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February 2014 NOTAM

February 2014 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 2/1/14 – $4.99*

RECORD TURNOUT FOR ANNUAL ‘Kick Off’ PARTY!

Over 60 Airport Customers, Rotarians, Vendors, Pilots, Aspiring Pilots, Café Patrons, Farmers, Friends & Neighbors braved the cold outdoor temperatures, crowded into the warm South Hangar, enjoyed Nancy’s version of Coney Island Hot Dogs, and each other’s company. They came to hear that the state of the airport is “Good” from owner/manager Don McPherson, that the Rotary Club will be hosting ‘Wings and Wheels’ again this year from club President Laura Spear, that pro-aviation legislation has much support in the State House due to aviation’s positive economic impact from Representative Kate Hogan, that Avidia Bank is happy to be financing upcoming airport improvements from President Mark O’Connell and that Steve Budd from Pepperell won this year’s FOMA contest and a $50 gift certificate from Nancy’s at the Airfield for Landing at All Mass Airports in 2013. The highlight of the event was the signing of contracts by Don McPherson and Chris Willenborg, MDOT-Aeronautics Division Executive Director, for state funding of engineering services with Stantec Consulting, which will ultimately lead to repaving Runway 3/21 this spring!

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT is a new group that has ‘formed up’ at Minute Man. They meet at Nancy’s at 11 for brunch, socializing and resource sharing on the 3rd Saturday (2/15) of each month. 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 will be OPEN 8 – 3 President’s Day, 2/17.

The ‘IMC CLUB’ MEETS on the third Tuesdays (2/18) 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.

February’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for Tuesday 2/ 11 – Sunday 2/16. 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. 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! Watch for a notice on which day to go.

‘IFR ALTERNATE’ – if the WX doesn’t cooperate for our ‘Full Moon Fly Out’, we will meet at Carbone’s Italian Restaurant in Hopkinton at 7pm, Thursday 2/13. This based pilot owned spot is perfect for our ‘southern gang’ to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Go-No/Go info will be on 978-897-3933.

X-C SKIING AT MINUTE MAN – All Pilots (Security Badge required) and their guests are welcome to ski on our groomed trails for free anytime we are open. Check in at the OPS Office. Join us and discover a new way to enjoy our aviation environment!

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

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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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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January 2014 NOTAM

January 2014 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 1/1/14 – $4.99*

EVERYONE is invited to our annual ‘Kick Off’ Party!

(Airport Customers, Rotarians, Pilots, Aspiring Pilots, Café Patrons, Farmers, Friends & Neighbors)

Hosted by ‘Friends Of Minute Man Air Field’ (FOMA) & Nancy’s at the Air Field
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 7pm
South Hangar East – enter @ Magenta Flight Training

The festivities will include the ‘State of the Airport’ by Don McPherson, ‘Wings and Wheels’ wrap-up by Laura Spear, Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley President and ‘W&W’ Committee Chairman, state aviation overview by Chris Willenborg. Executive Director, MDOT – AD (invited), aviation legislative overview by State Representative Kate Hogan (invited), introduction of new EAA 196 officers and presentation of ‘LAMA’ awards by Greg Sheets of FOMA and Nancy.

Refreshments by Nancy’s
Door Prizes – Cash Bar

NANCY’S at the Air Field will be OPEN 8 – 3 Martin Luther King Day.

The next ‘HANGAR TALK’ breakfast social hosted by FOMA will begin at 8:30 am Saturday 1/4 at Nancy’s.  Planning will continue for their Winter Kickoff Party in the South Hangar on January 23rd, the ‘FOMA Club House’ and next summer’s ‘Fly-In / Drive-In’ events.

The next ‘IMC CLUB’  MEETING will be held in the Magenta Flight Training classroom on Tuesday, 1/21 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.

January’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for the 13th  – 19th.  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.  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!  Watch for a notice on which day to go.

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT is a new group that has formed up at Minute Man.  They meet at Nancy’s at 11 for lunch and socializing on the third Saturday (1/18) of each month.  If you’re a builder or a tinkerer or just want to know how to change your own oil, stop by.  All are welcome!

*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ is subject to 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!

