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National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center

Many are intimidated about flying into Washington Dulles in a small plane.  I will admit that I have no idea how to do it VFR but it seems to be readily accessable as two RV's flew in right after me VFR.  There is a procedure and again, I make no claim as to how to do it.  As for IFR, it is as easy as flying into any little airport anywhere.  We came down from Oxford, CT and picked up an airborne clearance just north of Lancaster VOR.  After a few minutes we got a heading to intercept 19C localizer and right on in.  The taxi is about 5 minutes and usually involves crossing the terminal ramp which is really easy.  A couple of frequency changes.  On to the FBO of your choice.  I used Signature which treated us like any other customer despite the fact that our fuel bill was $200 rather than the $2000 that they are used to.  A great experience.  We used a rental car but there are plenty of shuttles available and the Marriott among others are 2 minutes away if you want to overnight.  The museum is amazing and has one of almost anything you could want to see.  The fuel is not cheap but it isn't at any huge airport so dont worry about it.  I'm glad they welcome us with open arms.  Dont avoid Dulles.  If you can, file and go right in.  If VFR, do your homework and get on down to an amazing museum.  Happy flying.

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Website NASM
Phone Number 703-572-4118
Categories Restaurants,Museums,Lodging
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Submitted By chris hand chris hand (1 destination has been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Recommended Airport
Name IAD-WASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance Located on this airport
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 01C/19C - 11501 x 150 feet, Concrete, in Good condition
Control Tower Unknown
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 34 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    98VA   GLASCOCK    3.9 nm at 265 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA16   CENTREVILLE    4.2 nm at 196 degrees   (Private)
     View    VG23   SMITH    4.9 nm at 256 degrees   (Private)
     View    JYO   LEESBURG EXECUTIVE    9.1 nm at 330 degrees   (Public)
     View    3VA5   GOOSE HUNT FARM    9.1 nm at 302 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA79   HICKORY TREE FARM    13.4 nm at 271 degrees   (Private)
     View    HEF   MANASSAS RGNL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD    13.8 nm at 191 degrees   (Public)
     View    51VA   SKYVIEW    16.1 nm at 210 degrees   (Private)
     View    2MD3   FLY AWAY FARM    17.7 nm at 17 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA71   ADEN FIELD    18.3 nm at 191 degrees   (Private)
     View    3VA1   THE MEADOWS    19.0 nm at 237 degrees   (Private)
     View    2VA9   AIRLIE    19.1 nm at 233 degrees   (Private)
     View    GAI   MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK    19.1 nm at 46 degrees   (Public)
     View    DAA   DAVISON AAF    19.1 nm at 137 degrees   (Military)
     View    2VG2   UPPERVILLE    19.2 nm at 274 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD77   FLYING M FARMS    19.5 nm at 16 degrees   (Private)
     View    DCA   RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL    20.5 nm at 106 degrees   (Public)
     View    VA62   THE GRASS PATCH    20.8 nm at 334 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA66   BREEDEN    21.0 nm at 194 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA61   SCOTT AIRPARK    21.1 nm at 334 degrees   (Private)
     View    VG57   MAPLES FIELD    21.3 nm at 196 degrees   (Private)
     View    14VA   KRENS FARM    21.5 nm at 322 degrees   (Private)
     View    58VA   WALNUT HILL    22.9 nm at 202 degrees   (Private)
     View    W50   DAVIS    22.9 nm at 39 degrees   (Public)
     View    7VG0   WARRENTON AIR PARK    23.3 nm at 221 degrees   (Private)
     View    53VA   HORSE FEATHERS    23.4 nm at 217 degrees   (Private)
     View    3VA0   AYRES-AICP    23.4 nm at 244 degrees   (Private)
     View    01VA   PICKLES    24.2 nm at 296 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD16   WAREDACA FARM    24.4 nm at 46 degrees   (Private)
     View    15VA   FOX ACRES    24.6 nm at 237 degrees   (Private)
     View    HWY   WARRENTON-FAUQUIER    24.6 nm at 209 degrees   (Public)
     View    3VA2   AVIACRES    24.7 nm at 218 degrees   (Private)
     View    3MD0   BURHANS MEMORIAL    24.7 nm at 13 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD75   STOLCREST    24.8 nm at 17 degrees   (Private)
  Other Nearby Destinations
There are over 100 destinations within 100 nautical miles of this location, only showing the first 100   Increase Range
     View    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center      0.0 nm at NaN degrees
     View    Airport Diner      19.1 nm at 46 degrees
     View    The Washington Monument      20.1 nm at 100 degrees
     View    The Capitol Rotunda of the United States from the Sky      21.3 nm at 99 degrees
     View    Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum      22.5 nm at 99 degrees
     View    Taqueria Jasmine Inc      24.6 nm at 209 degrees
     View    Brand New FBO + Operations Center for GA Pilots!      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    College Park Airport Aviation Museum      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Declaration of Independance/Constitution/Bill of Rights      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Elephant and Castle of Wash., DC      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Land at the Oldest Active Airport in the World - KCGS!      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Maryland TERPS Football Stadium from the Air!      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    METRO railway around the Washington DC area      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    National World War II Memorial      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    National's Pro Baseball Game      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Ratsie's      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    The Mall of the Capitol      25.2 nm at 85 degrees
     View    Smiley's Rest Stop on the Airport      26.7 nm at 207 degrees
     View    The FLYING CIRCUS Airshow!      26.7 nm at 207 degrees
     View    Airways Inn      28.5 nm at 8 degrees
     View    AOPA Tour - free (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)      28.5 nm at 8 degrees
     View    Famous Dave's BBQ      28.5 nm at 8 degrees
     View    National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD      28.5 nm at 8 degrees
     View    The Barbara Fritchie House (Civil War) Frederick, MD      28.5 nm at 8 degrees
     View    Haysfield Airport Destroyed - sad day for aviation!      29.6 nm at 54 degrees
     View    The National Security Agency from the Air      33.5 nm at 73 degrees
     View    Earn "The 2W2 Mug" at Clearview!      37.4 nm at 33 degrees
     View    Battle of Fredericksburg - Civil War History      40.9 nm at 179 degrees
     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      41.6 nm at 90 degrees
     View    John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis      41.6 nm at 90 degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      41.6 nm at 90 degrees
     View    US Naval Academy      45.5 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Pilot Shop and NICE FBO      47.3 nm at 345 degrees
     View    Runway's Restaurant and Lounge, KHGR      47.3 nm at 345 degrees
     View    Tony's New York Pizza and Italian Restaurant      47.3 nm at 345 degrees
     View    PAC-MAN corn maze near Hagerstown, MD      47.9 nm at 353 degrees
     View    Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association      48.8 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, MD      50.8 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Dave's Tiki Bar on the Beach, Kentmorr, MD      51.4 nm at 92 degrees
     View    Kent Island Golf Vacation Home near 3W3      51.4 nm at 92 degrees
     View    Fort McHenry      51.5 nm at 68 degrees
     View    US Gov Heli-stat spy blimp      51.5 nm at 68 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Airport and Restaurant      51.5 nm at 92 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crabhouse      51.5 nm at 92 degrees
     View    Great airport with shuttle to cafe, museum and Luray Caverns      51.5 nm at 251 degrees
     View    Great views of Shenandoah Nat'l Park & River      51.5 nm at 251 degrees
     View    Uncle Bucks Cafe      51.5 nm at 251 degrees
     View    Carini's Pizza near the Bay Bridge Airport, MD      52.8 nm at 88 degrees
     View    Hemmingway's Restaurant      52.8 nm at 88 degrees
     View    Kent Island Depot (General Store with good food)      52.8 nm at 88 degrees
     View    Stevensville CRAB SHACK at Bay Bridge Arpt.      52.8 nm at 88 degrees
     View    Velaro Station for Food (if everything else is closed) W29 Bay Bridge, MD      52.8 nm at 88 degrees
     View    Carson's Creekside Restaurant & Lounge (KMTN)      53.7 nm at 65 degrees
     View    Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum (KMTN)      53.7 nm at 65 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      54.1 nm at 11 degrees
     View    Antica Napoli Pizza of Gettysburg, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg "First Shot" Marker      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg Re-enactment      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Blue & Gray Grill, Gettysburg      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Dunlap's of Gettysburg      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Eisenhower Home and Museum, Gettysburg, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Ernie's Texas Lunch (+ Breakfast) of Gettysburg, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Gen Robert E. Lee HQ on the Battlefield      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Eddie's Casual Dining      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Pretzels (hot) and Snacks      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Historic Herr Tavern; Gettysburg Battlefield, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    King's New York Pizza of Gettysburg      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Land of Little Horses      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Luke's American Grille of Gettysburg, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Mama Ventura's Italian of Gettysburg, PA      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    PDQ Mart right off Airport      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    The Lincoln Diner - open 24/7!      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    The Pub and Restaurant of Gettysburg      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    Tommy's Pizza (via town trolly)      54.3 nm at 9 degrees
     View    St. Mary's Airport Open House      57.1 nm at 131 degrees
     View    Patuxent River Naval Air Station Museum      61.7 nm at 130 degrees
     View    Bryce Resort      61.7 nm at 263 degrees
     View    Chambersburg Skydiving Center      62.1 nm at 352 degrees
     View    Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum      62.1 nm at 352 degrees
     View    Sonic of Chambersburg, PA      62.1 nm at 352 degrees
     View    Mary Jane's Pennsylvania Dutch Style Restaurant      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    Orville's Restaurant      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    Palumbo's Pizza near the York, PA Airport      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    Rt 30 Seafood Restaurant      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    The Shoe House      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    Thomasville (York) Airport Full Service FBO      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    White Horse Diner      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    York Barbell Museum & USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (York, Pennsylvania)      64.2 nm at 25 degrees
     View    Doc Zittle FAA Flight Physical      64.8 nm at 20 degrees
     View    Jim and Nena's Pizzaria of East Berlin, PA      64.8 nm at 20 degrees
     View    Rocco's Pizza      64.8 nm at 20 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      65.5 nm at 97 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      65.5 nm at 97 degrees
     View    Brother's Pizza      66.7 nm at 360 degrees
     View    Shippensburg Airport now CLOSED!      66.7 nm at 360 degrees
     View    Bonnie's Lakeside      67.0 nm at 17 degrees
     View    Cold Soda at Bermudian Valley Airpark      67.5 nm at 18 degrees
  

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