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November 2019 NOTAM

November 2019 NOTAM

 
100LL ONLY $4.79

Our “BEST” Fuel Price Can Be Your Price


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~ 6B6 Airport News ~

MMAF Operations Office

Yes, the airport is officially ‘For Sale’. We have been advertising this fact in Trade-A-Plane since August. We have created a ‘landing page’ on our website for those with interest. We are now carefully sorting through interested parties to ascertain their qualifications to run Minute Man Air Field in a manner befitting its history. We fully expect this process to take 3 to 5 years to complete. Meanwhile, it is truly ‘BUSINESS AS USUAL’.

All sixteen tenants are operating as if nothing has happened, because nothing has happened. Aptis Aviation is still cranking out pilots and advanced ratings. National Aviation Academy is still cranking out FAA Certified Aircraft Technicians. Stow Aviation is still welcoming fly-in visitors and selling ‘Cheap Gas’. But perhaps most importantly, Nancy’s Air Field Café is still cranking out locally sourced menu items prepared with care and served with the personal attention you have come to expect. Nancy is still personally welcoming each guest and helping them feel at home.





MMAF September Calendar
Monday 11/25 -12/3 Nancy’s Cafe Holiday Closure
noon on 11/27 thru noon on 11/29 MMAF Ops Closed
Friday 12/6 EAA CH 196 Party at Nancy’s
Saturday 12/7, 8:30-10am ‘Hangar Talk’

Newly Paved Access Road
The newly paved access drive is now being enjoyed by those of you who drive into Minute Man, and yes, there are quite a few.  Built in 1967 and paved in 1971, our access drive had become a challenge for those wishing to avoid the many potholes that grew ‘overnight’, in spite of our constant efforts to keep them patched.  It is now appreciated by all drivers, but especially by our Snow Plow Team who are now looking forward to running their plows down the newly smoothed surface!

TURF RUNWAY ‘30’
The turf runway ’30’ is now benefitting from recent cutting of brush and small trees on the approach end, once again making landing on the threshold possible for our slow flying, tail dragging, friends!!! Thank you, airport neighbor, Steve Trefry for doing this work for us.

Good Luck!
Cassie Tatro, starting at MMAF 4 years ago at age 17 will be moving on. We will miss her smiling face, her cheerful voice on UNICOM, and competence ‘on the ramp’ at 6B6. We are pleased to announce that she will be moving east to KBED to work at Mike Goulian Aviation. Cassie will work in dispatch and provide customer support and we know she’ll do a great job. Congratulations Cassie!

EAA 196’s has held it’s ‘Last of the season’ Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday, Nov.9th. Our local Chapter has flown more Young Eagles than any other Chapter in the state!!!  Congratulations to a fantastic crew of pilots and ground operators. Go to EAA 196 Young Eagles for details and the schedule for beginning again next spring.

DEER and TURKEY HUNTING
Deer and turkey hunting is now ongoing through early December. Managing wildlife hazards is an ongoing matter for airport managers, from chasing or scaring critters off runways, to making sure farm tenants don’t plant crops that attract flocking birds, to proper fencing. Yes, hunting is an important arrow in the manager’s quiver. At Minute Man Air Field we encourage responsible hunting on airport property by no less than six properly licensed, highly qualified marksmen & women. Rest assured that when someone calls in a wildlife sighting, even a turtle, we go out to clear the runway and discourage the critters return. Your safety is our number one concern!

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

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Nancy’s Air Field Cafe
PH: (978) 897-3934
 Did you know Nancy puts out specialty menus regularly? She does, check out her specialty brunch and dinner menus.
Check out Nancy’s Menus Here! ~
NOTE: 11/25 -12/3 closed for the holiday

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

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September 2019 NOTAM

September 2019 NOTAM

 
100LL ONLY $4.79

Our “BEST” Fuel Price Can Be Your Price
Newly paved Runway ‘3’ Safety Area is now MARKED, making 3,110’ available for rollout on “Runway 21′. Come check it out!!!


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~ 6B6 Airport News ~

MMAF Operations Office

MMAF September Calendar
Saturday – 9/7, 8:30-10am ‘Hangar Talk’
Saturday – 9/14, 9am-Noon Young Eagles
Tuesday – 9/24, 7pm IMC Club – Chris Brandon, Leader
Monday – 9/30, 6pm Chapter 196 Cookout & Meeting

Runway ‘3’ Newly Paved Safety Area is Now MARKED!!!
Although the paved over-run has no practical effect on the landing length for ‘3’, due to trees, it is available for roll-out on ‘Runway 21’ bringing it to 3,110’.

Runway ‘12/30’, OUR 1,600′ By 60′ Turf Runway
Our Turf ‘Runway 30’is now seeing frequent use!!! You are reminded that ‘Runway 30’ is not available for takeoffs. When operating on our parallel taxiway, please remember that ‘12/30’ is an active runway and you should look both ways and announce “Crossing 12/30 on the parallel” before crossing it! Hold short lines on our parallel taxiway are NOW FRESHLY PAINTED, a further reminder to be alert!!!

Wings and Wheels
The final Wings and Wheels of the summer 2019 season went off in grand style. Bob flew his polished C-195 all the way from Poughkeepsie and won first prize (15 gals of 100 LL) as voted by visitors!

Did You Know?
‘T-3’ Hangar tenants now have running water in each unit?!  (As do all those in T-1 & T-2.) Thanks to our site contractor, Jason Fenton, for blowing out the plugged 4” conduit connecting T-3 to T-2 and pushing through the 1” water pipe. Thanks too to Scot Gordon for insulating all the plumber’s piping, which will prevent condensation from dripping on the planes!

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

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Nancy’s Air Field Cafe
PH: (978) 897-3934
 Did you know Nancy puts out specialty menus regularly? She does, check out her specialty brunch and dinner menus.
Check out Nancy’s Menus Here! ~

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

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August 2019 NOTAM

August 2019 NOTAM

 
100LL ONLY $4.59

Our “BEST” Fuel Price Can Be Your Price
With Runway 12/30’s new turf (open 7/1/19 at noon!) for grass landings, and our always ultra low fuel prices – you’ll be glad you stopped by!!!


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~ 6B6 Airport News ~

MMAF Operations Office

We Just Can’t Help Ourselves! 
New Turf on 12/30 and new paved over-run on runway 3?! What’s next? #BusinessAsUsual Watch us on FB for updates!

Runway ‘3’ Safety Area Paving Updates
AKA ‘Runway ‘21’ over-run’! 
Runway ‘3’ Safety Area Paving is now MARKED!!! Thanks to our summer staffer, Jared Bilancieri and volunteer ‘Supervisors’ Steve Trefry and Jim Geanakos. Jared spent a full day laying out the 60’ tall ‘3’ and two 110’ long by 18” wide centerlines! Although the paved over-run has no practical effect on the landing length for ‘Runway 3’, it is available for roll-out on ‘Runway 21’ bringing it to 3,110’ available for landing. Come check it out!!!

Runway ‘12/30’ Improvements
Runway ‘12/30’, our 1,600’ x 60’ Turf Runway, is now being mowed and seeing frequent use!!! You are reminded that ‘Runway 30’ is not available for takeoffs. When operating on our parallel taxiway, please remember that ‘12/30’ is an active runway and you should look both ways before and announce when crossing it! Hold short lines are on our ‘To Be Painted’ list as a further reminder to be alert!!!

Did You Know?
‘T-3’ Hangar tenants now have running water in each unit?!  (As do all those in T-1 & T-2.) Thanks to our site contractor, Jason Fenton, for blowing out the plugged 4” conduit connecting T-3 to T-2 and pushing through the 1” water pipe. Thanks too to Scot Gordon for insulating all the plumber’s piping, which will prevent condensation from dripping on the planes!

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

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Nancy’s Air Field Cafe
PH: (978) 897-3934

Our summer menus are posted on our FB page:
Check out Nancy’s Summer Menus Here! ~

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

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July 2019 NOTAM

July 2019 NOTAM

Help us Celebrate Minute Man Air Field’s
50th Anniversary and
12/30 Re-Opening at a BBQ
~ July 1st at 6pm ~

Nancy and Don will be cooking hot dogs and handing out ice cream right next to 12/30’s new turf surface.  

Note: Please feel free and safe to visit us as you normally do. You don’t have to land on the turf Monday to join the fun. Land on our newly paved 3/21, park on the South Ramp, wander over our way and kick back for the evening. 

We look forward to visiting with you, our loyal supporters!


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~ 6B6 Airport News ~

 
100LL ONLY $4.59

Our “BEST” Fuel Price Can Be Your Price
With Runway 12/30’s new turf (open 7/1/19 at noon!) for grass landings, and our always ultra low fuel prices – you’ll be glad you stopped by!!!

MMAF Operations Office
We will be closed from Noon on July 3rd through noon on the July 5th. As always, our fuel account customers will have 24/7 access to our very low priced ($4.59)100LL!!!

