See Cape Cod from the air

Take a flight with Pilgrim Aviation
Put your own 15-year-old at the planes's helm. Pat Brooks photo.

Photos by Marina and Pat Brooks

Last Sunday we blind-sided my grandson with a surprise flight over Cape Cod with him at the airplane helm for his 15th birthday.

He didn't suspect a thing until we drove into the Plymouth Airport and stopped at Pilgrim Aviation which offers a Cape Cod scenic tour where a passenger can fly the plane during the flight.

As the slideshow demonstrates, we flew over Cape Cod Bay from Plymouth to the tip of Cape Cod then continued over Provincetown Harbor with dramatic views of the dunes, continuing down over the Lower Cape to Chatham where we took photos of the new breakthrough in South Beach.

Be sure to bring your camera and discover a whole new perspective on our coastal environment.

They offer flight instruction for people from nine to ninety.

Pick up available at Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC) or other Cape Cod points by reservation. The trip we took offered a choice of a Cessna 152 or Cessna 172.

The $199 price includes up to 3 persons.

Scenic flights are available 7 days a week from Plymouth Airport and include a tour spectacular views of Plymouth Harbor or the coastal South Shore, Cape Cod Canal, Provincetown, Chatham and more. and stopped at Pilgrim Aviation which offers a Provincetown and scenic tour.

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