Marlboro Airport

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Marlboro Airport (Closed)
9B1-aerial.jpg
Marlboro Airport when it was open, with a helicopter that just took off
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSandra A. Stetson
ServesMarlborough, Massachusetts
LocationMarlborough, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL285 ft / 87 m
Coordinates42°20′35.4″N 71°30′32.4″W / 42.343167°N 71.509000°W / 42.343167; -71.509000Coordinates: 42°20′35.4″N 71°30′32.4″W / 42.343167°N 71.509000°W / 42.343167; -71.509000
Map
9B1 is located in Massachusetts
9B1
9B1
Location of airport in Massachusetts
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 1,659 506 Asphalt

Marlboro Airport, (IATA: MXG, FAA LID: 9B1) in Marlborough, Massachusetts, was a public airport that was in operation from 1922 to 2019.

History[edit]

Marlboro Airport was founded in 1922, the era when barnstormers flew "by the seat of their pants." It is the oldest continuously operating commercial field in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There was one fixed-base operator, Don's Flying Service, named for former airport manager Don LaCouture Sr. and offered fixed-wing and helicopter flight instruction, tie-downs and hangar space, and major and minor aircraft repairs.[citation needed]

Chapter 673 of the Experimental Aircraft Association was based at Marlboro Airport.[citation needed]

In April 2010, the airport owner sued the government[2] claiming that the airport's runway was damaged by heavy vehicles accompanying President Obama's secret service fleet. The government settled with the airport owner's widow a year after his death.,[3] however the funds were never used to repave the airport which was closed shortly thereafter.[4]

Its final owner was Sandra A. Stetson, widow of prior owner G. Robert Stetson, Jr. Robert died on April 27, 2012, at the age of 66.[5] It had one runway, and at the end of its life averaged 37 flights per day with approximately 40 aircraft based on its field.[6] In December 2018, Sandra Stetson sold the airport to Capital Group Properties,[7] which plans to redevelop the site into the Airport Industrial Park.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ Howard, Zach (29 September 2011). "Tiny airport blames Obama motorcade for ruined runway". Reuters.
  3. ^ "Marlboro Airport owner settles complaint about runway damage during Obama visit".
  4. ^ "A final descent for one of the state's oldest airports - the Boston Globe".
  5. ^ Tota, Matt (April 27, 2012). "Marlboro Airport owner Robert Stetson dead at 66". The MetroWest Daily News.
  6. ^ AirNav.com: 9B1, AirNav.com, 2009, accessed August 13, 2009.
  7. ^ "Developer plans to transform Marlboro Airport into an industrial park". MetroWest Daily News. January 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Capital Group Properties – Airport Industrial Park".

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