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“Hampton Airfield”
Review of Hampton Airfield

Hampton Airfield
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Hampton
Type: Other
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Owner description: This classic "grass strip" attracts general aviation enthusiasts, antique airplane buffs and anyone who enjoys watching planes. With just 2000 feet of turf runway and a pilots' lounge that's a throwback to the good old days, You'll see plenty of interesting planes and the people who fly them! Daring visitors can take a "thrill ride" in an historic 1930 New Standard open-air biplane and fly over the nearby beaches Hampton Airfield has had continuous Piper Cub training since 1946. Open Deck Cafe 7AM - 2PM
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Waited 1/2 hour for breakfast and left after others who were seated after us were served. Called the next day and talked to the owner and he said his head waitress was out that day and things were slow. I mentioned the staff was bunching up outside and inside and caused more confusion. He said he would try to make improvemnts

Thank j p
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Lots of fun! Great for families with small children.

Stopped in for breakfast one morning and ended up staying for most of the day. Breakfast was great! Typical diner food. Service was friendly and fast.

The day we stopped in the Hampton Airfield was doing their annual Flour Drop. It was tons of fun to watch. Two members of our party did the biplane ride and raved about it.

If you are in the area, swing in.

Thank Alexandra F
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Have some breakfast on the deck and then Take a ride on a bi-plane! It's great fun! And don't forget to pick the brains of the pilots hanging around... they have lots of experience and wonderful stories to tell....

1  Thank Annette P
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

While traveling with my husband along the NH seacoast, I looked up to see a biplane: "I've always wanted to do that." Using the magic of the i-phone we managed to contact the Hampton Airfield. When I called to ask if we could fly "um, like now?" a gentleman graciously said, "come on over; you can be up in the sky within the hour." He gave clear directions to the airstrip. There is no large sign. Their driveway is directly south of the Seacoast Harley Davidson dealer. It was a crystal day.
What a thrill to feel the fresh air and look down with an astonishing birds-eye view of coastal waterways, the ocean, and the large and small properties dotting the landscape.
Mike, the pilot, was completely laid back and friendly. He had outfitted us with the requisite 1930s caps and goggles. Before taking flight he explained what the journey would entail and what to expect in terms of the sensations and turns of the flight. I loved when he banked the plane to the right! It was like a thrill ride at Playland! I could have stayed in that plane for hours (more than that and one could go deaf...loud engine).
Friendly, engaging people hanging out at this quaint airstrip to share stories after you return to terra firma. Put this on the proverbial "bucket list" if you have one!

Thank dctrip96
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

First we went to the Airfield restaurant where you can get breakfast/lunch at outdoor tables and watch small planes takeoff and land. We saw this old Bi-Plane take off and gluide in for a landing. My wife thought it would be a nice present for her. I gathered brochure and called at a later day for reservations and found they were not needed. We could just show up if weather permitted and a pilot would be available. When we arrived we were given a cloth capp and goggles so that we would not eat bugs. The pilot told us what would happen from warmup to landing and there were no surprises. Beautiful ride over Hampton Beach and up the coast and back for smooth landing. Using our cameras pilot took our pics and we took pics from open cockpit.

1  Thank Robert C
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