Interesting day fights in the mid-atlantic region

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Re: Interesting day fights in the mid-atlantic region

Post by Joey » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:43 am

Tangier Island VA (TGI) is a nice stop and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. Lorraine's and Crocketts are the two I remember. Crocketts offers a sit down, family style dinner.

Williamsburg VA (JGG) has a great restaurant for lunch fare at the FBO. You can either cab or rent a car and travel back into time into colonial Williamsburg historic area. If you are renting a car, you can get to Jamestown and Yorktown for even more history. Busch Gardens is there too and outlet malls for those inclined. Lots of places to stay, but try Colonial Gardens, a BnB 5 min from the airport owned by a DA40 driver.

If you are going to "Mecca" at Kittyhawk NC, then a stop in Manteo (Dare County Regional, MQI) is just 8 nm away. You can get the airport "beater" car and drive into the downtown area for shops and restaurants.

A bit further south down the outer banks barrier island is Ocracoke Island NC (W95). You can walk from the airport to the beach in 5 min, or go to Howards pub in 10 min. It's worth a weekend getaway in the summer and has all kinds of open air restaurants with live music. Hotels will pick you up from the airport and most people walk or rent bikes. There are no "chain" hotels, it's mostly mom and pop style.
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Re: Interesting day fights in the mid-atlantic region

Post by c2mlp » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:10 pm

Joey wrote:A bit further south down the outer banks barrier island is Ocracoke Island NC (W95). You can walk from the airport to the beach in 5 min, or go to Howards pub in 10 min. It's worth a weekend getaway in the summer and has all kinds of open air restaurants with live music. Hotels will pick you up from the airport and most people walk or rent bikes. There are no "chain" hotels, it's mostly mom and pop style.
I see that there are also several other small towns in the general vicinity (Frisco for example with Billy Mitchell airport several miles to the north-east.) Have you been to the other towns, and is Ocracoke the best destination? I live up in NJ and always wanted to go to a nice seaside town down south a bit.
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Re: Interesting day fights in the mid-atlantic region

Post by Colin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:56 am

HTO is very close to MTP and has fuel. Deer on the runway sometimes, though.

I landed at the longest grass strip on the east coast on Marthas Vineyard one summer. A short walk to a gorgeous beach and excellent burgers right on the field. That was entirely worth it. Katama, 1B2. It was my first landing on grass.
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Re: Interesting day fights in the mid-atlantic region

Post by Joey » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:26 am

Haven't been to Billy Mitchell field in Cape Hatteras in 30 years. It's a bit further from the field to restaurants and shops but you can probably catch a ride.
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