Bh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
While its not "Southwest starts service to IAD" or "international airline to BWI",but PAN AM clipper connection has started service to Elmira,NY from BWI.Is there anything to do up there?How's the town, can you make a day trip out of it?
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
The only thing worth going up there for is the old "Harris Hill Soaring Center", one of the original sailplane locations in the country. There is a pretty decent museum there, and in season, you can get either a towed or cable launch sailplane ride. Here is the URL for the site.
The only other thing up there that I can remember is a pretty decent library/museum based on the life and writings of Mark Twain. I believe he lived up there for a number of years. Other than that, not alot up there.
VTMAA From India, joined Oct 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
Headquarters of Corning Incorporated is in Corning NY, about 15 miles away. Corning is also the home of the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG). CMOG has an extensive collection of Glass artifacts. If you are into art and Glass then it is worth a visit.
I think, they want to get some of the business traffic from Corning. Corning also has operations in Acton, MA. Bedford airport serviced by PANAM is more convenient than the 5 hour trip to Logan by US or NW and another hour drive to Acton. Whereas Bedford is much closer and the trip takes an hour!
We in the Elmira/Corning area welcome this additional pair of wings to our airport. Gives us more options!