Runway ‘3’ Safety Area Paving Updates
Runway ‘3’ Safety Area Paving COMPLETED!!!Thank you goes to Lazaro Paving for doing another fine job. We have relocated our solar power threshold lights to the new end of pavement and added two solar powered runway lights, making 3,110’ of Runway 21 available for landing!  Markings will be installed (painted) in two weeks, after the pavement has cured. Come check it out!!!

Runway ‘12/30’ Improvements
Runway ‘12/30’ Turf fully established and re-opened at noon today (July 1st)!!! YAY!!! Stick around to enjoy our 50th Anniversary party with hot dogs and ice cream starting at 6pm!

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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,
 and
Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT
since 1969!

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June 2019 NOTAM

June 2019 NOTAM

   June 2019 NOTAM

       Our “BEST” Fuel Price Can Be Your Price
With Runway 12/30 freshly seeded and soon-to-be open for grass landings, and our always ultra low fuel prices –
you’ll be glad you stopped by!!!

~ 6B6 Airport News ~

THE FAA SAYS:

“!BDR 05/112 6B6 AIRSPACE UAS WI AN AREA DEFINED AS .5NM RADIUS OF 6B6 SFC-300FT AGL DLY SR-SS 1905240917-1906230027”
WE SAY:
“Be advised of intermittent helicopter operations east of Runway ‘3/21’ and north of Runway ‘12/30’ below 300’ during daylight hours thru June 23rd.  The operator will be on UNICOM at all times.”  There will NOT BE little drones buzzing the pattern!

Please feel free and safe to visit us as you normally do.

Runway ‘3’ Safety Area Paving Updates

Lazaro Paving Company has now fine-graded and compacted our 340’ Safety Area. They will return with their paving crew any day now…  Watch for NOTAMS temporarily displacing our threshold during paving.


Runway ‘12/30’ Improvements

After fine-grading our ‘3′ RSA’, Lazaro Paving moved their grader and attention to Runway ‘12/30’.

Last week runway ’12/30′ was graded, smoothed, compacted then layered with top soil. Thursday, our farm friends from Dancing Plover Farms “fluffed” and fine graded the topsoil, and Friday Boyd Landscaping of Stow hydroseeded the whole shootin’ match. Can you imagine how beautiful that will be when the grass is established? Needless to say, ‘12/30’ will be temporarily NOTAM’d closed until June 30th. But it will be worth it!

Turf Runway 12/30 Re-Opening July 1st!

Calling all taildraggers, join Minute Man Air Field – 6B6, July 1st to help celebrate the re-opening runway 12/30. Time to get those tires on some turf! Starting at noon on the 1st of July, (which also happens to be exactly Minute Man celebrates our 50th Anniversary)! At 6pm we will have a family friendly cookout with hot dogs, soft drinks, and ice cream. You don’t have to land on the turf to help us celebrate our 50th and 12/30 reopening. It’s a party for all comers!!! https://www.airnav.com/airport/6B6

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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SPRING 2017 NOTAM

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‘SPRING’ 2017 NOTAM

YOU ARE INVITED

TO OUR ANNUAL ‘Take Off Party’!

MONDAY MARCH 27th, 2017 at 7 pm

APTIS AVIATION CLASSROOM
NORTH HANGAR

Hosted by:

EAA Chapter 196, APTIS AVIATION
and
Nancy’s at the Air Field

Special guest speakers will included:

State Representative Kate Hogan and
MDOT-Aeronautics Division’s Executive Director Jeff DeCarlo
making a special presentation of a paving repair grant to the airport!

Airport owner Don McPherson will bring all up to date on the many good things happening at the airport.

Other invited guests include:
State Senator Jamie Eldridge,
State Representative Jenn Benson,
Stow & Boxborough Selectmen
and our many airport tenants, users and friends.

Yummy Refreshments will be served by Nancy’sCash Bar

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

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                              Serving the COMMUNITY

                                                        Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

 

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“NEW YEAR” NOTAM

“NEW YEAR” NOTAM

    ‘New Year’ NOTAM

         “Best” 100LL Price – $3.79!!!

 

  • AVGAS prices have broken the four dollar barrier and not been this low in recent memory! Fly somewhere today. You’ve earned it. 

  • Our newly paved Runway continues to please Pilot’s! Have you checked it out yet?

  • Join the ‘Hangar Talk’ conversation on the first Saturday at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Cafe.

  • ‘Meet the Manager’ has moved to 10 am on the first Saturday in the Café, right after ‘Hangar Talk’. Get the latest airport news – Come with questions – Leave with answers.

  • EAA Chapter 196 meets on the last Monday at 7pm.

  • T-Hangar update: Our planned 9-Unit project is sold out! Construction is expected to begin as soon as weather permits in the spring.  We are now taking reservations for an additional 9-Unit building.  DMcPherson@minutemanairfield.com for an information/reservation flyer NOW!!!

