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This month’s “Best” Fuel Price – $4.59!!!

My wife Nancy and I are extremely thankful
for the ongoing support you give us and the airport every day!

Here is a partial list of supporters:

Rich Davey, Recently retired MDOT Secretary/CEO, Chris Willenborg, MDOT-Aeronautics Division Executive Director, MDOT-AD staff, Kate Hogan, our State Representative, Jamie Eldridge, our State Senator, the Boxborough and Stow Boards of Selectmen who recognize the airport as a community asset, the Boxborough and Stow Emergency Services (Police, Fire, EMT & Dispatch) for being there when we need them, our airfield tenants who are our ‘life blood’, our hundreds of airport users and thousands of café customers who are our ‘raison d’être’, our wonderfully dedicated staff who do all the ‘heavy lifting’ of providing unparallel service, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley who have enriched our lives, EAA Chapter 196 who have given more free airplane rides to children than any other chapter in the state, Friends Of Minuteman Airfield who bring humanity to the field on a regular basis, the Massachusetts Airport Management Association for mentoring me all these many years, the IMC Club for promoting aviation safety every day, and our seven member volunteer Airport Commissioners who truly guide our path to the future.

Finally, we are thankful to be healthy and enjoying the newest chapter of our lives – our first grandchild, Willett Anne McPherson, who, after two months, already has the power to attract us all the way to Boulder, CO on a regular basis!

A ‘Thank You’ Gift for your continued support can be found at www.minutemanairfield.com/promo

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Nancy’s at the Air Field will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Monday 11/24 through Tuesday 12/2. Learn about café happenings including her ‘Solstice Dinner’ offering on her always up-to-date web site .

The OPS Office will be open during the café break, except
OPS will be closed from Noon Wednesday through Noon Friday of Thanksgiving week.

Office, Hangar & Tiedowns available.

 

Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month. No cure is known!

Boosting the ECONOMY – Serving the COMMUNITY

Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

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July 2014 NOTAM

July 2014 NOTAM

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 “BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 7/1/14 – $5.49*


 

NANCY’S at the AIR FIELD will be CLOSED FOR VACATION July 1ST – 8TH. “Have a happy Fourth!”

NANCY’S ‘Pie in the Sky’.(wood-fired, thin crust pizza) is being offered on Thursdays from 5 to 8pm, starting July 10th (at Wings and Wheels) and (new this year) on the Café Terrace Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 7pm, starting July 11th. Join your friends there and relax for her ‘Happy Pizza Hour’!!! Stay on top of café happenings on heir always up-to-date web site, www.nancysairfieldcafe.com

Full Moon Fly Out is Set for Saturday, July 12th This month we are heading to the newly opened ‘Papps’ www.pappsbarandgrill.com at Westfield-Barnes Airport. A ‘Go, No-Go’ message will be on OPS at 978-897-3933. Tell us about your favorite fly-out spot and we’ll add it to our growing ‘Fly-Out Directory’ in OPS.

The ‘IMC CLUB’ MEETSon the 3rd Tuesday (7/15) of each month in the Magenta classroom at 7pm.

TINKER, TAILOR, BUILDER, PILOTgroup meets on the 3rd Saturday (7/19) of each month at Nancy’s at 11 for brunch, socializing, project tours and resource sharing. Mike Smith’s Sonex has now flown! Way to go, Mike, and all who have helped him on this journey! If you’re a builder, tinker, or just change your own oil, stop by to meet others of like mind!

EAA CHAPTER 196 holds a BBQ on the last Monday of the month at 6pm on Nancy’s terrace. All are welcome. Their monthly Young Eagles Flight Rally will be held on Saturday, 7/12 from 9 until noon.

ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY meets at Nancy’s on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:45pm. All are welcome to come join in the fun at club meetings. ‘Wings and Wheels – Cruise-In/Fly-In’ evenings are set to resume Thursday, July 10th, and run through August – all are welcome to this fun event!


