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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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APRIL 2020 NOTAM

“Best” Fuel Price – $3.59!

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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Classified as providing ‘essential services’ by Governor Baker, AIRPORTS ARE OPEN.
Fuel is available 24/7 for pre-paid accounts and from 9-4 for credit card or check sales when VFR.

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We continue to strictly adhere to physical separation guidelines:

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

Most sales are charged to your prepaid account – no physical contact

Payments are taken outside by credit card or check (no cash)

No one is allowed inside the operations office

Restrooms are sanitized after each use when staffed

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

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

Please adhere to these guidelines and help us “flatten the curve!”

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NANCY’S AIR FIELD CAFE

Nancy and her team have quickly adapted to the rapidly changing situation and the new pre-ordered/picked-up weekend dinners have been a huge success.  Nancy sends her thanks to all who have supported the Café over the past two weekends.  To place your order, go to www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for the menu and ordering instructions.

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Calendar updates

The beginner beekeeping class is still scheduled for the week of April 27th.  Sign up by emailing ellen@minutemanairfield.com.

Open House & Run the Runway 5k/Fun Run is postponed to October 3rd.

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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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“CORONO-TAM”

“Best” Fuel Price – $4.59!

~You will see a significant drop in price when we receive our next shipment in two weeks~

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Classified as providing ‘essential services’ by Governor Baker, AIRPORTS ARE OPEN.
Fuel is available 24/7 for pre-paid accounts and from 9-4 for ‘Taxi Up’ sales when VFR.

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We are strictly adhering to physical separation guidelines:

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

Most sales are charged to your prepaid account – no physical contact

Payments are taken outside by credit card or check (no cash)

No one is allowed inside the operations office

Restrooms are sanitized after each use when staffed

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’S IS OPEN

You can still enjoy Nancy’s farm-to fork favorites! Open for pre-ordered/picked-up dinners, only on Friday and Saturday nights. See www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for the special dinner menu along with ordering instructions.

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Calendar updates

Open House & Run the Runway 5k/Fun Run postponed to 10/3
All Young Eagles events are postponed until further notice. EAA chapter meeting will be held virtually.

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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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SPRING 2020 NOTAM



100LL ONLY $4.59

Take advantage of our BEST fuel price! 
Stop in at our office to set up an account – it’ll take two minutes and you’ll be guaranteed 24-hour access to our best price every time you fuel up.



PAVING THE RUNWAY SAFETY AREA

Paving the runway safety area (overrun) was EASY.  It brought the landing roll-out length of runway 21 to 3,125′. Getting the FAA to update their charts and facility directory is HARD. In the (hopefully) not-too-distant future the charts will reflect our new paved length of 3,125′. In the meantime, trees and brush are being removed on the approach end of runway 3. Come check it out soon!

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SOLAR-POWERED TAXIWAY LIGHTS

Our solar-powered taxiway lights have survived their first year in service and their first winter without any damage.  Thanks to Jared Bilancieri for raising them up by 15″, putting them above the snow all the time.  No shoveling needed.  They make us look like “Down Town!”  Thanks to MassDOT Aeronautics Division for funding 80% of the cost and to Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Kate Hogan for their ongoing support as we pursue our mission of Boosting the Economy, Serving the Community, and Nurturing the Environment – since 1969!”

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OPEN HOUSE AND RUN THE RUNWAY 5K & FUN RUN

Minute Man’s annual Open House and 3rd Annual Run the Runway 5K and Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.  Bring family and friends, have breakfast or lunch, watch or run the race and check out all things aviation!  Our tenants will open their doors for you to see what they do here.  Our based pilots will open their hangars and tell you how they got interested in flying and what they use their airplanes for.  All proceeds will be donated to the Boxborough and Stow Conservation Trusts, as they share our interest in preserving open space.  Register here for the race.   Watch for NOTAMS closing the airport for the race.  Celebrate Spring and the joy of flying with us! 

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NEW 6B6 HATS AND STICKERS

New 6B6 hats ($30) and bumper stickers (free!) have arrived in the Ops office.  Stop in any day between 9-4 to get yours, or see us at our table at the ACONE event on Wednesdsay, March 11th (cash or check only at the event, please).  Show your love for Minute Man with our swag!  

