San Diego tips?

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  1. kkoran

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    What "airspace clearance" are you referring to?
     
  2. N1120A

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    Gibbs waives ramp with fuel purchase. City charges $10 a night.

    Yeah, that's not the experience of most I know, and certainly not my experience dealing with them daily.


    SEE has Rattlesnake Mountain, lots of other terrain and significantly more issues with turbulent weather, not to mention taxi issues for unfamiliar pilots. I'm not a fan of the place.

    The price change at MYF was recent. I was paying $4.79 very recently. $4.25 at SEE isn't getting you any ramp fee waived either - there goes your price difference.

    On a practice approach, SoCal is clearing you through or keeping you away from all the airspace you are travelling though. No need to worry about Bravo, Delta, whatever.
     
  3. MetalCloud

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    Ok well it was my experience. And their FBO is still straight from the 60s. Glad I don’t have to deal with them daily.

    I can’t wait for Coast to get theirs built. The plans are glorious.
     
  4. WillFly4Food

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    In N Out, What a Burger, 5 Guys... You can get a chain restaurant burger in lots of different places. If you’re in San Diego, go to Hodad’s and get a local special burger. There’s one downtown near the Gas Lamp Quarter, but I’d suggest the one on Newport Ave near the beach. And order the onion rings, you won’t be disappointed.
     
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  5. N1120A

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    If you understood how crappy their situation is, you'd probably be a bit more empathetic. The City has had them on a month to month for more than 20 years, with no investment, and won't do anything about it. If the City would just give them a long term, inexpensive lease in exchange for a couple million dollar investment, things would change quickly.

    Coast's looks nice, though a lot of affordable hangars are going away because of it.
     
  6. MetalCloud

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    Yikes
     
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    McDonald’s has the best fries, not so much on the burger side.
     
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    Forget burgers - you're in San Diego! Go to a hole-in-the-wall Roberto's, Aliberto's, etc., and get a carne asada burrito and chips and guacamole!
     
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    Might do, definitely... but, I am coming from Tucson; we have lots of great carne asada et al here too. :)
     
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    Bubba, I'll give you that Tucson has good Mexican food, but no US city has better Mexican food than San Diego. The advice of going to one of the various "-berto's" is solid. My favorite, however, is D'Soto's on Miramar Road.
     
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    That was my M.O. when I lived there ... find the most recent Church's Chicken converted to the latest "...erto's" and go for the carne asada burrito.
     
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    Kansas City BBQ. Top Gun baby! Well, I guess the only thing left is the piano. :(
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Lol, I live around the corner and never go there. Lots of photos, but subpar beer and food. I've only gone once when a pilot buddy from the UK visited .
     
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    The beer is fine. Hey they have a Red Trolley. Love that stuff. But the staff is awesome. Need to go when Chris “Coffee” or Melissa are working. They’re awesome. I wore a fighter pilot helmet (not the maverick helmet) and went behind the bar. :) The locals that hang there are awesome.

    I hosted a company party there and they were great.
     
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    I went in 99 before she burned and still had all the Top Gun memorabilia still up. Couldn’t believe how small it was. Everything looks bigger in movies I guess. Don’t recall the food being anything special either.
     
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    just itching for a "that's what she said" response ... but I won't. :D
     
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    One of the 1st things I do when I get to Cali is look for an In-n-Out. Double double animal style please!
     
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