December 2013

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

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, for FOMA news!  All are welcome.

EAA Chapter 196 ( 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!


*The ‘BEST FUEL PRICE’ may 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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