Hitchhiking on Planes is Possible
In search of a budget-travel adventure, I began a whirlwind pilgrimage to all 50 United States by hitchhiking on small, private aircraft - and in the process, uncovered a free-spirited side of flying that is nearly forgotten in the fast-paced, modern age of aviation.
Catching a lift on more than 130 aircraft, ranging from two-seaters built in someone’s garage, to a Citation jet, to a rare WWII B-17 bomber, was incredible. The spontaneous journey was as difficult as it was unique.
Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan