Cape Cod area flying?

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  1. G-Man

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    Looking for suggestions, please. I may be on Cape Cod around the Fourth of July, based in Chatham. I would love to rent a Cessna 172 or similar, with instructor, and do a little flying around. VFR and IR student with no actual IFR. Not familiar with the airspace, flying over water I can't swim across, East Coast summer haze, or even flying at sea level!

    Anyone have recommendations for airports, flight schools, instructors, etc?
    Is it feasible to fly a rented C172 and CFI to Nantucket KACK?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. eshazen

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    There is a flight school at Chatham. The airspace is pretty easy to navigate, and flying to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard or Provincetown would be lots of fun. Give "Cape Cod Flying Circus" a call. I'm based in the area (KBED), pm me if you want more info.
     
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    Definitely feasible to fly to KACK. Another fun one is Katama, a grassfield on Martha's Vineyard. As the other poster said, there is a flight school at Chatham. It's a great airport! Definitely one of my favorites to fly into... great atmosphere, friendly people, etc. Have a great trip!
     
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    Thanks folks! Looks like my trip isn't happening this July, but I appreciate the info and I hope to fly there soon.
     
  5. PilotRPI

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    I prefer Block Island over Marthas Vineyard, but ive heard awesome things about Nantucket. Katama is a cool airport to fly into though. Super easy to get around and Chatham airport is really nice.
     
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    I think KACK will be really busy on a holiday, especially as the holiday is ending. Think east coast Aspen, only flat. Nantucket is nice, but the main part of the town is not within walking distance from the airport.
     
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    Martha's Vineyard I found to be very boring. Nantucket was much better. Have done been to Provincetown, but is on my list.
     
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    One should not go to Provincetown unless they are well versed in the culture of Provincetown.

    I go and I do enjoy it, but I do know what to expect.

    PS- I do believe Provincetown is the shortest runway in the US to host an ILS.
    Not sure if that's still the case, but it was a few years back.
     
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    Provincetown is a queer little town. Unique and cosmopolitan.
     
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    I see what you did there.... ;)
     
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    Someone tried to "warn" me about this when I was talking about flying there. I said, "Look, I'm from New Orleans, I think I'll be OK. I've seen some sh*t."
     
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    Same here! There is little I haven't seen and really don't care who does what, as long as they aren't hurting anyone.
    We should meet up in PVC now that you are all OFFICIALLY a pilot and stuff :)
     
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    Provincetown isn't bad at all. I don't know why people get all worked up over it. Been there a bunch of times with my family and always had a great time, and everyone you meet is super nice.
     
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    Back in the day when it was considered socially acceptable to openly bash gays, it was highly recommended to avoid P town if you were strait. Maybe things have changed with the times...