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April 2021

Airport of the Month: Kern Valley

Thu Apr 1 - Fri Apr 30

This month, venture into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to Kern Valley Airport (L05), which resides near Lake Isabella, 2600 feet above the city of Bakersfield. Kern Valley is surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides, so make sure you examine the surrounding terrain before departure and plan a safe descent from cruising altitude to the pattern. Flying in the spring allows us to view Lake Isabella at its fullest capacity, and the mountain peaks may still be covered…

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Overfly Yosemite National Park

Thu Apr 1 - Fri Apr 30

Yosemite National Park is one of America’s greatest treasures, with stunning glacier-carved cliffs, giant trees, and towering mountain peaks. Many of us have experienced this majestic place from the ground, but not many people have seen the park from the air. While one cannot land in Yosemite Valley (the closest airport is Mariposa on the western side and Lee Vining on the eastern side), pilots are allowed to overfly the park and soak in the views from above. This month’s…

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May 2021

May The Fourth Be With You: Skywalker Ranch Fly By

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

Did you know Skywalker Ranch is located in Marin County at 5858 Lucas Valley Road? And, since we are pilots, we can fly over it. So if you want to have some fun and take a scenic flight up the coast, check out Skywalker Ranch in May. The principal operation of the facility is as a motion picture sound mixing and recording facility, as well as serving as the corporate offices of Lucasfilm. Other Lucasfilm properties provide animation and visual…

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Airport of the Month: Garberville

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

One of the more remote airports in the state, Garberville Airport (O16) is known for the steep terrain on all sides of the field, making it a challenge to plan a proper descent from pattern altitude to the runway. Pilots should plan on circling over Garberville as part of their descent, taking note of the terrain and wind conditions as they fly towards pattern altitude. Keeping the pattern tight is required due to the mountains to the east of the…

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FOG Lunch: Auburn

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Auburn Airport (AUN) displays a change of scenery from its Central Valley counterparts, with rolling hills and beautiful pine trees lining the field. Take advantage of the warming temperatures this May to visit this airport and sample the delicious cafe serving both breakfast and lunch during the outdoor dining season. Wings Grill and Espresso Bar is located right next to transient parking on the south side of the ramp and serves…

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June 2021

5-Day FOG Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest

Wed Jun 30 - Sun Jul 4
$500

The FlyOutGroup flagship trip for 2021 takes pilots around the Northwest United States to experience both mountain and island flying on the same trip, while also allowing you to view two of the country’s most beautiful National Parks from the ground - Yellowstone and Glacier. This five-day trip immerses you in the wonders of the American Pacific Northwest, giving you the chance to see beautiful sights and view multiple National Parks from both the air and the ground. You’ll fly…

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