Reigle Field 58N

Landing at Reigle Field near Hershey, PA. Yes, that’s THE Hershey, the city of Chocolate! Great short-field runway.

Cape Hatteras NC

Continuing the beach theme, here is another favorite spot. Hatteras is an easy fly-in, which just so happens to be next to my favorite type of destination: a beach. Driving to Hatteras is no easy task since the nearest mainland connection is a bridge located many miles north (~60 miles) in Manteo. I love how flying works…

Tangier Island

I love islands. I love the beach. There’s just something about enjoying that fresh ocean breeze that relaxes me. I first noticed Tangier island on my long cross-country flights from Philly to NC. I’d always hug the Delmarva peninsula on the flight down to avoid the large swaths of restricted airspace to the west (see map). Every time…

Where it all began…

A mecca of sorts for pilots, First Flight is where Wilbur and Orville Wright honed the techniques for powered flight. The park is a great fly-in destination complete with 3000 ft runway, pilot lounge, and – of course – monuments depicting the first successful flights of the Wright Flyer on December 17th, 1903. Traveling 120 feet in…

Ocean City, MD

Departing Ocean City, MD, a nice short-hop destination from Philly. The beach is only a short bike-ride away. Cabs are also prevalent. My favorite aspect of beaches in the northeast is the boardwalk phenomenon. Miles of boardwalk stretch across the length of shore providing an easy stroll for shopping, restaurants, and just enjoying the scenery.

Tandem Taxi

Joy’s Redtail and Bono display the turn-on-a-dime taxi skills of the Grumman Trainer.

Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke is an Island notoriously frequented by Blackbeard the Pirate (more history). The airport is conveniently located next to a beautiful white-sand beach. Landing here is easy-peasy. A nearby restaurant (Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar) monitors the unicom frequency (122.9), and will come pick you up during operating hours if you ask.