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Shannon Coleman
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#1 Posted: 1/26/2010 09:50:18

One of my favorite things about aviation is flying to some great places.  I've been to most in my local area and routinely talk up these destinations to others.  List your favorites so others may enjoy.

1.  Kitty Hawk, NC - every pilot should make the pilgrimage at least once.

2.  Ocracoke Island, NC (W95) - runway practically on the beach, good food a short walk away (or golf cart ride if you call ahead), rather remote - can only get there by airplane, boat, or ferry.

3.  Stanton's BBQ - kind of remote and hard to find, but the food is good and the turf runway is right across the road from the restaurant.  N34-43-9 and W79-40-0. Runway 12 - 30 is 2300' long and multicom is 122.9.

4.  Stag Airpark, Burgaw, NC - (7NC1) EAA Ch 297 meeting and lunch on the first Saturday every month.

Pik-n-Pig in Carthage, NC is high on my list this year.  The restaurant is located right on Gilliam-McConnell Airfield (5NC3).  They also have a fly-in in the fall.

Wayne Bressler
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 1/26/2010 10:43:21

I have to throw in for two of the nicest grass strips with some of the nicest people around:

1.  Lee Bottom (64I...  that's "Six Four India") - in Hanover, IN.  www.leebottom.com - They do an annual Fly-In, and Sinful Sundays with ice cream in the summer and fall.  See the website for full details.

2.  Campbell Field (9VG) in Weirwood, VA.  www.campbellfieldairport.com -  This is on the Eastern Shore of VA.  Gordon Campbell hosts a "Soup On Sunday" nearly every sunday, almost all year long.  Again, check the website for details!

If anyone is interested I have photos from both Lee Bottom, and Campbell Field on my website.

Here's the link for Lee Bottom
And for Campbell Field

Here's a shot from Lee Bottom:


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Jerry Rosie
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
#3 Posted: 1/27/2010 09:13:14 Modified: 1/27/2010 09:14:28

It's only once a year but the Father's Day Fly In at Shreveport North (62PA) is an event not to be missed.  This year will see the 21st annual fly in at this 70x2600 well maintained, lighted grass strip located on the property of the Footlight Ranch and Keys Restaurant on south-central Pennsylvania.  The fly in features an all you can eat prime rib dinner on Friday and an old fashioned picnic on Saturday.  For the flying public are the pilot games, competitions and seminars, while the rest of the family enjoys the Olympic sized swimming pool.  Free movies and popcorn are available on the flight line after sunset on Friday and Saturday.  On site camping and rustic bunkhouse are available for those staying all weekend.

See http://www.footlightranch.com for airport info and further details.

Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N