A Scenic, Peaceful Ride Over Lebanon

A view over the shoulders of Cape Air Pilots John Mayer and Angel Inman

There is no doubt that the City of Lebanon is a beautiful place to live and raise a family, but rest assured that it looks as beautiful from overhead as it does driving through it every day. An aerial view can take your breath away!

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This past December 9th Cape Air Airlines, in conjunction with the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, gave invited guests an opportunity to see firsthand how Lebanon and the surrounding area appear looking down from high above. The free scenic flights took about 20 minutes each and presented views that only soaring birds get to enjoy daily.

The whole purpose behind the thoroughly enjoyable flights was to have local residents experience firsthand flying on a smaller commuter airline.

“We are trying to get some interest buzzing about Cape Air here at the Lebanon Municipal Airport,” explained Rob Taylor, executive director of The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. “There are a lot of local residents who have not had that experience and this will call attention to what Cape Air has to offer for filling their transportation needs.”

Rick Dyment, The Lebanon Airport Manager was on hand to greet the guests and talked about his current mission to have 10,000 total passengers use the service here in West Lebanon before the end of December. Cape Air has met that requirement since 2012, thus qualifying our local airport for a $1-million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

A familiar Lebanon location from a different angle: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

I was on hand in time to take the first flight of the morning with Cape Air pilots John Mayer of South Royalton, and Angel Inman of White River Junction. After a smooth takeoff, we circled the Upper Valley and that offered me the opportunity to keep the camera clicking away. I managed to capture some stunning views of our area that are shared with the Lebanon Times. The pilots made sure they took some low flying approaches, and the highest level we reached was 24,000-feet. Either way, it was beautiful!

A new look at the Lebanon Green

During December, Cape Air offered a very convenient way to commute to Boston Logan Airport with a discounted price of $49. The flight takes about 50 minutes and will place you in a position to make connecting flights to about anywhere you wish to travel. The emphasis on December 9th’s free flights was to compare commuting to Boston via Dartmouth Coach and Cape Air’s daily flights. Both methods are heavily relied upon by Upper Valley residents.

 Cape Air was co-founded in 1988 by company pilots Craig Stewart and Dan Wolf and are currently headquartered at the Barnstable Municipal Airport. Since February 2007, Cape Air and Jet Blue Airways have had an interline agreement that allows Cape Air to carry Jet Blue passengers from Logan Airport and San Juan to Cape Air destinations throughout the Northeast, Florida, and the Caribbean. 

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