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New England challenges flying gourmetsNew England challenges flying gourmets

New England pilots craving a full belly, inspiration to fly, and a free T-shirt are challenged to visit eight airport restaurants within the next eight months to be eligible for a grand prize giveaway.

The New England Flying Gourmet Challenge rules are simple: Fly to an eligible restaurant, chow down, snap a photo, and post it to social media. Participants then apply a sticker to their flying gourmet membership card for each restaurant they visited and send in the completed document by May 15, 2017, for a chance at the grand prize drawing.

Five sets of tickets will be presented to winners for—you guessed it—more food (and music) at the Rock’n Ribfest in Nashua, New Hampshire, June 16 to 18, 2017.

Pilots of Bonanzas, Cessnas, Ercoupes, Mooneys, and Pipers have already posted handfuls of photos documenting their flights and their plates of food throughout the challenge competition area.

Connecticut’s 121 Restaurant in Oxford; many restaurants in Massachusetts, including the Airport Grille in New Bedford, Hangar B Eatery in Chatham, Nancy's Airfield Café in Stow, Papps Bar and Grill in Westfield, and White Cloud Restaurant in Orange; plus two New Hampshire eateries, The Flight Deck in Keene and The Midfield Café in Nashua, are participating in the challenge.

Pilots in the mood for Maine lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, or just a burger and fries can visit the gourmet challenge’s Facebook page for menus, operating times, and more details.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a seaplane-rated private pilot who enjoys vintage aircraft, aerobatic flying, and photography.
Topics: Travel

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