Check Out New Free Web Service
Nick Selby, CEO of Flyguides, is
excited. His launch will coincide with the AOPA Convention at the
end of this month. He reminded us that, "...our pilot's guide to Philadelphia was
launched last week, and our complete site will launch at Expo 2003.
At our booth (755), we will be handing out thousands of post-it
note decks, and doing live demonstrations of the site and its
functionality." He's already looking ahead: "There's also content
up for sneak preview of Boston.
Flyguides Pilot Travel thus has just announced the initial
launch of its free website. The launch of Flyguides.com sets a new
standard for general aviation travel publishing. The company says,
"Never before has such a wide breadth of general aviation travel
information been available from a single source. For pilots and
passengers alike, Flyguides.com is certain to become a
Nick talked with us about how he came up with the idea. "All of
us at Flyguides are from the travel industry; we're pilots, too. We
decided pilots needed real travel information, for fields that we
actually fly into."
As they set up the first cities [the
product is rolling out, starting with high-population-density areas
first], Nick said, "We landed in as many of those fields ourselves
as we could; then we hired local pilots for those we couldn't." The
product rollout looks like -- don't cringe -- sort of a
"hub-and-spoke system," Nick told us, in the 20 biggest
It's more than an airport guide; it's a travel guide, but for
Flyguides opens an encyclopedia of travel information for pilots
and all who travel with them. Visitors to flyguides.com will
discover thousands of pages describing airports, attractions,
fly-in destinations nationwide. For each destination, flyguides.com
gives essential information on points of interest, activities, and
events of particular interest to general aviation flyers of all
kinds. There's impartial advice too, on hotels, restaurants and
entertainment options, as well as vital coverage of ground
At AOPA Expo 2003, flyguides.com will launch with comprehensive
coverage of destination and airport facilities information for
Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and San
In the second phase of launch, Flyguides coverage will span the
continent, from Catalina Island to Nantucket Island; from the San
Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest to the Bahamas and Bimini;
with coverage of major regions including Miami, Seattle, Los
Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans to detailed coverage of the kinds
of small fly-in spots so dear to pilot's hearts – places like
Avery Island, Cedar Key, the back strips of Maine and Colorado's
Try it, use it, as you're heading to AOPA.
Especially for the show, Flyguides'
Philadelphia content can be of immediate use to pilots traveling to
that city for Expo 2003. It contains comprehensive travel advice
and information for pilots about destinations in and around
Philadelphia -- from Center City to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country,
and from the Jersey Shore to Tangier Island -- ensuring that from
October 30th, 2003, GA pilots and passengers all across America
will want to make Flyguides.com their first destination.
The online airport directory at Flyguides.com -- where pilots
will find comprehensive data on runways, lighting, communications,
navaids and facilities at each of more than 12,000 airports
nationwide - is only the beginning, Nick said. Flyguides.com
doesn’t only highlight attractions of interest to aviators -
aviation museums, historical airfields, science museums etc.
Readers also see descriptions of traditional attractions and
visitor highlights, and are offered impartial restaurant and hotel
recommendations, and detailed reviews of entertainment, spa,
shopping and golf options.
Stunning visuals are integral to the design of Flyguides.com.
Large-format, professional photography enlivens the text
throughout. Colorful, striking cartography overlays aeronautical
symbology on clear, precise area maps to give pilots an instant
grasp of the lay of the land. Flyguides.com offers in-depth
information on where to fly and what to see, courtesy of Flyguides'
team of pilots and professional travel writers.