Where’s your favorite place to fly in Tennessee?
One of the greatest things about earning your pilot’s license is the freedom to climb in the cockpit and fly – and here some fantastic places to fly in Tennessee!
Within just a short distance from our leading professional flight school at Millington-Memphis Airport, you’ll find some hidden gems all around the state. So dig out your sense of adventure, climb into the cockpit and enjoy!
Tullahoma (204 miles)
Fly to: Tullahoma Regional Jetport
First on our list of places to fly in Tennessee is Tullahoma, home of the world-famous Beechcraft Heritage Museum. Located just at the south end of Tullahoma Regional Jetport, you won’t have far to go to see this incredible collection of vintage Beechcraft models, dating all the way back to 1932. You might even spot a Duchess, just like ours!
Halls (46 miles)
Fly to: Arnold Field Airport
This unique museum is just a short hop from Millington-Memphis Airport and sits on the site of the original Dyersburg Army Airbase – a former training facility for B-17 pilots during the Second World War. Today, this museum is dedicated to the memory of veterans from WWI right up to the present day, with a collection of informative displays and photographs that tell the story of the airbase and those who trained there.
Chattanooga (264 miles)
Fly to: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
Visit: Lookout Mountain
There’s lots to do in Chattanooga – after all, it is one of the South’s top cities to visit! If you’re just making a short trip though, be sure to visit Lookout Mountain. 2000 feet above sea level, this incredible mountain commands unbeatable views across Chattanooga. Climb aboard the Incline Railway to get to the top, take in mesmerizing rock formations at Rock City, and have your breath taken away at the sight of the beautiful Ruby Falls.
Lebanon (207 miles)
Fly to: Lebanon Municipal Airport
Although the Nashville Superspeedway is currently closed to competitive events, it’s open to the public for the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience! Swap your aircraft for a car as you experience the thrill of the speedway, whether you’re riding along or taking the wheel yourself. Downtown Nashville is only a short distance too – giving you all the benefits of a big city with the convenience of a small airport.
Sweetwater (309 miles)
Fly to: Monroe County Airport
Visit: The Lost Sea
Just four miles from the airport, you’ll discover America’s largest underground lake – the Lost Sea! Take the courtesy car from the airport, and before you know it, you’ll be touring caverns, taking a glass-bottomed boat ride and learning all about the incredible history of this fascinating cave network.
This is just a handful of the places you can fly in Tennessee and the fantastic things you can discover on the way – so get exploring!
And if the only thing stopping you is the lack of a private pilot’s license, that’s where we can help. Get in touch to book your Discovery Flight today!