            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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November 2013 NOTAM

November 2013 NOTAM

“BEST” FUEL PRICE as of 11/1/13 – $4.99*

KATE HOGAN’S ‘OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY PIE FUNDRAISER’ – Sunday November 3rd FROM 4pm to 6 pm at Nancy’s at the Air Field

Kate is a strong supporter of our aviation community, not only here in Stow, but statewide as well.  She has frequently demonstrated her support at airport functions such as our ‘Wings and Wheels’ events last summer and her regular appearances at our January ‘Kick-Off Parties’.  Perhaps most importantly, she has supported aviation legislation in the halls of the Statehouse, before committees and on the House of Representatives floor with her votes.  Please take this opportunity to come by, meet her (if you haven’t already) and thank her in person for her support of General Aviation in Massachusetts and right here at Minute Man Air Field.

NANCY’S PIZZA OVEN is now housed in its new tent just outside the Café kitchen door.  Yummy pizza is now available on Fridays and Saturdays. ‘Like’ her on Facebook or visit her website for menus, hours, special events and more.  Think of Nancy’s for your upcoming holiday parties.

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk’ is set for Saturday 11/2 at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Café. Join aviation enthusiasts, future/current pilots and airport supporters on the 1st Saturday of every month, to learn about GA and share your flying experiences over a free cup of coffee.  The conversation will be focused with the return of ‘The Challenge Question of the Day’!  So, brush up on your knowledge of all things aviation and join the fun.  Sign up on their website, for FOMA news!

EAA Chapter 196  will host their last scheduled Young Eagles Flight Rally (FREE RIDES for children) from 9am ‘til noon on Saturday, November 9th.  Their normal ‘last Monday of the month’ meeting will move to coincide with their annual Holiday Dinner Party on Friday, December 6th at Nancy’s Café.  Contact Chapter President Hector Constantzos if you would like to join them for this festive occasion.

REAL WORLD DESIGN CHALLENGE’ OPEN HOUSE for Nashoba Regional High School students will be held Saturday, 11/9, at 10am in the OPS Office.  School administration and local pilot-mentors are teaming up to bring this nationally organized program to Nashoba students.  Learn more about the RWDC at their website.  Direct any questions to Don McPherson.

The ‘IMC CLUB’ KICKOFF MEETING was so well attended it had to be moved from the Magenta Flight Training classroom to the South Hangar East!   The Stow Chapter of the nationally operating IMC Club will be providing organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying.  Monthly meetings will develop safety and proficiency in its members by using real world ‘Scenario Based Learning’ to engage members and allow them to share and build their experience. The November meeting will be on the 19th at 7pm in the Magenta Flight Training classroom.

THE FOMA ‘LAMA’ Contest’s (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) first ‘Contender’ has turned in his ‘Log Sheet’.  He had a rewarding time and will share some of his most memorable ones with us at our annual ‘Kick-Off Party’ in January.  Pick up rules and entry forms in OPS and at Magenta – don’t be left out.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s.  Explore all Massachusetts’ airports and fill your ‘flying stories’ book with new adventures!  Take a friend along and have some fun!

Social Flight, the brainchild of our 6B6 based Bonanza owner, Jeff Simon, is our newest event posting site as we venture further into ‘social media’.  I urge you to visit the site and sign up for the 7-Day Event Planner via email.  It’s easy to use (I did it w/o coaching!) and it’s FREE!

November’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for the 14th  – 20th.  Pick the WX that meets your personal flight requirements and then schedule a flight to introduce some 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 to give or get destination information.

MASSACHUSETTS AIRPORT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (MAMA) celebrated their 40th anniversary last month and conducted their annual conference at Gillette Stadium in late September. Minute Man’s owner/manager, Don McPherson, had the distinct pleasure of introducing Lisa Piccione, NBAA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Greg Pecoraro, AOPA’s Vice President of Airports and State Advocacy to the assembled conference attendees. The picture on this Blog is from that event.

NANCY’S WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING from 11/25 through12/3 so that her wonderful staff can spend this special time with their families.

