Just what is a "$100 Hamburger", anyway? It's the pilot's
tongue-in-cheek way of saying they used the excuse of a meal to fly
some distance in a private plane for fun.
Harris Ranch: This is
a superior burger at an establishment that really knows beef. Best
of all, I got to fly it myself!
30 Cafe at Half Moon Bay: Awesome diner-style burgers.
Quiet airport in a pretty location. I've also eaten at the seafood
restaraunts that are in walking distance of the airport.
Roadhouse in Monterrey: Upscale chic southwestern grill very
close to Monterrey airport.
Jonesy's at Napa County Airport: Best steaks I've
yet had via air travel. I flew right seat in my buddy's Piper
Navajo and we took some company folks here as a productivity reward.
Zuniga's At Watsonville: Tasty Mexican food at a great
little airport that is my home base. I haven't yet personally flown
here to eat, but have driven to meet friends at the airport many times
to eat here. I'm sure at some point I'll take a long lunch out from
work to fly here.
Castle Air Force Base (MER airport id): In terms of
a destination that gets pilots excited, this has got to be the best
for me yet. Besides having a tasty hamburger, there is an amazing
display of air force planes there including an SR-71, a British Vulcan
bomber (and several other brit planes), nearly every US strategic
bomber (B17, B29, B36, B47, and B52), lots of fighters including older
oddities and seldom seen planes like the F101 Voodoo. It's just an
amazing visit. The planes are beautifully restored and displayed in
a very pretty parklike setting. I'm definitely going to run the family
up here first chance I get after I'm a pilot.