Fly-Out to W31 on June 10, 2007
On June 10, 2007, several intrepid pilots launched from various airfields around the Mid
Atlantic area. While some had originally planned to reach other destinations, others
actually planned from the beginning to make the flight to Lunenburg County Airport (W31).
Those that found the low weather to the North and East of their departure point too
uncomfortable to continue to their original destination made Lunenburg their alternate
What was it that drew these aviators to this isolated airfield? It was simply the
fact that Lunenburg was hosting a $90 Hamburger Weekend. The offer of free hamburgers,
hotdogs, bratwurst, the fixin's and drinks for all that showed was just too irresistible
for these airmen and airwomen. Yours truly braved the low ceilings and pessimistic
forecasts for frequent rain showers over the Maryland airspace to get there.
For those who have never been to Lunenburg County Airport it is worth the flight. The
scenery along the way is beautiful as you fly over farms, scenic rivers, majestic houses
and several well maintained horse training arenas. The terminal building is new
and well equipped with flight planning aids and the restrooms are clean.
The food prepared by the airport manager, Mike Cocker, on his outdoor grill was delicious.
All the gathered pilots enjoyed an afternoon of discussing their various airplanes,
airplane projects and other places they've flown. All the while we were entertained
by a pair of barn swallows that performed flight demonstrations of their natural and
For those that missed this $90 Hamburger Fly-In Weekend Mike has promised there will be
another in early October. By then there may be some fall color showing on the leaves
of the trees making it a more beautiful flight.