Flying to Cleveland Burke


Burke Lakefornt (BKL) is a good choice for a stop. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum is literally within walking distance at the end of the runway. Its a great place to visit for a few hours, and their record store has an extensive collection of CDs by every musician featured in the museum. Downtown Cleveland is a few minutes past that, with a good choice of restaurants and hotels.

Beware, however, when coming in IFR from the west that Cleveland Approach will vector you over Lake Erie for a landing at BKL. I never fly VFR on that sort of trip, so I have no idea what the airspace restrictions might be for keeping out of the controlled airspace for Cleveland Int'l.

Last time I checked, my plane doesn't know when its over water; but your's might feel differently.