If you like chili, grass airstrips or, better yet, both you’ll want to be at the Massey Aerodrome and Museum on May 9.
Massey Aerodrome, which delights in its designation as MD1, is a turf airstrip in the northeastern corner of Maryland’s Eastern Shore where three retired airline pilots and a group of volunteers have built – and continue to expand – a working museum, restoration shop and place where like-minded pilots have fun.
There seem to be a lot of those like-minded pilots around. The annual Chili Fest and December Christmas party draw hundreds of celebrants, literally from around the world. Don’t try to win a prize for coming the longest distance. That honor always goes to an Australian businessman who times his U.S. trips to coincide with Massey Aerodrome events.
Chili from mild to hot is promised, and participants are welcome to show off their own favorite recipes – which many do, at these events.
Expect to see some interesting airplanes, too, at a place where the motto is “Dedicated to education and preservation of grassroots aviation.”
For information: www.masseyaero.org or 410-928-5270