Spend enough time at New Jersey’s local airports and you’ll begin to notice the nearby birds. Hawks and vultures seem attuned to their mechanical counterparts: Cessnas and Pipers, gliders and biplanes. They swoop and dive along the airport perimeters, displaying their natural grace. However, there is another charming aspect to these general aviation facilities dotted across the the state: runway restaurants. Attracting pilots, locals and the aviation-obsessed, they’re a place to get away—if only in spirit.