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Block Island

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:10 pm
by ebrendan
After getting my ticket on Saturday, my dad & I flew from Farmingdale NY (KFRG) to Block Island RI (KBID) on Monday and had lunch at Bethany's Airport Diner (401-466-310). Parking fees are waived if you're eating there.

Going to Block Island in the middle of winter may seem strange, but the 900 year-round residents keep Bethany's and a few other places open and you don't have flight for parking as I imagine you will have to come the summer season. Block Island is a very cool place any time of year and we had a fantastic flight.

- Brendan... Now a pilot.

Re: Block Island

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:17 pm
by t0r0nad0
Hey, Bravo Zulu on earning the ticket, and what a great way to get it wet! Sounds like a great way to spend the day and introduce your dad to your new credentials!

Re: Block Island

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:34 am
by PilotBillFromTexas
Congratulations Brendan and welcome to the club! I'm sure that Dad is proud, too.

I'd have to check my logbook to be positive but, I'm pretty sure that Block Island was also my first flight as a newly minted private pilot with passengers: one internal and one external. I took my wife from Danbury, Connecticut to Block Island. She was pregnant with my first daughter at the time. When I turned out toward the sea at Point Judith, Rhode Island she puked. I'm not sure if it was a statement of my superior flying skills or the fact that she was pregnant or freaked out about heading out over the water or some or all of the above.

Block Island turned out to be one of our favorite destinations because we could fly down to the beach for the day. Spend a whole day there then be back in the evening and sleep in our own beds at night. That's a real benefit with little kids.

Re: Block Island

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:39 pm
by JHWellington
Brendan:

Congratulations on earning your ticket! KBID was not the very first place I flew after getting my ticket, but I'll bet it was in the first 10. There's something about locations that are difficult for the "land-bound" masses to get to that make them especially attractive!! Not to mention the food is great at Bethany's. The blueberry pancakes I ate put me over W&B and I didn't take on fuel!! :D

Re: Block Island

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:41 pm
by PilotBillFromTexas
PilotBillFromTexas wrote:I took my wife from Danbury, Connecticut to Block Island. She was pregnant with my first daughter at the time. When I turned out toward the sea at Point Judith, Rhode Island she puked. I'm not sure if it was a statement of my superior flying skills or the fact that she was pregnant or freaked out about heading out over the water or some or all of the above.

UPDATE: It's me. I took her flying this weekend. Granted it is summer in Texas (HOT HOT HOT) and it was really bumpy from all of the thermal activity and she had just eaten some barbeque for lunch but, I got her to hurl again. I can get her to spew anywhere in the US.

Re: Block Island

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:43 pm
by turbo
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thought i would post these pics of block i had. wonderful place to be on a hot NE day.

Re: Block Island

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 pm
by Soccer-Jock
Brendan, congrats on your license!
I was born in Rhode Island and remember Block Island well.
I only ever got to get there via ferry.

Re: Block Island

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:43 pm
by cphillips103
I went to Block Island last summer while working on my IFR ticket. Nice place. I hope to visit again this year.