Now Taking reservations for our third 10-unit T-Hangar

Office, Hangar & Tiedowns available, but will go fast with runway repaved.

 


Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.

No cure is known!


 

Boosting the ECONOMY

Serving the COMMUNITY

Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT

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June 2014 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 6/1/14 – $5.29

 

‘3/21’ REPAIR PROJECT ENTERING CONSTRUCTION PHASE!

The RUNWAY WILL BE OPEN the week of June 2nd, while our contractors place erosion controls (silt fence and hay bales) and move their equipment onto our property into designated parking areas.

The RUNWAY WILL BE CLOSED starting the week of June 9th for approximately two weeks.

We will begin the repaving project by grinding up the old pavement, followed by grading, compacting and repaving.

We will issue a NOTAM when we anticipate re-opening the runway. The AIRPORT WILL BE OPEN during construction for rotary wing only fueling operations.

RUNWAY RIBBON CUTTING AND 45TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

6pm, JULY 10th in the Café.  All are invited to attend this important and festive occasion!

NANCY’S at the AIR FIELD will be open for their drive-in guests during runway construction.
Nancy’s is now accepting reservations for Father’s Day, June 15th.  Check for special Father’s Day menu on their always up-to-date web site, www.nancysairfieldcafe.com.
Nancy’s ‘Pie in the Sky’ (wood-fired, thin crust pizza) will return for the summer on Thursday, June 5th (at Wings and Wheels) and will also be offered (new this year) on the Café Terrace Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 7pm.  Join your friends there for ‘Happy Pizza Hour’!!!

TINKER, TAILOR, BUILDER, PILOT group meets on the 3rd Saturday (6/21) of each month at Nancy’s at 11 for brunch, socializing and resource sharing.  Mike Smith’s Sonex was moved to the South Hangar East in May and has now passed its certification exam!  Way to go, Mike, and all who have helped him on this journey!  If you’re a builder, tinker, or just change your own oil, stop by to meet others of like mind!

The ‘IMC CLUB’  MEETS on the third Tuesdays (6/17) in the Magenta Flight Training classroom at 7pm.

June’s Full Moon Fly Out is Set for Thursday, June 12th (if the runway has reopened) or June 19th.  This month we are heading to the newly opened ‘Papps’ at Westfield-Barnes Airport.  A ‘Go, No-Go’ message will be on OPS at 978-897-3933.  Add your favorite spot to our ‘OPS Fly-Out Directory’.

EAA CHAPTER 196 holds a BBQ on the last Monday of the month at 6pm on Nancy’s terrace.  All are welcome.  They will not be offering free rides this month due to runway reconstruction.

ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY meets at Nancy’s on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:45pm.  All are welcome to come join in the fun at club meetings.  ‘Wings and Wheels – Cruise-In/Fly-In’ evenings are set to begin Thursday, June 5th, and run for 12 weeks – all are welcome to this fun event!

Office & Tie downs now available – will go fast when runway is repaved.
Taking reservations for a new T-Hangar, opening next spring – get specs on-line.

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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.

No cure is known!

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Boosting the ECONOMY

Serving the COMMUNITY

Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

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May 2014 NOTAM

May 2014 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 5/1/14 – $5.29*

RUNWAY 3/21 REPAIR PROJECT NEARING CONSTRUCTION PHASE!
The Stow Conservation Commission issued the permit for our State supported runway repaving project on 4/15. A contractor has been chosen from the seven who bid for the job. We expect to be paving (closed for a week or two) in early June.  Watch for updates in our June ‘NOTAM’.

NANCY’S at the AIR FIELD is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day and will be OPEN on Memorial Day for all her hungry guests, but especially her pilot diners!  Touch down soon.

