Why I love My Small Town Airport
There are months that I feel like I’ve been out of town more than I have been at home. I spend a lot of time at airports. I love that there is an airport in Clear Lake, IA. It’s a quick 30 minute drive south and my absolute favorite is the FREE parking!
Free parking is huge. I’ve had to pay up to $15 a day at some airports.
Another reason that I love flying from my small town airport is Air Choice One. They’re a smaller company and they have small planes, but they’re a huge asset to our area.
I’m able to get from Clear Lake, IA to Chicago or to St Louis in a quick plane ride. You can get their full list of where they fly here.
If you’ve never flown on a small Cessna you should definitely try to. You get to see from the pilots point of view. It’s totally different and a very cool experience.
Flying in a small plane also gives you amazing sites you don’t usually get. The Cessna does not fly as high so you can see a lot more on the ground.
Being that they’re smaller and can’t fly over storms they do have to cancel when the weather gets bad, but that’s totally understandable. I’m just thankful for such a great and affordable option near my hometown.
And if you need another reason I love flying from our small town it would be the people. The staff of Air Choice One, the airport diner, and our TSA agents are all so pleasant. Being small you’re able to get in and out easily too.
Do you have a small town airport near you?
I so wish we had a better airline in Waterloo. I would consider flying to Chicago to visit my family, but its really expensive!
Deborah D says
This sounds a lot like my small town airport. I just love it!
I’ve never flown in a really small plane, but I have flown in smaller commuter planes. Love flying into Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s a cute little airport. Very friendly.
Sarah Kurtz says
I live in a big city so no small airports here. But I am way to afraid to fly anyway.
Michelle Castagne says
Looks like lots of fun flying in a small plane. What a view!
I love flying in small planes but hubby wouldn’t do it for anything! I love the views as well.
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Kaye Newman says
I love my hometown small airport. It has been run by a local family for generations. Everybody is so friendly.
we do it private one but they have ssssssmall plane that come in and out but the one near me is major airport they might have small plane there edont now
Wow, that sure looks like a sweet way to fly! I hate all the headaches of going to the airport. Between parking, long lines, crabby passengers, it is all a pain in the butt. Going to a small airport sounds like a lovely option.
Sara Broers says
It’s nice to have free parking and a 15 minute drive once I arrive home.
Beth Ann Chiles says
I have flown with Air Choice One multiple times and have been impressed with the quality of the pilots especially. It is a great option for small towns and sure beats driving.