Looking Ahead:

‘BOXBOROUGH-STOW EMERGENCY SERVICES APPRCIATION DAY’ is being planned for Saturday, December 14th from 10am to 2pm.  During this period of thanksgiving, our pilot community, including Friends of Minuteman Airfield (FOMA), EAA Chapter 196 and the airport owner, has found a way to say “Thank you” to our local emergency personnel.  Festivities will include a ‘cake cutting’ ceremony and free airplane rides.  Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out on this event.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NANCY’S SOLSTICE DINNER on December 20th & 21st.  This annual event is her way of celebrating the ‘return of the sun’ with great food and friends!

ONCE AROUND THE PATTERN:

Airfield Apiary Honey is selling out quickly at Nancy’s;

order Cloudland Farm FIREWOOD at OPS – Free Delivery to Stow and abutting towns;

Heated and ‘T’ Hangar Space available NOW – call OPS for details.

Office Space Opening up in December – call OPS to join our ‘Merry Band’.

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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!
~~~

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

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October 2013 NOTAM

October 2013 NOTAM

October’s BEST FUEL PRICE as of 10/14/13 – $5.29*

NANCY’S ON CHANNEL 5’s “CHRONICLE” will aired on 10/3 at 7:30 pm. Filmed in late summer with JC Monahan, Nancy’s crew hopes they caught their ‘good side’. Click here to see for yourself.

NANCY’S OPEN ON COLUMBUS DAY to better serve her flying customers.

NANCY’S PIZZA OVEN has been moved from its summer ‘Wings and Wheels’ venue on the South Ramp to just outside the Café kitchen door. Yummy pizza can’t be far away now! Visit www.nancysairfieldcafe.com for menus, hours, special events and more.  Be sure to think of Nancy’s for your upcoming holiday function as well as your next family or business outing.

‘IMC CLUB’ – KICKOFF MEETING will be held in the Magenta Flight Training classroom on Tuesday, 10/22 at 7:00 pm.  The Stow Chapter of the nationally operating IMC Club will be providing organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. Monthly meetings will develop safety and proficiency in its members by using real world Scenario Based Learning to engage members and allow them to share and build their experience.
Register by clicking here TODAY! You do not have to be instrument rated to attend and benefit!  Additional information is available at  http://magentaflight.com/imc-club/  I’ll be there, will you?

OCTOBER DECLARED ‘GENERAL AVIATION MONTH’ by Governor Deval Patrick.  This significant proclamation (click here to see it) by our Governor acknowledges that GA boosts the economy, supports the community and nurtures the environment statewide. As members of the GA community, you can take pride in the many ways GA contributes to our way of life in the Commonwealth.  Celebrate this month by taking someone flying with you for their first time!

MASSACHUSETTS AIRPORT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (MAMA) celebrated their 40th anniversary and conducted their annual conference at Gillette Stadium in late September. Minute Man’s owner/manager, Don McPherson, had the distinct pleasure of introducing Lisa Piccione, NBAA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Greg Pecoraro, AOPA’s Vice President of Airports and State Advocacy to the assembled conference attendees.  Jointly, they presented on ‘Advocacy’ and left us with many tools to assist us with our local community outreach. Dean Saucier, NBAA’s Northeast Representative, bestowed the prestigious ‘Silk Scarf Award’ to MAMA’s Executive Director, Dave Dinneen and to MAMA itself for their many years of successful promotion of GA in Massachusetts.  Congratulations to both Dave and MAMA!

WINGS and WHEELS’ wrap-up: A HUGE THANK YOU to the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Maynard and Acton-Boxborough for organizing, promoting and successfully conducting this 13 week event.  Thanks also to EAA 196, FOMA and our Airport Commissioners for assuring that the event was safe while demonstrating the many ways GA serves the community at large.  A special ‘Thank You’ goes to Nancy and her dedicated team of helpers for creating ‘Nancy’s Pie in the Sky’.  Yum!!!

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk is set for Saturday 10/5 at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Café. Join aviation enthusiasts, future/current pilots and airport supporters on the 1st Saturday of every month, to learn about GA and share your flying experiences over a free cup of coffee.  The conversation will be focused with the return of ‘The Challenge Question of the Day’!  So, brush up on your knowledge of all things aviation and join the fun.  Make sure to sign up today on their new web site, www.FOMA-6B6.com , so you don’t miss any hot news!

