It’s usually on a nice, sunny Saturday early in the spring, before the temps climb to ungodly levels, that one gets the urge to do something. Mostly it’s just an excuse to get out of the house, get in the car, and go somewhere with the windows down.
On the next nice little Saturday, I suggest you head out to Chandler Executive Airport in Fresno, where you can eat some lunch and watch some planes take off.
The planes that take off from Chandler are small, but they’re definitely fun to watch – especially while sitting at a table in the Flight Line Café enjoying a BLT or a plate of eggs, or even some fried rice. The food is simple and good, which is all you really need in a midday Saturday meal.
The terminal at Chandler Executive Airport is worth checking out, as well. It definitely evokes the time of when Chandler was built—the 1940s—in its décor. As a Disneyland fan, I’m big on theming, and Chandler’s definitely got a great art deco theme going, both inside and out.
Speaking of Disney, you may remember that Chandler Airport is where Harrison Ford, Shia LeBeouf, and Steven Spielberg were spotted filming for Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull in 2007. (Fun fact: I ditched work to watch them film and I regret nothing.)
The stuff filmed at Chandler didn’t make it into the film, which is probably good news for fans of the airport. Sorry, Indy. Do better on the next one.
Spending an hour or two at Chandler Executive Airport is definitely a nice way to kill some time on a Saturday afternoon, and it’s one of those things that makes you want to spend more time exploring your city.