  • Stay tuned for announcement of our annual ‘Kick-Off” party, usually held on the third Thursday in January…

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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Fall NOTAM

Fall NOTAM

“Best” Fuel Price $4.09!!!


You’ll LOVE landing on ‘3/21’ now!!!

It’s newly paved and guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Fly in soon and meet our new ‘aviation savvy’, service oriented folks in OPS
who are continuing our famous ‘welcoming ways’.

Nancy’s at the Air Field will:

Continue serving ‘pizza on the terrace’ Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Yummy and relaxing – drop in for a while – stay as long as you like…
Be OPEN Columbus Day for your flying / dinning pleasure!
Help you plan your HOLIDAY party now – call and ask for Bridgette…

Join us for ‘Hangar Talk’ – Sat. 10/3 at 8:30 am in Nancy’s

‘Meet with the MANAGER’
on the 1ST AND 3RD Mondays at 10 am in the café.
Get the latest airport news – bring your questions – leave with answers.

OPERATION OFFICE

In addition to our always low fuel prices,
we offer 24 hour access to our fueling system.
For details and to sign up call OPS at 978-897-3933.

T-Hangar Update
Our next (third one) 10-unit T-Hangar now has six firm reservations.We have begun with site survey, are completing engineering and expect to file applications soon.

We anticipate beginning construction this winter.

We anticipate occupancy April/May time frame.

DMcPherson@minutemanairfield.com for an information/reservation flyer NOW!!!


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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August 2015 “NOTAM’

August 2015 “NOTAM’

August 2015 “Best” Fuel Price$4.69!!!


You’ll LOVE landing on ‘3/21’ now!!!

It’s newly paved and guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Fly in soon.

Stow Aviation Services is now hiring OPS Office staff

We are looking for part time, ‘aviation savvy’, service oriented folks to continue our famous welcoming ways.  You’ll add your voice to UNICOM, help park planes coming to the Café and sell AVGAS to our thrifty visitors.  If you like being around planes and talking to ‘plane people’, you’ll love this opportunity. For details and to apply, please contact Don atOPS@minutemanairfield.com.

Nancy’s at the Air Field

Nancy’s has been voted ‘Best Breakfast’ in the entire country served at an airport restaurant by the subscribers to John Pruner’s ‘Hundred Dollar Hamburger’ newsletter.  Congratulations to Nancy and her ‘Gang’. You all deserve this spectacular recognition!

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Nancy’s is now serving ‘pizza on the terrace’ Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Yummy and relaxing – drop in for a while – stay as long as you like…

OPERATIONS OFFICE
In addition to our always low fuel prices,
we offer 24 hour access to our fueling system.
For details and to sign up, E-Mail or call OPS at 978-897-3933.

T-Hangar Update
Our next (third one) 10-unit T-Hangar now has six firm reservations.
We have begun the design phase (August).
We anticipate beginning construction this fall.
We anticipate occupancy before year-end.
DMcPherson@minutemanairfield.com for an information/reservation flyer NOW!!!


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 2015 ‘NOTAM’

July 2015 ‘NOTAM’

“Best” Fuel Price$4.69!!!


 

‘3/21’ Repaving Project COMPLETE!!!

The hill is gone, the ‘3’ Runway Safety Area (RSA) is FAA compliant, the runway is newly paved end-to-end and the southern 1/3 of the taxiway is newly paved to FAA standards. Fly in soon – it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Ribbon Cutting & 46TH Birthday Celebration

Please join us, help cut the ribbon dedicating our newly paved runway and enjoy some cake and ice cream at 4 pm Thursday, July 9th at Nancy’s. You’ll have a chance to say “Thank you” personally to the folks at MASSDOT, our legislators and town officials who made this project possible. We hope to see you then!!!

Nancy’s at the Air Field

Closed for summer break from Monday, June 29th – Tuesday, July 7th.
Join ‘Nancy’s Gang’ on the terrace August 7th for a ‘Taste of Gin’ event!

Operation Office

Closed Saturday & Sunday, July 4th & 5th.
This is a good time to sign up for 24 hour access to our fueling system.
E-Mail or call OPS for details.

T-Hangar Update

Our next (third) 10-unit T-Hangar now has five firm reservations.
We have begun the design/permitting phase (May – August).
We anticipate beginning construction in September.
We anticipate occupancy before cold weather sets in.
DMcPherson@minutemanairfield.com for an information/reservation flyer NOW!!!


 

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


 

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Serving the COMMUNITY
Nurturing the ENVIRONMENT since 1969!

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