Hundred Dollar Burger: Plum Island
America’s Oldest Operational Air Field – in the Heart of New England
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There’s more to flying than screaming through the flight levels in an airborne bus. The Hundred Dollar Burger series celebrates those intrepid fliers who put their credit cards on the line every weekend to bore holes in the sky. They’re looking for a little relaxation, a spot of adventure, and a dash of sightseeing. They gather for pancake feeds in drafty hangars, tell lies to one another around the avgas pump, and spend their childrens’ inheritance in search of the perfect cheeseburger at greasy spoon airport diners. That’s what this series is all about: small (some might say tiny) airports that are loaded with character, as individual as the pilots who call them home.
This scenery encompasses a stretch of the Massachusetts coastline just below the New Hampshire border and a bit north of Boston in the northeast United States. In this package you’ll find photoscenery covering Plum Island, an 11 mile (18Km) long barrier island, and inland to the town of Newburyport, which is situated on the banks of the Merrimack river. Near the middle of the scenery area lies Plum Island Airfield (2B2), the heart of this project. If you’re arriving by air (what other way?), this tiny airport will be your first impression of the place. We’ve included a highly detailed rendition of the airport based on hundreds of real-world photos. It’s an ideal home base for your GA explorations of New England.