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Author Topic: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)  (Read 515 times)

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Gregulator

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East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:05:09 PM »
I remember planning a trip to Desert Aire for cherries and getting weathered out, some time ago. I never made it and it's been a few years since then so I don't recall how I was scheming to get to a fruit stand. I have a friend itching to cross the Cascades this weekend if the weather allows it (or maybe later), thinking about landing at Chelan and Electric City for fun at the very least.

Any advice on airports you can fly to for some fresh local cherries?

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:00:06 AM »
Yeah thanks, I'd seen search results but was hoping for more current information. It was helpful to review though as I didn't know about McCormick. For anyone else looking this year/in the near future, I made some calls:
  • Chelan doesn't have cherries yet, they're looking at July.
  • Wenatchee has cherries now, stands are within a few miles of the airport. They usually have a crew car (though it's gone this weekend), and there is Uber and Lyft there.
  • Yakima's McCormick said they don't have cherries at the airport yet. Line guy said it wasn't cherry season, but fruit stands and industry websites are reporting that they started harvesting this past week. McCormick does have a crew car.

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 01:23:27 PM »
If you happen to come to Wenatchee, there is a fruit stand with easy walking distance. Maybe three-four hundred yards.

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:29:49 AM »
If you happen to come to Wenatchee, there is a fruit stand with easy walking distance. Maybe three-four hundred yards.
Exactly where is that? In season do they generally have cherries?
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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 08:13:58 AM »
Try entering 1 Pangborn Rd into Google maps. 

Or maybe this;

1 Pangborn Rd
Wenatchee, WA 98802
47.405058, -120.207597

Or, maybe this link will work;

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/47.402018,-120.2070825/47.4049964,-120.2076731/@47.403965,-120.2091505,622m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-120.2056661!2d47.4029113!3s0x549bcdeefa95443d:0xc55b8d4cb4ccb1b1!1m0!3e2

The Google maps tool says .3 miles and 6 minutes by foot from the FBO/GA terminal.

They have signs for all of the different fruits in season, Unfortunately, I cannot tell you at the moment if they are in yet, as I do not look at the signs.  Tunnel vision, you know.

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 07:20:24 AM »
47.405058, -120.207597
Thanks. Google Earth street view photo is from Sept 2012. At the time it seems they had apples, peaches, tomatoes, and other fruit :)
« Last Edit: June 21, 2017, 07:09:44 AM by Domenick »
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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 02:19:15 PM »
If you land Desert Aire, and are brave enough to ride to Paganelli's.........drop in!!



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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 08:57:43 AM »
I don't know about your area, but FWIW there are at least two produce / fruit stands near Port Townsend that sell fresh eastern WA fruit, I assume including cherries in season.
Quick easy & way less spendy than flying over for it-- unless you're doing it for the flight itself, in which case I'd think the fruit isn't that big a deal.

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2017, 01:50:30 PM »
Anderson Airport (S97) in Brewster Airport too.  You get to see a bunch of old H-34's in work drying them off too!
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 02:05:11 PM by OnYourSix »
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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2017, 06:23:04 PM »
H34's are awesome!
For those who are not familiar, the H34 aka Sikorski S58 is a pretty big helo,
originally fitted with a Wright 1820 radial engine in the nose.
It was used by the military in the early Vietnam era,
for both hauling troops (Army "Choctaw") and for anti-submarine duties (Navy "Seahorse").
Some have since been modified to a turbine engine.
One of these had a starring role in the old 1980's TV detective show "Riptide".

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« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 06:25:02 PM by hotrod180 »

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Re: East side destination for cherries? (Desert Aire?)
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2017, 11:51:56 PM »
Yaaar!

One word of caution, there are no trespassing signs all around where the H-34's are.  I wanted to get some pictures last year when I passed through there (for the second time in as many weekends) but I was unable to get a hold of anyone over the phone.  There is probably a reason why there are not many pics of them out there on the interwebs, and why I never got a return phone call.
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Aircraft Flown: PA-28-180C (grandfathers), PA-28R-200, PA-28-140, PA-38-112, KA-20-100, C140, C150, C172, T-41B, 7AC, BE-95, T-34C, BE9L, L-188
Building: N316VH Pietenpol Air Camper (shelved)