|Piper Arrow 997 at Bellingham International Airport (BLI).|
BLI is located in northwest Washington near the Canadian border. This places it in an excellent position for border crossings. Customs and Immigration services are available on the field. It is also a good jumping off point for the San Juan Islands in the nearby Puget Sound (see San Juan Island Flying Adventure).
|Final approach at Bellingham International Airport (BLI).|
Bellingham is also a very convenient airport for commercial operations.
|Bellingham International Airport main terminal.|
Bellingham has excellent public transportation. The Whatcom Transportation Authority Route 50 bus stops at the Airport and the service can take you throughout the area at a very reasonable price. There are rental cars available at both the general aviation and main terminals. And of course there are many taxicabs. You can even catch the Quick Shuttle to Vancouver if you don’t want to fly yourself.
|Bellingham Farmers Market at Depot Market.|
Downtown museums, restaurants and shops
Farmers Market Saturdays April-December plus a Winter Market
Hiking trails throughout the area
Mt. Baker Highway drive to Artist Point and ski areas
Old Fairhaven with many shops and restaurants
For more destinations click Flying at the right. You can also try adventurepilot.com where pilots post other interesting destinations.
Fly high and fast! -- Margy