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JULY 2020 NOTAM

BEST FUEL PRICE
$3.69 

Our 100LL prices are adjusted with each shipment as we strive to give you the lowest price in New England!  Pre-payments earn a fixed discount, not a fixed price.  This is just one way we support general aviation in New England!

FUEL PRICES as of June 30th
Credit Card:                 per gallon   –  $4.09
Cash or check:             10 cents off –  $3.99
$500 Prepayment:        20 cents off –  $3.89
$5,000 Prepayment:     40 cents off –  $3.69

Pump your own 24/7 with a prepaid account or between 9 & 4 daily for credit card, cash or check sales.
We strictly follow CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe.

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Once Around the Pattern…

June saw National Aviation Academy, our resident aviation maintenance training school, welcome back their students with ample social distancing measures in place.  They’re now utilizing both the South and the North hangars for their classes so you may see them more often than in the past.  We couldn’t be happier to have the students, noticeable in their red and black shirts, back on campus and we hope you’ll say “Hi” when you bump into them on the ramp.

Spring tree and brush clearing has made way for summer mowing and gardening and we’re loving how lush and beautiful the property is looking.  A big thank you goes to Steve, Jared, & Ethan for all their hard work over the last 4 months!  We’d also like to give a shout out to John Kinney, our UFO-CFII weekend fuel ramp manager who has taken it upon himself to keep our runway lights (that require non-stop maintenance) in perfect working order!  Thank you, John.

Due to the pandemic, fuel sales were down 50% in March and April, but have seriously bounced back since then.  We had all-time record sales in May, while June was our second busiest month ever!  Pilots clearly love our low prices and friendly service and we love them, too!

Meanwhile, ‘Fly Away Snacks’, available through our Ops office, have been well received while the Café has been closed due to Covid-19.  

In appreciation of your loyal and ongoing support, we’re hosting a little Thank you / Birthday Party on Saturday, July 25th (rain date Sunday, 6/26) outdoors from 12-3pm.  We hope you’ll join us, with plenty of space for social distancing, and enjoy live music, birthday cake, ice cream and and even a ribbon cutting!  Drop in anytime, hang out, listen to some music and stick around until 1:00 when we cut the ribbon and cake.  The Café will be open for takeout lunch between 9-2 if you want a ‘Nancy’s Fix’ or a cold beverage.

Nancy’s Air Field Café, Currently Closed for Vacation,
Re-Opens on July 10th!

On Friday, July 10th the Café will reopen for pre-order and pickup dinner, which can also be enjoyed outside under one of our tents.  To view the menu, review the ordering instructions and place your order, go to www.nancysairfieldcafe.com.

Saturday and Sunday, July 11th & 12th and weekends thereafter, the Café will be open 9-2 for Nancy’s famous brunch/lunch.  Fly in any weekend, order at the new take-out window and enjoy your lunch under one of Nancy’s many tents!

The menu will include Café fan favorites including Nancy’s “Not Your Average Hundred Dollar Hamburger,” Pilot Grove Farm lamb burger, quiches, Belgian fries, salads and wraps.  There are also a variety of snacks, cold drinks and of course, decadent desserts. 

 One day, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, you will be able to enjoy Nancy’s in the way you remember best, by dining inside.  Stay tuned for news of this exciting return to ‘normalcy!’

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Boosting the ECONOMY – Serving the COMMUNITY – Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT SINCE 1969!

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JUNE 2020 NOTAM

Our best fuel price with deep “Corona” discounts!!!

$3.29

We adjust our fuel prices with each shipment to keep them as low as possible. 
This is one way we support general aviation in New England!!

STANDARD PRICING

Credit Card: Posted price (currently $3.69)
Cash or check:               10 cents off
$500 Pre-Payment:      20 cents off

NEW ‘CORONOA’ DEEP DISCOUNTS 

$2,500 Pre-Payment:      30 cents off
$5,000 Pre-Payment:  40 cents off

We continue to strictly adhere to CDC and physical separation guidelines!

