out Blackwater Airstrip up in the FL panhandle. There is on-site camping and basic facilities there it looks like. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/.../pine-paradise
http://old.theraf.org/airport/blackwater

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Old 05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
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I donít know if you will be near east/central Iowa on your way back home, but if you are, we have a 2300 ft grass strip on our farm and a nice cabin on a pond three miles away that you would be welcome to use. And a Jeep Wrangler that you could use also.
Wow, That is a great offer, I will keep it in mind, thank you.
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:40 AM
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I've always wanted to check out Blackwater Airstrip up in the FL panhandle. There is on-site camping and basic facilities there it looks like. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/.../pine-paradise
http://old.theraf.org/airport/blackwater

Chris
That looks pretty cool. Funny thing, I was just putting together a flight plan to visit my sister in Cedar Key, and my plan took me right past this airport
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