Marlboro Airport

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Marlboro Airport
9B1-aerial.jpg
Marlboro Airport from a helicopter that just took off from the Marlboro Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSandra A. Stetson
ServesMarlboro, Massachusetts, Hudson, Massachusetts and Concord, Massachusetts
LocationMarlboro, 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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 1,659 506 Asphalt

Marlboro Airport, (IATA: MXG, FAA LID: 9B1) in Marlboro, Massachusetts, is a public airport currently owned by Sandra A. Stetson, widow of G. Robert Stetson, Jr. He died on April 27, 2012, at the age of 66.[2] It has one runway, averages 37 flights per day, and has approximately 40 aircraft based on its field.[3]

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. Currently it hosts one fixed-base operator, Don's Flying Service, named for former airport manager Don LaCouture Sr.

Don's Flying Service offers fixed-wing and helicopter flight instruction, tie-downs and hangar space, and major and minor aircraft repairs.

Chapter 673 of the Experimental Aircraft Association is based at Marlboro Airport. Also known as The Marlboro Antiquers (since many of the founding members owned antique airplanes), the chapter has about 40 members. They hold regular Young Eagles rallies to provide free airplane rides to children ages 8–17.

In April 2010, the airport owner claimed that the airport's runway was damaged by heavy vehicles accompanying President Obama's secret service fleet. He famously shouted "Thanks Obama!" as Marine One lifted off, thus creating the catchphrase used by members of the republican party. [4]

In early January 2019, the airport was sold to a developer, who plans to convert the property to an industrial park. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ Tota, Matt (April 27, 2012). "Marlboro Airport owner Robert Stetson dead at 66". The MetroWest Daily News.
  3. ^ AirNav.com: 9B1, AirNav.com, 2009, accessed August 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Dyer, John (May 27, 2010). "Oops! Obama's entourage wrecked runway at tiny Marlborough Airport". The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ "Developer plans to transform Marlboro Airport into an industrial park". MetroWest Daily News. Jan 3, 2018.

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