You can pump your own 100LL 24/7 with a
pre-paid account or between 9 & 4 daily for
credit card or check sales.

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NANCY’S AIR FIELD CAFE

We’ve received many questions about if and when Nancy’s will be open for fly-in meals. The answer is most definitely YES!  A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to make this happen and you’ll see the results in early July. To whet your appetite, this weekend we will begin offering light snacks and drinks through the operations office so you can pick up a bite when you fuel up.

To gear up for the new takeout business, the kitchen garden has been planted and this week we’ll be installing takeout windows on the front of the building. Carpentry and painting, along with erecting tents and setting up outdoor seating, are next on the list.  Inside, Nancy is developing the menu and building a point-of-sale system to support her new system of operation.

July is the Air Field’s 51st anniversary!  Like us on Facebook to keep tabs on the celebration we have planned for our birthday and opening of Nancy’s takeout business.

The Café is open on Friday and Saturday night for pre-order and pickup dinner.  To place your order, go to www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for this week’s menu selections and ordering instructions.

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Take a Hike!

Did you know that Minute Man Air Field is adjacent to the town of Stow’s conservation lands?  Take a short walk down our driveway to the entrance of the Flag Hill Conservation area, with miles of beautiful trails to explore. Fly in and ask for a map with directions to the trailhead or if you’re interested in one of the many other conservation trails nearby, we’d be happy to give you a lift there. 

Stow is also home to three excellent golf courses: Stow Acres Country ClubButternut Farm Golf Club and Wedgewood Pines Country Club.  Make your golf reservation and then call us to arrange a ride to the course after you land at 6B6!

If you’re headed into Boston, we offer free drop off/pick up  at South Acton MBTA train station during office hours. We’re camping-friendly so you can also stay at the airport overnight.

Call the ops office at 978-897-3933 to make advance arrangements for camping or any  ride you may need in the area.   

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Boosting the ECONOMY – Serving the COMMUNITY – Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT SINCE 1969!

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MAY 2020 NOTAM

$2.99**
Our Best Fuel Price!

You can pump your own 100LL 24/7 with a
pre-paid account or between 9 & 4 daily for
credit card or check sales.

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Folks have been asking what they can do to help us through these tough times.  First, visit us and purchase fuel or take out dinner from Nancy’s.  Second, if you are in a position to prepay your storage fees or fuel account, please consider doing so.  We have deeply discounted our prices.  The more you buy, the more you save!  See below for the newly offered discounts for pre-paying for 6 months or a year of your fuel needs.   

STANDARD PRICING

Credit Card: Posted price (currently $3.39)
Cash or check:               10 cents off
$500 Pre-Payment:      20 cents off

NEW ‘CORONOA’ DEEP DISCOUNTS 

$2,500 Pre-Payment:     30 cents off
$5,000 Pre-Payment**  40 cents off

We continue to strictly adhere to CDC and physical separation guidelines: 

‘Pump Your Own’ – nozzles are sanitized after each use

We request that pilots use their prepaid accounts for purchases so as to limit cash or credit transactions

No one is allowed inside the operations office

Restrooms are sanitized after each use during operating hours

Outdoor ‘park’ areas are suitable for eating your packed lunch

Remember to maintain a 6’ distance from all other pilots & humans!

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Nancy and I sincerely appreciate your continued business
and any amount of pre-payment you can contribute
to help us weather this storm.

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BEEKEEPING 101 WITH DON

Click on the image to view Don’s recent beekeeping class!

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NANCY’S AIR FIELD CAFE

Nancy and her team continue to offer delicious and creative meals via pre-order with safe, curbside pickup every Friday and Saturday night.  Click on the image above to view this week’s menu or go to www.nancysairfieldcafe.com.