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT group meets on the 3rd Saturday (5/17) of each month at Nancy’s at 11 am for brunch, socializing and resource sharing. In April they organized a trip to Maynard to help a Sonex builder move his plane out of his basement into his garage. Next move will be to a hangar for assembly. Way to go! If you’re a builder, tinkerer or just change your own oil, stop by to meet others of like mind!

The ‘IMC CLUB’  MEETS on the third Tuesdays (5/20) in the Magenta Flight Training classroom at 7 pm. Their monthly meetings help develop safety and proficiency in their members by using real world ‘Scenario Based Learning’. All are welcome to this free event, regardless of your rating.

May’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for Thursday, May 15th is planned for  the ‘121 Restaurant’ at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in CT. The food is great and it couldn’t be more convenient. A ‘Go, No-Go’ message will be on OPS at 978-897-3933. Check out the new restaurant at KCEF, which reportedly opened on 5/5 and let us know how it is (http://pappsbarandgrill.com). If it’s a winner, we’ll add it to our ‘Fly-Out Directory’.

EAA CHAPTER 196 meets on the last Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Magenta/Noble classroom. Young Eagles Rallies (free flights for children) take off on the second Saturday, WX permitting. All are welcome!

ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY meets in Nancy’s on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 5:45 pm. All are welcome to club meetings.

WINGS & WHEELS – Cruise-In / Fly-In to begin June 5th. Come join in the fun!!!.

Sign up to receive our ‘NOTAM’ on-line at www.minutemanairfield.com
 
Office, Hangar & Tie downs available, but will go fast when runway is repaved.
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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.
No cure is known!

Boosting the ECONOMY

Serving the COMMUNITY

Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

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April 2014 NOTAM

April 2014 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 4/1/14 – $5.29*

RUNWAY 3/21 REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY! The next step in our long-awaited, State supported, runway repair project will be a Stow Conservation Commission hearing at 8pm on April 1st in the Stow Town Building.  If you want to help get this paving project completed, please consider attending and speaking up on behalf of airport safety.  If all goes according to plan, we will be closed for paving during the first two weeks of June.  Watch for updates in our May ‘NOTAM’.

‘HANGAR TALK’ is set for Saturday 4/5 at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Café. Join aviation enthusiasts, future/current pilots and airport supporters on the 1st Saturday of the month to learn about GA, share your flying experiences and plan future events.  Go to www.FOMA-6B6.com for their latest news!

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT is a new group that has ‘formed up’ at Minute Man.  They meet on the 3rd Saturday (4/19) of each month at Nancy’s at 11 for brunch, socializing and resource sharing.  In March, they held an ‘Off Campus’ meeting at the home of a builder in Maynard who needed help getting his Sonex out of his basement and into his garage.  If you’re a builder, tinkerer or just change your own oil, stop by to meet others of like mind!

NANCY’S at the Air Field and General Aviation have scored another ‘Win’.  She was featured in the March 23rd Sunday Globe Magazine in a story about nearby airport restaurants.  Congratulations to Nancy and GA!  PS: the story makes a great ‘places to fly to’ list.

The ‘IMC CLUB’  MEETS on the third Tuesdays (4/15) in the Magenta Flight Training classroom at 7pm.  Their monthly meetings help develop safety and proficiency in their members by using real world ‘Scenario Based Learning’.  All are welcome to this free event, regardless of your rating.

April’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for Thursday, April 17th.  We will return to the ‘121 Restaurant’ at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in CT.  The food is great and it couldn’t be more convenient.  Turn off at ‘G’, taxi straight ahead, park right in front and hop inside.  This is our new ‘Go TO’ fly-out restaurant.  Join us this month and make it yours, too!  A ‘Go, No-Go’ message will be on OPS at 978-897-3933.  Please send us your favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner destination to add to our ‘Fly-Out Directory’.

‘IFR ALTERNATE’  If the WX is less than CAVU for our ‘Full Moon Fly Out’, we will meet at Carbone’s Italian Restaurant in Hopkinton at 7pm on Thursday April 17th.  When you arrive, ask for owner Pete Carbone (A-36 based at 6B6) and tell him you’re a 6B6 pilot. He’ll take good care of you.

