May 2013

May 2013 NOTAM


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 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 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. 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!

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