If you’re a fan of aviation and all things aeroplanes, there are many interesting destinations you can find when you jet off on your next holiday. An interest in travel and flight go hand in hand, so we have found three of the best travel destinations spread across several continents.
1. The Wright Brothers National Memorial
In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, you can find this monument to the Wright Brothers and what they started over a hundred years ago. If you’re here, you already know the story, and now this memorial stands near where their first planes took flight.
It’s equal parts fascinating and sobering, as it invites visitors to ponder on just how much aircraft have changed the world in such little time. Many industries were changed for the better, with airlines and aircraft-themed memorabilia becoming a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide. Aircraft have also inspired a lot of entertainment, from flight simulators to themed games.
In iGaming, there are examples like the Aviator Game that use plane imagery and features inspired by aerospace phenomena. That’s just one example of a title for aviation fans, as iGaming considers popular trending themes like aerospace when they make games of all stripes.
2. The Berlin-Gatow Military History Museum
If you’d prefer a trip to Europe, you should check out Berlin. Germany has many aircraft museums and sites of interest, with the capital having the most. There are even dedicated tours that visitors can go on to check out the local aviation attractions. Hamburg is also a decent site for those who want to go on a tour of their Airbus factory.
One of the largest and most convenient is the Military History Museum in the Berlin-Gatow airport. Also known as the Luftwaffe Museum, it was also owned by the Royal Air Force during their time there, so saying this site has a lot of aviation experience is an understatement.
It features displays starting from World War 1 and ending in modern-day inventions. It also has non-aircraft specimens that are still very important in the field such as radar and unmanned flying systems.
3. Nai Yang & Mai Khao Beach
If you’re a spotter and/or you’d prefer a more relaxing destination, you should consider either Nai Yang or Mai Khao Beach near Phuket, Thailand. Why? Because it’s home to the Phuket International Airport which sits conveniently between the South China Sea and the rest of the world.
This means that so many planes from Europe, the Middle East and the rest of Asia make a stop here. This may be Asia’s best spotting location but there are many more around the world.
Madaree Tohlala photographs tourists gathering on Mai Khao Beach to watch planes pass just over their heads before landing at Phuket International Airport in Thailand.
These areas double as beachfront resorts, so they’re a more typical holiday than the other locations we have suggested so far. It’s a great location to sneak into a larger trip or holiday that isn’t focused entirely on aviation. You won’t just spot low-flying planes, you’ll do it from one of the best maintained beaches in the region. Naturally, these planes are all modern and in service, so this isn’t the place for somebody that’s more interested in history.