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SAVE THE DATE

Be a part of the Minute Man Community!

Fri 3/15 – Sun 3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day @ the Cafe
Sat, 4/11 – 1st Young Eagles Rally of the Season
Sat, 5/2 – Open House & Run the Runway 5k/Fun Run
Sat, 5/9 – Young Eagles Rally
Sun, 5/10 – Mother’s Day @ the Cafe

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WINTAH 2020 NOTAM

100LL ONLY $4.59

Take advantage of our BEST fuel price! 
Stop in at our office to set up an account – it’ll take two minutes and you’ll be guaranteed 24-hour access to our best price every time you fuel up.

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DON’S BIRTHDAY BONFIRE BASH

Join 6B6 owner Don McPherson and his hardy friends as they celebrate with a Birthday Bonfire Bash on Sunday, March 1st at 4pm.  Enjoy a HUGE fire, a small bit of cake and a wee dram of some very special single malt (he is Scottish after all!)  For the third year in a row, Nancy’s staff will offer up their venison chili, made from the annual airport deer round-up.  Not ready for game?  You’re welcome to bring your own meat, rolls, and beverage.  Grab your favorite party accomplices and jovial spirit.  Musical instruments encouraged!  All are welcome, especially ‘joke tellers’ and ‘yarn spinners’.  No gifts please, just bring a little time to share with Don!

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BUSINESS AS USUAL AND BUSIER THAN USUAL

It’s still business as usual at the pumps and in the cafe while Don and Nancy seek the next custodian for their beloved and prosperous airport!  

Perhaps we should say “busier than usual” for this time of the year.  New insulated and draft-free hangar doors were installed in the north and south hangars and the operations team survived the agony of a  total computer system upgrade.  A few of our tail dragging friends are already enjoying turf runway 12/30 and the operations office has been busy with many folks making good use of the newly paved airport. Nancy’s annual Robert Burns dinner was once again a huge success and the Valentine’s Dinner was sold out. 

We recently received Stow Conservation Commission’s Certificate of Compliance for our last Vegetation Management Plan,  clearing the way for more clearing of trees and brush throughout the season.

Whew…that’s a lot for the first couple of months of the year.  As we continue to invest in the future we can’t wait to see what the next few months bring!

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CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH NANCY
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 13 14 & 15, the cafe will offer two specials: Green Eggs and Ham and Corned Beef Hash.  On Friday and Saturday nights, Nancy will be serving her famous Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.  Come and join in on the fun.  Don’t worry if you’re not Irish, there’ll be plenty of Jamison to make you feel truly Irish for the night!

 Phone (978) 897-3934 to be put on the 1-hour daytime call ahead list
or for Friday and Saturday evening reservations.

Check out all of Nancy’s Menus Here! ~

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OPEN HOUSE AND
RUN THE RUNWAY 5K & FUN RUN

6B6 turns 51 this year and we plan to celebrate all year long, starting with our family friendly Open House on Saturday, May 2nd.  The day will feature our 3rd annual Runway 5K and Fun Run.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Boxborough and Stow Conservation Trusts as they share our interest in preserving open space.  Watch for future NOTAMs closing the airport for two hours Saturday morning.  Come early, run or watch the race, have breakfast, visit our tenants, and then go for a plane ride!  More info to come…

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EAA 196 YOUNG EAGLE RALLY
EAA Chapter 196 will hold its first Young Eagles Flight Rally of the 2020 season on Saturday, April 11th between 9 a.m. and noon.  Pre-registration is not required.  Our local Chapter has flown more Young Eagles than any other Chapter in the state!  Go to EAA 196 Young Eagles for further details.

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SAVE THE DATE

Catch the Minute Man spirit.  No cure is known!

Sunday 2/23 – Artist’s Reception: Kathy Sferra
Sunday 3/1 – Don’s Birthday Bonfire Bash
Friday 3/15 – Sun 3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day @ the Cafe
Saturday 4/11 – 1st Young Eagles Rally of the Season
Saturday 5/2 – Open House & Runway 5k/fun run

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