First flight from northern VA?

Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by Deelee, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route

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    Heading out to the Beech Aero Club annual BACFest. On the 15th I'll be on the commercial tube flying home from Denver, otherwise I would be good to go.
     
  2. David

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    Probably can't either.
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  3. Deelee

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    Looks like this Saturday (9/7) I am going to head to Williamsburg (JGG) for an early lunch at Charly's right when they open at 11. Anybody else? Never been, but the reviews are really good.
     
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    Out west the 15th, sorry. Keep 'em coming, though! DeeLee, doing some transition training this Saturday, I'll try and talk the customer into lunch there, one of my favorites!
     
  5. Deelee

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    @catmandu great! I will be there even a bit before they open. I pretty much need to eat and be out by noon unfortunately. I have heard good things about Charly's. If you are there look for me I'll send you a pm. Allen, still want to try to meet up again maybe the next weekend... I'm trying to fly as much as possible in between kid sports stuff.
     
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    I second WillWood field at Cape May (KWWD). Decent food, decent prices. Just don't order the "chili", it's not chili. Damn dumbazz Yankees put beans in it, making it a bean stew instead.
    Avoid the grumpy old waitress, she's no fun.
    And btw, ask Dover approach for a lowpass. Make sure you have someone to take a good video of all the C5s and C17s sitting on the ramp! :)
     
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    You can pick up beer on the field brewery as well - https://www.capemaybrewery.com/our-story/ and the museum is a nice little locally run place.
     
  8. friskygeek

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    Hi guys! Bookmarking this thread for when I get my ticket. Targeting my checkride for November-ish if everything goes well fingers crossed. I fly out of KHEF... Cant wait to start flying out to nearby places and meet you all!

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  9. Deelee

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    Who are you flying with out of HEF? That's where I am.

    This weekend and the next aren't looking really good for me to fly due to schedule, but I'm looking for somewhere to go for breakfast or lunch on 9/28. For some reason, Hummel looks interesting - a couple of restaurants nearby. Although Cape May could be interesting, too.
     
  10. GeorgeC

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    If you go to Hummel, Merroir is a bit of a walk but is really nice.
     
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    @Deelee Im training with Aviation Adventures at the moment...

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    Hummel (W75), at least when I was there, has three plywood panels for the glideslope. Also, when landing on 19, the corn is pretty high just before the threshold. But it's a fun airport to fly into and there's a restaurant on the field side of the road that had a good breakfast. Eckhard's restaurant, across the street is closed until 9/18...they're on vacation.
     
  13. weilke

    weilke Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Also, no windsock .The indicator is a Tetrahedon with christmas lights on it. Depending on when the swivel was greased last time, it may or may not indicate the correct wind direction. With the two coastlines and the trees, you can have some interesting wind experiences. Rwy is 2167ft. Plenty enough for a 172, but for someone who trained at HEF it may be an adjustment.
     
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    KGED Georgetown, DE Good restaurant on the field. Also, DE gives you the motor fuel tax back if you send in a form with the receipt (and you get a discount at the restaurant if you fill up).
     
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    Williamsburg (JGG) was like that, too. Never had seen that before, but it wasn't an issue since I just aimed for the numbers and ended up with a pretty good landing.

    Yep. I'm in a 172, so the length should be just fine. Width is interesting at 45', but what better way to make sure you are on centerline, right? I'm trying to fly to different, more interesting airports to build experience going in to places that aren't 100' wide and 3000'+ long... but always ready for a go around or to just plain and simply divert if the challenge is too great, winds/crosswinds too much for my experience level (which is not much at this point..)

    Basically, I'm trying to safely broaden my skills by going in to as many different traffic patterns, different airports as possible. Plus it keeps things interesting and I get a nice stamp in my Virginia Dept of Aviation passport!
     
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    Dangit, didn't know, I would have taken my buddy there when I visited Dover a few weeks ago. File in my brain for future trips to DE. :)
    Thanks!

    Hmm, did I miss a memo? I'd love to get me some tax refund. Got a link or some instructions? I filled up in DE twice. Hope I can get some cash back.
     
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    The FBO at KGED gives you the form when you fill up. I don't know why they charge motor tax on aircraft fuel in the first place, but at least they give it back. Good idea to collect your DE receipts for a year and send them in with one application.

    https://www.dmv.de.gov/services/TransServ/MFSF/GasRefund/index.shtml


    ยง 5120. Refunds of motor fuel taxes.




      • The Secretary of Transportation shall refund out of the General Fund of this State the tax paid on gasoline upon receipt of written authorization from the Department of Transportation so to do, which written authorization shall be given under the following conditions:
        1. Gasoline used by any person for the purpose of operating stationary gas engines, tractors, motorboats, airplanes or aircrafts, or any other purpose except in motor vehicles licensed, or subject to being licensed, for operation upon any of the public highways of the State.