Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots is 190 full-color pages in a large 8.5 x 11 inch format. It is full of inspiring adventures and stories with superb photography in an ideal size for your coffee table or bookshelf. Frequencies, charts and a compact size for the cockpit? Not so much.
The adventures begin with forever-classics such as flying to Catalina Island, a romantic stay in Sedona or visiting Yosemite, Zion, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The book then adds new-classics such as swimming down a slot canyon in Fry Canyon Utah, hiking to the Colorado River from Cliff Dweller's airstrip or a photography expedition to Mono Lake California. Some adventures are genuine epic adventures such as climbing Mt. Hood in Oregon or running the Colorado River down the Grand Canyon in Arizona while some are more relaxing such as having a romantic weekend getaway at a B&B in Mendocino or flight-seeing over the San Juan Islands in Washington.
I really like the way the book is done, and really like one page of pictures where the kids start small and grow. It's what I'm seeing happen with my kids and the book has made me realize how many fun adventures can be had but also how quickly time will go by.