FLY-OUT DIRECTORY Please send us your favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner destination to add to our ‘Fly-Out Directory’.  We are also gathering info on the best places to fly to and then bike – send us your thoughts please.  Watch for this online and as a display in OPS over the next month.

EAA CHAPTER 196 meets on the last Monday of the month at 7pm in the Magenta/Noble classroom.  All are welcome to attend.  Yet another assurance of spring’s arrival:  Chapter 196 will resume Young Eagle Flight Rallies (free flights for children aged 8 – 17) on April 12th from 9 to noon.  Hooray!!!

ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY meets in Nancy’s on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 5:45pm.

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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.  No cure is known!

Boosting the ECONOMY

Serving the COMMUNITY

              Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

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December 2013 NOTAM

December 2013 NOTAM

December’s “BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 12/1/13 – $4.99*

‘BOXBOROUGH-STOW EMERGENCY SERVICES APPRECIATION DAY’ is set for Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 2pm.  During this period of thanksgiving, our pilot community and airport owners Nancy and Don McPherson have found a way to say “Thank you” to our local emergency personnel for all that they do for us. Festivities will include testimonials, presentation of citations from the statehouse (thank you Kate Hogan and Jen Benson), a light lunch, cake, ice cream and free airplane rides.  It’s right around the corner, so you don’t miss out on this heartwarming event.

KATE HOGAN’S ‘OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY PIE FUNDRAISER’ was a success.  Kate is a strong supporter of our aviation community here in Stow, in the halls of the Statehouse, before committees and on the House of Representatives floor with her votes.  It was great to see so many come by to thank her in person for her support of GA in Massachusetts and at Minute Man.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NANCY’S SOLSTICE DINNER on December 20th & 21st.  Celebrate the ‘return of the sun’ with great food and friends! Details at www.nancysairfieldcafe.com

Nancy’s will be closed for Christmas 12/23 – 12/26 and on Wednesday 1/1/14.

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk is set for Saturday January 4th at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Café. Sign up on their web site, www.FOMA-6B6.com for FOMA news!  All are welcome.

EAA Chapter 196 (www.eaa196.org) held their annual Holiday Dinner Party at Nancy’s Café on December 6th.  By all accounts, they had a great time and enjoyed Nancy’s delicious offerings.  Their next meeting will coincide with our annual ‘Kick Off’ party on January 23rd.

The next ‘IMC CLUB’  MEETING will be held in the Magenta Flight Training classroom on Tuesday, 12/17 at 7pm.  Their monthly meetings help develop safety and proficiency in their members by using real world ‘Scenario Based Learning’.  All are welcome, regardless of your rating.

FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) has only a few weeks to go.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Hurry!!!

December’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for the 14th  – 20th.  We will return to the ‘121 Restaurant’ at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in CT.  The rumors I had heard about great food were all true and it couldn’t be more convenient.  I-495, I-290, the Mass Pike and CT-84 are close by on your left on the way down and the view passing over Hartford is breathtaking.  Park right in front and hop inside.  You can pick up menus in the OPS Office to get a better feel for what’s in store for you.  This is my new ‘Go TO’ fly-out restaurant – join us this month and make it yours too!

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT is a new group forming up at Minute Man.  They meet at Nancy’s at 11 for lunch on the third Saturday of each month.  If you’re a builder or a tinkerer or just want to know how to change your own oil, stop by.  Show off your work after lunch – all are welcome!

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*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may change during the month when a new fuel shipment starts flowing.

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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.  No cure is known!

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                                                     Boosting the ECONOMY

Serving the COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                             Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT

Since 1969!

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July 2013 NOTAM

July 2013 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE THIS MONTH $5.39*!


NANCY’S WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION 7/1 – 7/9.  Visit www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for menus, hours, special events and more.  Think of Nancy’s for your next family or business outing.

