FBO of the Week: Parlin Field Airport (2B3, Newport, NH)
AVweb reader Dick Bicknell couldn't find enough nice things to say about this week's "FBO of the Week" winner — Parlin Field Airport (2B3) in Newport, New Hampshire.
Six or so years ago, while searching for low fuel prices, we discovered a perfect gem of an airport located 45 nm north of the Massachusetts border and 5 miles west of Lake Sunapee, NH. Their fuel prices remain the lowest, or equal to, any in New England, and their attractiveness, hard to beat. The airport facilities are immaculate. The north/south runway is 3450' paved and NW/SE 1950', excellent turf. 2B3 features an exceptional Mexican restaurant and an ice cream stand ... but the "piece de resistance" is found at the end of Runway 30 — shaded picnic tables, a crystal clear river, sandy beach, and a picturesque covered bridge.
The FBO, Dick tells us, is owned by the town of Newport and operated by Maura and Dean Stetson, "whose welcome is always enthusiastic, friendly and helpful."
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here next Monday!