The Weekender: Early Spring Getaways


The Weekender found some three-day getaways on SocialFlight coming up along with a few morning fly-ins. Reserve your single-engine spot for a dry camping site across the street from the three-day Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida, which starts Friday. The private Citrus Hedging Ranch offers 80 acres of room with its own grass runway. On Saturday, Fort Lauderdale Airport will host an Aviation Safety Expo to promote aviation and runway safety. The day will be packed with information, exhibits and activities of interest to South Florida general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.

Join fellow aviators Thursday through Saturday for the United States Pilots Association’s spring fly-out to Texas, highlighting Houston, Galveston and NASA. Highlights include a private, behind-the-scenes tour of NASA and the Lone Star Flight Museum along with dinner theater and local sightseeing. Membership in USPA is not necessary, but advance registration is. Plan on arriving at Pearland Regional Airport Thursday to kick things off. For those just looking for fly-to breakfasts, Saturday morning will have pancakes and more waiting thanks to EAA Chapter 1055 in York, Nebraska, EAA Chapter 1001 in Searcy, Arkansas, and EAA Chapter 699 in Winchester, Tennessee. For more on this weekend’s events, visit SocialFlight.