March 2015

March 2015 NOTAM


March’s “Best” Fuel Price – $3.79!!!

Owner/Manager Don McPherson’s annual Birthday Bonfire Bash Sunday 3/1 at 4pm.  Don provides a fire, a long stick & a small cake (he’s Scottish after all).  Guests bring their own meat, rolls, beverage and jovial spirit (musical instruments encouraged).  All are welcome.   RSVP so Don knows how many ‘sticks’ to provide.  No gifts please (unless you insist on bringing a single malt!).

Minute Man sponsors Aero Club of New England’s 2015 Crash Course Monday,March 2.  This popular safety event will feature AOPA’s Senior Safety Advisor, Bruce Landsberg on the subject of ‘Loss of Control’.  It will be held at the Doubletree Hotel – Bedford Glen, 44 Middlesex Turnpike – Free Admission, No Reservations needed, Cash Bar, Door Prizes and Raffle.  Attendance will qualify you for FAA WINGS credit.

Permitting concludes for Runway ‘3/21’ Phase II Repaving Project.  Our public hearings for an Erosion Control Special Permit and an Order of Conditions have been closed.  We expect to be fully permitted by mid-March and under construction when the soils to dry out!  Stay tuned to ‘NOTAMS’.

‘IMC CLUB’ meets in the Magenta/Aptis classroom on the
third Tuesday of the month (3/17) at 7pm.

TINKER, TAYLOR, BUILDER, PILOT meets in Nancy’s on the third Saturday (3/21) at 11am for lunch, socializing and learning.  If you’re a builder or a tinkerer or just want to know how to change your own oil, stop by.  Scott Gordon is installing a 2-axis autopilot in his RV-7.  Visit him in the South Hangar East after lunch and help ‘supervise’ his work J.

‘Airport Update’ for the Stow and Boxborough Selectmen on 3/23 & 3/24  Our Airport Commissioners will present their annual report, which features our repaving project and the just released statewide airport economic impact study by MDOT- Aeronautics Division.

EAA Chapter 196 meets at Nancy’s on the last Monday of the month (3/30) at 7pm.  This month’s program: “The Battle of Britain Experience” given by Graeme Smith.  All are welcome.

Nancy’s at the Air Field is offering special IRISH MENUS AND BEVERAGES on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 13, 14 & 15.
Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s holiday with Nancy and her great staff!

We have “The Fastest Snow Plow in the Northeast!”  Next time you visit, also notice how WIDE we plow the runway and taxiways.  Our ‘long winged’ visitors need not worry here.  Feel free to call Don’s mobile number (978-621-5122) for up-to-the-minute field conditions.

A word about FUEL PRICES: The above price is the lowest in recent memory.  You will get this low price through March.  Now all we need is good WX so we can all take advantage of it!  Sun ‘N’ Fun is on my planning horizon after I find which snow pile my plane is under!   What are you planning?


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

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