FOLIAGE SEASON IS UPCOMING – FLY FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest, (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’).  Pick up rules and entry forms in OPS and at Magenta – don’t be left out.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Explore all Massachusetts’ airports and fill your ‘flying stories’ book with new adventures!  Take a friend along and have some fun!

EAA Chapter 196 is busy: (www.eaa196.org) On Saturday, 10/12 they will host their Young Eagles Flight Rally (FREE RIDES for children) from 9am ‘til noon.  On Monday, 10/28 their monthly meeting will move back into the comforts of the Magenta/Noble AirVentures’ classroom.  Please join them.

WWW.SOCIALFLIGHT.COM, the brainchild of our 6B6 based Bonanza owner, Jeff Simon, is our newest event posting site as we venture further into ‘social media’.  I urge you to visit the site and sign up for the 7-Day Event Planner via email.  It’s easy to use (I did it w/o coaching!) and it’s FREE!

October’s Full Moon Fly Out Set for the 14th  – 20th
Pick the WX that meets your personal flight requirements and then schedule a flight to introduce some 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 to give or get destination information.

ONCE AROUND THE PATTERN:

Airfield Apiary Honey is now available at Nancy’s;

Order Cloudland Farm FIREWOOD at OPS;

Hangar and Office Space available this fall – call OPS for details.

*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may change during the month – see Posted Price in OPS

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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September 2013 NOTAM

September 2013 NOTAM

September’s “BEST” Fuel Price – $5.55*

NANCY’S WILL BE OPEN ON LABOR DAY.  Visit her website for menus, hours, special events and more.  Think of Nancy’s for your next family or business outing.

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk’ is set for Saturday 9/7 at 8:30 am at Nancy’s Café.  We expect to hear lots of stories about OSH!!!  Visit FOMA’s new web site  today.  Don’t miss any news!

FOLIAGE SEASON IS UPCOMING – FLY FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest, (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’).  Pick up rules and entry forms in OPS and at Magenta – don’t be left out.  All successful contestants will receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Nancy’s. Explore all Massachusetts’ airports and fill your ‘flying stories’ book with new adventures!  Take a friend along and have some fun!

EAA Chapter 196 is busy:  On Saturday, 9/14 they will host their Young Eagles Flight Rally from 9 am ‘til noon.  The following day, Sunday, 9/15 they will have their grills going at Myrick’s (1M8 – just south of KTAN) for their annual fly-in.    On Monday, 9/30 they will host their monthly BBQ at 6pm on Nancy’s terrace.  All are welcome.

‘Wings and Wheels’  has teamed up with our ‘Airport Neighbor Ice Cream Social’ and extended their run to 9/5.  Everyone is invited to Wings and Wheels, but our neighbors get a special treat.  They are invited to drop by to chat with airport officials about the ins and outs, ups and downs of airport operations, while enjoying free yummy ice cream!  Please join us.

SocialFlight.com, the brainchild of our 6B6 based Bonanza owner, Jeff Simon, is our newest event posting site as we venture further into ‘social media’. I urge you to visit the site and sign up for the 7-Day Event Planner via email. It’s easy to use (I did it w/o coaching!) and it’s FREE!

FULL MOON FLYOUT SUCCESS X 2 !!  After too many months of less than stellar WX during recent full moons, August held out two days of clear, calm evenings.  Trip one was a solo hop down to North Central (RI) for a pilot BBQ in the AirVentures hangar.  The full moon rose on the way home, albeit at ‘5 o’clock’ and not visible from the left seat.  The next day found 39W headed out on an adventure to a new destination with a pilot friend from 6B6 and a quick stop at KFSZ to pick up another.  We headed to a delightful BBQ at the 2700’ grass Bayport Aerodrome south of Islip, NY.  Homeward, the full moon rose on schedule over our nose at ‘2 o’clock’.  Two great nights reminding me how fortunate I am to be able to fly quickly to otherwise unreachable distant destinations!

September’s Full Moon Fly Out, Set for the 16th  – 22th, 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.

‘ONCE AROUND THE PATTEN’:  Airfield Apiary Honey now available at Nancy’s; order Cloudland Farm firewood at OPS; Hangar and Office Space opening up this fall – call OPS for details.

*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may change during the month – see Posted Price in OPS

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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