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With a pilot’s license, great day-trip and vacation destinations are only a few hours away! At Anson Aviation, we encourage our customers to take advantage of their skills and privileges as pilots, expand their horizons, and enjoy some of these great fly-in destinations! From Hill Country retreats to white sand beaches, a fantastic and rewarding trip is within your reach. Anson Aviation Flyways are designed to make your trip planning easier, with proven suggestions for things to see, places to eat, and hotels to stay in. Don’t forget to check out our website for new destinations and watch our calendar for group Flyaways! If you have any questions about our Flyaways, give us a call and ask for Jordan or send an e-mail to

Dauphin Island, AL – 4R9 – 393nm
Looking for a quiet weekend getaway in a cozy gulf-coast town? Dauphin Island is the place to go! Situated just off the coast of Alabama, Dauphin Island is home to some of the coziest bed and breakfasts and some of the most delicious seafood on the Gulf. Bird watching is a popular pastime on the island at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Both adults and children can enjoy the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Aquarium. Golf on Isle Dauphin’s beautiful 18 hole par 72 course overlooking the Gulf, tour the historic Fort Gaines, or sink into a beach chair and soak in the sunset, caressed by the salty sea breeze. Contact us for more information on Dauphin Island and to learn about our restaurant and lodging selections.

New Orleans, LA – NEW – 294nm
The ultimate night on the town! Why suffer the drive to New Orleans; miles of endless bridges and swampland. Arrive in Style! Nawlins’ is just a few hours away when you’re pilot in command. Whether you’re looking for a fun day trip or a memorable night in one of the French Quarter’s historic hotels, New Orleans is the perfect destination. New Orleans’ Lakefront airport is close and convenient to the French Quarter. For inexpensive fun, we recommend catching the St. Charles Streetcar in the afternoon for a great look at some of the most unique architecture in the world. Dine at Brennan’s, enjoy dessert at Café Du Monde, and don’t miss the opportunity to savor the best jazz in the world at the famous Preservation Hall. Time your trip to coincide with Jazzfest, beginning April 24th, to really see the town come alive. We’ve got the scoop on the best places in town and the biggest events, so contact us for more information.

Mustang Beach, TX – RAS – 132nm
Mustang Beach Airport is one of the most unique airports in Texas. Its location offers pilots close and convenient access to Mustang Island’s gorgeous beaches. From the airport it’s a 5 minute walk to the beach or a $.50 trolley ride to the center of town with all its restaurants and shops, making it an easy day-trip or weekend destination. Spring is the best time to visit Mustang Beach in order to take advantage of its fine weather and popular events such as the Texas Sandfest, an international sand castle competition. For information on the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do, give us a call and we will be happy to help!

Fredericksburg, TX – T82 – 173nm
Fredericksburg has been one of the most popular destinations for Texan pilots in search of the ultimate $100 burger for years. The airport’s legendary Hangar Hotel and Diner are built in a beautifully elegant style, reminiscent of the 1940s, and the Officer’s Club and balcony is a wonderful place to unwind for the night and share some good flying stories. Golfers can catch golf carts at the airport and access a private path to Lady Bird Johnson’s golf course. The quaint city of Fredericksburg is home to fantastic German food, unique architecture, inviting shops, and the popular National Museum of the Pacific War. Just outside of town, the famous Luckenbach dance hall and Becker Vineyards are popular side trips. With so much to see in Fredericksburg, it is certainly worth more than one visit!

Lake Charles, LA – LCH – 130nm
Who needs Vegas! For your gambling fix try flying yourself into Lake Charles. Leave in the evening for a gorgeous sunset transition through the Houston VFR corridor and use the rest of the quick flight to Lake Charles to plan your attack on the blackjack table. Once you land, catch a cab to L'Auberge du Lac Casino –the place to be in Lake Charles! They’ve got hot tables, great food, elegant rooms, and incredible entertainment. Be a rock star for a night! After all, you flew yourself in your own private plane to a Casino! When people next to you ask what type of plane you fly, look them in the eye and tell them! “You know the Air Force C130? That’s just a 130…I fly a 172”. If you haven’t gambled the plane away, sleep in the next morning before coming back home to Sugar Land.

San Antonio, TX – SSF – 148nm
In the evening, San Antonio’s River walk comes alive! For a nice night on the River walk, trying flying into San Antonio’s Stinson field, one of the oldest and most historic general aviation airports in the country. The folks at the airport will help arrange a $20 cab ride into town and then the night is yours! If you’ve done the River walk before, try something different. Skip the Mexican food and head for Dolores del Rio Ristorante on the northwest corner of the River walk. The restaurant is small –a real local hole-in-the-wall! So get there early for a good seat to enjoy the best Italian food, live jazz and belly dancing every night. For an overnight trip, there is no better choice than the historic Menger Hotel. On the way back to Stinson, catch the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1716.

New Braunfels, TX – BAZ – 124nm
Fly into New Braunfels to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing day at Schlitterbahn! For an even more rewarding vacation, spend the night at one of the park’s resorts. However, there is far more to see in New Braunfels than Schlitterbahn. The Natural Bridge Caverns are definitely worth a visit; for the adventurous, you can even try their demanding adventure tours, which have you climbing, crawling, and rappelling through the caverns and far off the beaten path. For the less adventurous, try wandering New Braunfels’ historic district and enjoy the quaint antiques, shops, and architecture.

Destin, FL – DTS – 479nm
Take your Flyaways to the next level with an incredible trip to Destin, Florida! From golfing to parasailing, Destin has amazing activities for the whole family –the ultimate vacation destination! After a beautiful flight along the gulf coast from Houston, catch a quick cab to one of many fantastic resort hotels and start your vacation! Enjoy some sand and sun on the beach, stuff yourself at one of Destin’s fine restaurants, and then enjoy Destin’s great nightlife. You’ll sleep like a baby after such an exciting day. Wake up and enjoy a famous Destin breakfast at the Donut Hole before returning back to Sugar Land!