Where?

The 2017 fly-in will be held at the Flying W Airport (N14) in Medford, New Jersey.

The Flying W Airport has its own motel, restaurant, and an airplane-shaped swimming pool!

When?

Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

Who?

All Deaf pilots, friends, and family members are welcome!

Chairperson:

Anthony Panto: anthonypanto@rocketmail.com, videophone: 848-221-8456

NOTE: All pilots flying into Flying W must call Mindy, the airport manager, at 609-267-7673 or email at flyingwevents@gmail.com, with your name and aircraft tail number before arriving!

Where to Stay?

Flying W Motel (right on the airport, within walking distance from the aircraft ramp!)
Room rates: $95.00 per night (reflects 10% DPA discount)
www.flyingwairport.com/flying-w-motel/

Hyatt Place Mt. Laurel
8000 Crawford Place
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
888-882-1234 or 856-840-0770 for reservations
mtlaurel.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Knights Inn Mount Laurel
1104 Route 73 South
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-778-3500
www.wyndhamhotels.com/Knights-Inn/MountLaurel
As of 5/27/17, rates are $56.53 per night and up

Hampton Inn Philadelphia/Mt. Laurel
5000 Crawford Place
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
888-882-1234 or 856-778-5535 for reservations
www.hilton.com/Hampton_Inn/Mount_Laurel
As of 5/27/17, rates are $139 to $155 per night and up.

Rodeway Inn
1132 Route 73
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
856-656-2000
www.choicehotels.com/RodewayInn/MountLaurel
As of 5/27/17, rates are $68 per night and up.

Where to Fly?

Below is a list of suggestions for fly-outs (in order of distance from Flying W):

South Jersey Regional (KVAY), 1.8 nm W of N14. A flight from the Flying W airport to this airport may qualify as your shortest flight ever between two airports. You might be better off driving or even walking, but if you need an excuse to fly, here it is! At this airport, you’ll find the Air Victory Museum (airvictorymuseum.com) and the Runway Cafe. The museum is open on Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 11am to 4pm.  The cafe is open daily from 8am to 4pm.

Eagles Nest Airport (31E), 28.1 nm SE of N14. If you’re looking for skydiving, a good bet is to go to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, NJ and book an adventure with Skydive East Coast (www.skydiveeastcoast.com). According to www.eaglesnestairport.com, there is a landing fee of $15 for singles and $20 for twins.

Millville Municipal Airport (KMIV), 36.1 nm S of N14. At Millville, you’ll find the Millville Army Air Field Museum (www.p47millville.org). It is known as “America’s First Defense Airport” ). The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. There is also a restaurant right on the airport called Verna’s Flight Line Restaurant, open everyday from 6am to 2pm.

Ocean City, New Jersey (26N), 41.3 nm S of N14. Once you land at Ocean City, you can walk for 15 minutes to the beach and dip into the Atlantic Ocean. For a New Jersey Boardwalk experience, you’ll need to take a taxi there as it’s 2-½ miles away. There is also a restaurant right on the airport called the Airport Diner, open from 8am to 2pm daily. Watch out for the Atlantic City Class C airspace nearby. The airport has a $12.00 landing fee. Do not confuse this airport with Ocean City, Maryland (KOXB) or Ocean County Airport (KMJX). Be advised that you will need to pay $5 per person per day to access the beach.

Cape May County Airport (KWWD), 55.7 nm S of N14. There are two museums located on the airport. One is the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (www.usnasw.org), which houses exhibits of New Jersey, military, and World War II aviation history. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm. If flying in, you can park your aircraft near the museum. The other museum is the Forgotten Warriors Vietnam Museum, which is across the street. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch, check out the Flight Deck Diner right on the airport (open 7am to 2pm everyday, www.flightdeckdiner.com). If you have more time, visit the Historic Cold Spring Village, an Early American open-air living history museum (hcsv.org). It is five minutes away by car, and is open on Tuesday through Sunday. If you want to visit both the NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum and Historic Cold Spring Village, be sure to buy the combo ticket for $20.

Blairstown Airport (1N7), 62.8 nm N of N14. If you’re looking for a gliding experience, check out Yards Creek Soaring at Blairstown, NJ. See www.yardscreeksoaring.com/ for details. Donna’s Runway cafe is located on the airport, open every day from 7am to 3pm (Fri, Sat, and Sun until 3:30 pm).  

Lincoln Park Airport (N07), 64.8 nm NNE of N14. The Sunset Pub & Grill (www.sunsetpubandgrill.com) is located at Lincoln Park Airport.   It is open for lunch and dinner, until late (at least midnight!).

Bay Bridge Airport (W29), 91 nm SW of N14. This airport is located just outside of the Washington Special Flght Rules Area, on Kent Island in Stevensville, Maryland, within eyesight of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. There are several seafood restaurants within walking distance or a short cab ride, such as Hemingway’s Restaurant (hemingwaysbaybridge.com), Stevensville Crab Shack (stevensvillecrabshack.com) and Lola’s Sunset Grill. For a fancier dining experience, check out the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club (baybeachclub.com).

Ocean City, Maryland (KOXB), 98.5 nm S of N14. The Ocean City Boardwalk, 2-1/4 miles long along the Atlantic Beach, is lined with numerous restaurants, hotels, restaurants, and amusement parks. The Boardwalk is a 10-minute drive from the airport. Skydiving is also available at this airport, through Skydive OC (skydiveoc.com). Do not confuse this airport with Ocean City, New Jersey (26N) or Ocean County Airport (KMJX).

Tangier Island (KTGI), 138.2 nm SW of N14. If you’re interested in a longer flight and day trip, Tangier Island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia is a worthwhile destination. It is a little fishing village with a population of only 727.  The island is small enough for walking or using a golf cart. There are several restaurants on the island.

Montauk Airport (KMTP), 148.5 nm E of N14. For an even longer flight, consider Montauk on the easternmost tip of Long Island. Near the airport is Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe (www.crabbycowboy.com), specializing in fresh local seafood, including the famous Montauk Pearl Oysters.

Where to Rent Aircraft?

Free Flight Aviation, a Part 61 flight school located at Flying W, rents out several aircraft, such as Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, Piper Archer, Piper Arrow, Diamond DA20 and Diamond DA40. Monthly membership is required, but you can join for just one month ($42) and then cancel if you are not staying in the area. Go to www.freeflight-aviation.com.