OUR OPERATIONS OFFICE will be OPEN all month offering our low priced fuel and friendly service.  Be sure to grab a complimentary bottle of ice-cold water on your way out!

MINUTE MAN GOES ‘MULTI-MODAL’.  Besides a taxi, car rental or friend to pick you up, folks are catching onto our free shuttle service to the South Acton MBTA train station.  The train schedule can be easily found on our website.  Call ahead to schedule the use or our always popular courtesy car.

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk’ POSTPONED to August due to Nancy’s Café vacation schedule.  FOMA has moved their web site to www.FOMA-6B6.com   Make the switch today.  Don’t miss any news!.

FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest, (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) rules and entry forms are being picked up daily in OPS and Magenta – don’t be left out.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Explore each airport, make new friends, fill your ‘flying stories’ book chock full of new adventures!  Get ready to have some fun and share it with a friend!

EAA Chapter 196 is busy: On Saturday, 7/13 they will host their third Young Eagles event of the year from 9 am ‘til noon.  On Monday, 7/29 they will host their monthly BBQ at 6 pm on Nancy’s terrace.  All are welcome.

‘Wings and Wheels’  is off to a great start.  We had 60 classic cars the first week and 75 the second with half dozen planes each time.  Nancy’s wood-fired ‘Pie in the Sky’ is proving to be a popular addition to each evening’s activities.  ‘T2’ hangar tenants are finding that opening their doors is fun for visitors and rewarding for them.  This community outreach activity is proving to be a winner for everyone participating!  Stop by any Thursday after 5pm.

Airport Commissioners set August 18th for the 2nd annual ‘Airport Neighbor Ice Cream Social’.  Neighbors are invited to drop by to chat with airport officials about the ins and outs – ups and downs of airport operations, while enjoying yummy Erikson’s Ice Cream.  Watch for details next month.

Our Farmers are busy: Our ‘Airfield Apiary’, with hives in Stow and Boxborough, has already harvested record amounts of early honey.  Stanley Farms has bailed record amounts of high quality hay.  Earnest Farms is now grazing goats in Boxborough and selling their Organic Eggs at Nancy’s.  Cloudland Farm has started delivering seasoned firewood as well as supplying Nancy’s pizza oven.

Our Full Moon Fly Out JULY 20th  – 24th is great for introducing folks to GA.  Consider inviting a fireman, policeman, selectman, reporter, state rep, or senator to go with you.  Spread the word about the benefits of GA while having a good time.  Call OPS for our destination.  Wheels up at 5:30.

*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may change during the month when our next shipment arrives.


 Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.  No cure is known!

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

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May 2013 NOTAM

May 2013 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE THIS MONTH $5.39!

Spring at last!! We planted over 500 bulbs last fall for your viewing pleasure and they are now in full bloom outside the café – enjoy them NOW! Watch for birds checking out your cowlings (and other openings) for nest sites this month! Trevor is now mowing grass. Be sure to pick up extension cords.

TFR Party on 5-2 was a great success. MassDOT’s Steve Rawding gave an excellent presentation on the ‘Real World Design Challenge’ program how local pilots can help. Kate Hogan updated us on legislation affecting GA and reminded us all how important it is that the public show support for GA at the May 13 Aviation Day on the Hill at the Statehouse. Nancy’s provided refreshments. Stay tuned for the next TFR Party!

FOMA’s Hangar Talk 5-4 @ 8:30am in the Café was a great success. We filled Nancy’s with FOMA members for a lively discussion. FOMA is moving their web site. You can now find them at www.FOMA-6B6.com. Make the switch today so you don’t miss any hot news!

General Aviation Day at the Statehouse 5-13 from 11am to 2pm. Plan to join our Commissioners and FBOs there and help promote what you love, GA, with our state legislators. The Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) is organizing this event with the help of MDOT-Aeronautics.

FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) rules and entry forms are being picked up daily in OPS and Magenta – don’t be left out. All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Explore each airport, make new friends, fill your ‘flying stories’ book chock full of new adventures! Get ready to have some fun and share it with a friend!

EAA Chapter 196 is seriously busy this month:
On 5/11 they will host their second Young Eagles event of the year 9am ‘til noon.
On 5/18 they will host their first ever 6B6 Fly-In here. Be sure to stop by and join the fun.
On 5/27 they will host their first BBQ of the season at 6pm at a new accessible location – Nancy’s terrace. Check their web site www.EAA196.org for details. All are welcome.

Visit Nancy’s on the Air Field for details on this month’s schedule, specials and events. Remember Mother’s Day requires reservations. The pizza oven is slowly taking shape. When it’s ready, Nancy will be baking off ‘tons’ of pizza. She is looking for brave folks to ‘taste’ it for free while she perfects her new craft!

The ‘Wings and Wheels’ Committee is making great progress towards the 12 week event starting June 6th. Details are on the FOMA-6B6 website. Sign up at OPS to show your plane, lead tours, or provide safety/security. This sure-to-be fun community outreach activity will make everyone a winner! Get involved today.

www.minutemanairfield.com has been refreshed, thanks to volunteer Commissioner, Jim Baum and Wendy Troupe. Please visit our new site, designed to tell the story of GA and 6B6. Feedback Please!

Our Full Moon Fly Out May 22nd – 28th is great for introducing folks to GA. Consider inviting a fireman, policeman, selectman, reporter, state rep, or senator to go. You can spread the word about the benefits of GA while having a good time. Call OPS (978) 897-3933 for our destination. Wheels up at 5:30.

Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month. No cure is known!

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

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April 2013 NOTAM

April 2013 NOTAM

 “BEST” FUEL PRICE THIS MONTH $5.39!

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Spring came early, then left us out in the snowy cold! Check out a ‘cool’ video of our snow blower in action on our FB page, then be sure to ‘Like’ us. On the bright side, our daffodils and tulips have re-emerged from the snow drifts; ‘Mud Season’ is behind us. RNWY 12/30 has firmed up and is now open for operations. Watch for birds checking out your cowlings (and other openings) for nest sites!

FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest, (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) rules and entry forms are ready for pick up in OPS. All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Explore each airport, maks new friends, fill your ‘flying stories’ book chock full of new adventures!

Get ready to have some fun! www.EAA196.org will meet in the flight school classroom at 7pm on April 1st. All are welcome.

Real World Design Challenge is a national effort associated with high school STEM educational programs. Marlborough High School students will be receiving their 1st place award Tuesday morning April 2nd at Jet Aviation at BED. MassDOT’s Steve Rawding will be visiting Minute Man later this month to explain how the program works and how local pilots can help. Watch for a date/time notice.

NANCY’S at the AIR FIELD – WILL BE OPEN ON PATRIOT’S DAY for your dinning pleasure. Visit www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for details on this month’s schedule, specials and events. The Sherry & Whisky Tasting-Food Pairing event in March was well attended and enjoyed by all. Also, Nancy’s ‘wood fired, thin crust, pizza making oven’ has arrived from CA as a kit. We will assemble it post haste followed by a week-long curing process. When it’s ready, Nancy will be baking off ‘tons’ of pizza. She is looking for brave folks to ‘taste’ it while she perfects her new craft. Sign up now. Yum!

The ‘Cruise In/Fly In’ (CI/FI) Committee is making great progress towards the 12 week event starting June 6th. Sign up at OPS to show your plane, lead tours, or provide safety/security. This sure-to-be fun community outreach activity will make everyone a winner! Get involved today.

www.minutemanairfield.com will be refreshed ‘any day now’, thanks to volunteer Commissioner, Jim Baum and others. Watch for this new tool designed to tell the story of General Aviation and 6B6.

