August 2013

August 2013 NOTAM

This Month’s “Best” Fuel Price $5.75*



MINUTE MAN GOES ‘MULTI-MODAL’.  On 8/14, yet another transient, this time from northwestern New Jersey, flew in and took advantage of our free shuttle service to the South Acton MBTA train station.  He spent two days working in downtown Boston and returned by train Friday evening.  The MBTA train schedule can be easily found on our website.  If you are looking for help getting around on the ground once you touch down at Minute Man, call ahead to schedule the use of our always popular courtesy car.  We are also happy to help you line up a taxi or rental car.

FOMA’s ‘Hangar Talk’ is held on the first Saturday of each month.  Join fellow aviation enthusiasts at breakfast and lively conversation starting at 8:30 am at Nancy’s.  FOMA (Friends of Minuteman Airfield) has moved their web site to  Don’t miss any news-become a member today!

FOMA’s ‘LAMA’ Contest, (‘Landed at All Massachusetts Airports’) rules and entry forms can be picked up 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!  We would love to publish the progress you are making, so stop by OPS and let us know how it’s going for you.

EAA Chapter 196 is busy: ( On August 10th, they flew 38 children during their 4th Young Eagles event of the year.  On Monday, 8/26 they will host their monthly BBQ at 6pm on Nancy’s terrace.  All are welcome.

‘Wings and Wheels’  ( ) has been WX’d out more times than I care to count, but not on August 15th.   We had a beautiful evening, tons of classic cars and planes from as far away as North Adams, MA and Hartford, CT.  Nancy’s wood-fired ‘Pie in the Sky’ is now a popular addition to each evening’s activities.  ‘T2’ hangar tenants are finding that opening their doors is fun for visitors and rewarding for themselves as well.  We are even expecting to see our hot air balloon friends on 8/22.  This now popular community activity is being extended an additional week to September 5th to make up for all the rain earlier this summer.  Come have fun on Thursday evenings.

The 2nd annual ‘Airport Neighbor Ice Cream Social’ will be held every Thursday evening to coincide with Wings and Wheels through September 5th.  We consider folks that live north of RT117 in Stow and south of RT111 in Boxborough to be our neighbors.  You and your families are invited to drop by to chat with airport officials about the ins and outs, ups and downs, of airport operations and enjoy some free yummy ice cream.  We hope to see you here.

Our Full Moon Fly Out AUGUST 19th  – 24th 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.  Wheels up at 5:30.

*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may change during the month when our next shipment arrives.

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


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