|photo courtesy of http://www.newgardenflyingfield.com/|
New Garden airport has really nice T-Hangars. The hangar space reminds me more of a pavilion with sliding doors to close everything in. The structure is in excellent condition, the floors are concrete, there is very good drainage away from the hangar doors, electric is included, there is water close by and there is GA life everywhere!
There is one runway, 6/24 @3700'x 50', bumpy as heck, non-standard low intensity lighting but slated for repairs and runway widening. Currently there is one VOR approach. The Airport plan is for GPS approaches once the runway work is completed.
There is a very active EAA chapter and the airport manager is a gem, really making things happen at this airport. The drive is about 30 minutes with light traffic, mainly country roads with one short hop on a major roadway.
I've been on the fence about the current approach available at N57. After more thought I'm comfortable with Wilmington, KILG and Chester County, KMQS both less than 10 minutes away if I need the ILS.
After going back through my log book I have only shot three approaches to minimums into Wilmington since getting my instrument rating three years ago. One on the way home from the beach, one on the way home from an oil change and the last because I wanted to log an approach towards currency.
I am scheduling a spa day for 08R to get her all spiffed up. I wouldn't want my new neighbors to see her all dirty. If the wash/wax is done Friday I'll get her moved in Saturday Morning, if not sometime next week.
Pictures? Not yet but stay tuned for more New Garden info and pics.