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These are challenging times. Flying ‘solo’ is a great way to adhere to social separation guidelines, while boosting your morale and the local economy. We can assure your social separation when you land. Enjoy our recently paved airport, turf cross-wind runway and ultra-low fuel prices and, most of all, be safe. We’ll get through this!

Boosting the ECONOMY – Serving the COMMUNITY – Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT SINCE 1969!

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2014 Minute Man Air Field Kick Off Party Update!

2014 Minute Man Air Field Kick Off Party Update!

We hope you had a chance to attend our 2014 kick off party on January 23rd. It was a great success with over 50 attendees and some wonderful speakers. We were thrilled with the turnout and public support for our initiatives in support of the Economy, Community, and Environment. In case you couldn’t make it, here’s an overview of all that happened.
 
 
Don McPherson, airport owner, gave us on update on the state of the airfield. Don reported that things are going well for the airfield highlighting numerous memorable events during 2013 including; Wings & Wheels, Neighborhood Ice Cream Socials, The Real World Design Challenge, Nashoba Career Day, Emergency Services Appreciation Day, Central Mass Mosquito Control missions, the Skylight Astronomical Society’s “WatchNights”. Don also reported that the airfield successfully refinanced with Avidia Bank, providing needed resources to pursue important initiatives over the next year.
 

Laura Spear, President Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and Wings & Wheels Committee Chairman reported on the Wings & Wheels events at the airfield over the summer. There were 9 events from June 6 through September 5. At one of those events, we had over 100 cars and seven planes!  We collected over over $15,000 – netting about $12,000 for the season, shared across three local Rotary Clubs: Nashoba Valley (serves Stow, Bolton, and Lancaster), Maynard, and Acton-Boxborough. We did not charge anyone to attend; we only collected donations. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley used these funds for community service projects, both local and around the world:

Provided Epipen expenses for a family in Stow – to meet their insurance deductible
Supported the Raise the Roof campaign in Bolton to replace a bad roof for a senior citizen couple
Dictionaries for all third-graders in Lancaster
Sponsoring 2 students to attend a Rotary-sponsored leadership workshop
Contributions towards a Rotary district grant to provide pro-Bono legal services for local victims of domestic violence, in partnership with the Domestic Violence Services Network
Clean water filtration project for people in the Philippines affected by the typhoon Haiyan
A mobile dental clinic to serve children and families in the Dominican Republic – part of a Rotary global grant that raised $50,600 in total for the project
Two smaller projects in the Dominican Republic: a pregnancy prevention program and a health program – these programs in the DR also will serve members of the Haitian community who live or work in the DR
Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event to package 10,000 meals – we are funding the cost of the food with a call to community volunteers to help package the meals.
Nashoba Valley Rotary’s goal is to sponsor another fun and successful event this summer so that we can continue and expand upon all of this good work.

Laura thanked the pilots and airfield businesses, local car clubs and automobile lovers, local Rotary clubs, and local residents for making Wings and Wheels 2013 such a successful community event!
 

Kate Hogan, Massachusetts State Representative provided an aviation legislation overview, highlighting the plan to level the playing field for public use airport co-payment.

 

 

Sean Collins is our AOPA Northeast Regional Rep and he provided an overview of AOPA initiatives at the national and local levels including the fact that AOPA is purchasing a used Cirrus for him to cover his territory from VA to ME. Thanks for all your support, Sean and AOPA!
 
 

Greg Sheets and Nancy McPherson presented the LAMA (Landed at all Massachusetts Airports) Award to Steve Budd. Steve flew his trusty Cessna 150 to each and every (except Logan) Massachusetts airport during 2013. He won a $50.00 gift certificate to Nancy’s at the Airfield. Congratulations, Steve!
 
 
 
Chris Willenborg, Director MassDOT – Aeronautics Division talked about various initiatives that the state completed during 2013 including the very successful runway markings project. Chris’ big news was that we are proceeding with the much-needed repairs for the north 2/3rds of runway 3/21 with work to be completed by June 30, 2014! Hooray!

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