Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Toss Those Golf Clubs Into Your Cessna, And Fly To Sunset Beach!

Another great thing about the Sunset Beach area is that it is rich with options for those who'd rather fly than drive in. Not only is our condo only an hour from your choice of two International Airports (Myrtle Beach to our South and Wilmington to our North), plus the excellent facilities of the Brunswick County Airport, we have a fantastic municipal airport just 15 minutes down the road in nearby Ocean Isle: the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport. If you know a pilot - or if you ARE a pilot, then our area has all you need for a very satisfying journey to your beach & golf vacation destination.

Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (formerly Ocean Isle airport) is owned by the Town of Ocean Isle and boasts a new FBO (completed just last summer), with facilities that include a 24-hour pilot lounge area with free wireless internet service. Their hard surface runway extends 4,000 feet, has a night lighting system, and is suitable for light aircraft. Self-service fuel is available on-site at Ocean Isle Beach Aviation, and is very reasonably-priced. Overnight tie-down service, as well as hangar storage are available; and, as of this writing, you can get one night's free tie-down with your fuel purchase. The folks at this airport are very friendly and helpful. They make a point to keep useful items on hand (things like a ladder for high-wing craft, a jumper box, a courtesy van, etc.) for their customers' convenience.

If you are planning to fly in for a longer stay (Perhaps you have rented a lovely golf villa in nearby Sunset Beach?), Hertz rental cars are available on-site - and Ocean Isle Beach Aviation also keeps a selection of their own rental cars.

No plane of your own? Not to worry! You can also rent a plane at the airport - and learn how to fly it at their full flight school (see www.flyoib.com online for more details). Also charter flight services may be offered in the near future.