General Aviation Day at the Statehouse will be held on May 13th. Save the date, plan to join our Commissioners there and help promote what you love with our state legislators.

The Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) is organizing this event. FLY IN & SKI at www.sundayriver.com. for as long as it lasts. A great day trip or spend the night.

Our Full Moon Fly Out April 22th – 28th is great for introducing folks to GA. Consider inviting a fireman, policeman, selectman, reporter, state rep, or senator to go. You can spread the word about the benefits of GA while having a good time. Call OPS for our destination. Wheels up at 5:30.

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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.  No cure is known!

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Boosting the ECONOMY, Serving the COMMUNITY, and Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

 

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February 2013 NOTAM

February 2013 NOTAM

OUR “BEST” FUEL PRICE THIS MONTH $5.49!

 

‘HANGAR TALK’ hosted by FOMA and repeating on the first Saturday of the month at Nancy’s, had a record turnout this month of over 20 supporters basking in the success of their ‘Winter Kickoff Party’.

Nearly 100 guests at the party heard that the ‘State of the Airport’ is GOOD from owner/manager Don McPherson.

MDOT Aeronautics Executive Director Chris Willenborg reported that 6B6 had ‘FLUNKED’ the just completed the statewide Pavement Condition Survey.  We now have the third worst pavement in the state, which gives us a high priority for repair aid.

Kate Hogan, our state Representative, pledged continued support for 6B6, extolling its virtues as an economic engine in the region.  She also reported that she has filed legislation to help preserve privately owned – public use airports across the Commonwealth.  Thank you Kate.

Karin Gaffney and Laura Spear, Nashoba Rotary Club President and ‘Cruise In/Fly In’ Committee Chairman respectively, were introduced and explained about the club and next summer’s event.

Dave Noble and Bob Bickford bestowed achievement awards to their customers that earned new ratings last year – it was a big group!

Hector Constantzos and Andy Goldstein, EAA Chapter 196 leadership, announced Young Eagles Flight achievements.  This included the chapter’s all-time leader, Nels Anderson with over 500 children flown!  Way to go Nels (and the chapter support team).

Thank you to our Stow (Jim Salvie & Tom Ryan) and Boxborough (Bob Stemple) Selectmen for showing their support – we hope you had a good time and made new friends.

We welcomed newly based Aircraft Owners and Pilots and thanked our volunteer Commissioners for their dedication to fostering a healthy airport community.

FOMA’s Greg Sheets introduced this year’s flying contest, ‘LAMA’.  It is short for Landed at All Massachusetts Airports.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s as well as filling their flying story book chock full with new adventures!  Pick up contest rules and entry form in OPS and get ready to have some fun.

Fun door prizes were given out and Don thanked his wife Nancy for providing the yummy food and for letting him play in his ‘sand box’ every day for all their 36 years together!

FLY IN & SKI – Pilots have been asking us where to fly-in and ski most conveniently.  Our good friend Fred Moses provided this useful input:  “There are many wonderful New England ski resorts, but only Sunday River has the airport proximity and ground transportation that makes for an easy day trip. The Bethel airport is nicely equipped for transients, and there is a free shuttle within an easy walk. See bus schedule at: www.sundayriver.com/EventsActivities/WinterActivities/pdf/2012-2013%20MTNX%20Schedule.pdf ) Local cab service is another option. For more resort info, go to www.sundayriver.com.  In my (his) C-182 the flight is just over an hour each way.”  Thanks Fred!

 NEW ENGLAND WX – AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE  Stow is Don’s home and he cherishes living there, partly because of the friends he has made that respect local history.  When he saw the Stow Historical Society’s latest news letter (attached), he thought to share it with his pilot friends.  He is going and hopes to see you there.  Make new friends in our ‘host’ community, enjoy a fascinating presentation, and have some fun at the same time!

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Catch the ‘Minute Man Spirit’ at one of our events this month.  No cure is known!

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