Aerial Views Display Local Character

A morning flight aboard Island Air Taxi presents a good opportunity to catch the aerial views which define northwest Ohio’s coastline.  Pilot Dustin Shaffer and his wife, Chontel, own and operate Island Air Taxi from Put-in-Bay Airport (3w2) on South Bass Island. The Piper Cherokee Six with Club Seating carries five passengers or cargo. Flights can be scheduled from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, year round.  Today’s images are from the 10:30am flight from Port Clinton to Kelleys Island to Put-in-Bay.  Photos by Donna Steinbach

Genoa Bank, bottom left, and Bassett’s Market, middle, at Catawba Island. Sandusky Bay in the distance.

South Bass Island and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on horizon

Southwest corner of Kelleys Island

Major ice shove at Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island Airport (89D), Rwy 27

Lake Erie ice floes between Kelleys Island and South Bass Island

Perry’s Monument and iced-in Put-in-Bay Harbor

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