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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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45th Anniversary Celebration

45th Anniversary Celebration

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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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Runway Repaving

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Special June 2014 NOTAM

Special June 2014 NOTAM

‘3/21’ REPAIR PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

 

The AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED TO FIXED WING AIRCRAFT 6AM (local) MONDAY JUNE 9TH THROUGH

4pm FRIDAY JUNE 20TH

Rotary Wing fueling operations ‘AOK’ during construction

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RUNWAY RIBBON CUTTING AND 45TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

THURSDAY JULY 10th @ 6pm in Nancy’s Café.

All are invited to attend this important and festive occasion! Come and thank members of MDOT and legislature in person.

Without their support, this project would not be happening!!!

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TINKER, TAILOR, BUILDER, PILOT group meets on the 3rd Saturday (6/21) of each month at Nancy’s at 11am for brunch, socializing and resource sharing.

NO RUNWAY NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT – COME SEE.

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

DON’T NEED A RUNWAY FOR THIS EVENT – WILL INCLUDE A TOUR OF THE CONSTRUCTION!

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June’s Full Moon Fly Out is POSTPONED DUE TO RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION!

Next month we will be heading to the newly opened ‘Papps’ www.pappsbarandgrill.com at Westfield-Barnes Airport.

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ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY hosting ‘Wings and Wheels – Cruise-In/Fly-In’ Thursdays 5pm.

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

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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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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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