80-Year-Old Cape Cod Airport Closed | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Tue, May 06, 2003

80-Year-Old Cape Cod Airport Closed

Last Week's Flights Were the Last

The three turf runways, 1675-foot 17-35; 2040-foot 5-23; and 9-27 (2468 feet), are closed; and another of our country's old airports will stay quiet. Cape Cod airport (2B1) just outside Marstons Mills (MA) closed last week. The owners, unidentified members of the Danforth family, wanted it that way. They told the operators two months ago that, when May 1 (the lease date) came around, the agreement would not be renewed.

The strip started, as did so many, as an Army Air Corps facility, eighty years ago, and continued as a training base through WWII.

Neighboring Barnstable (MA) Town Manager John Klimm told reporter Emily Dooley of the Cape Cod Times that his people appreciated the airport. "We've said to the owners that we very much would like to keep the airport open, but we can't force them to do it."

The town is trying to work out a purchase-lease deal to save the airport. The businesses on the field, including gliding, skydiving, primary training, and the Cape Cod Flying Service, all have to vacate by the end of the month, if negotiations fail.

Meanwhile, the last grass-strip airport on Cape Cod will stay silent, with only birds doing all the flying.

FMI: www.airnav.com/airport/2B1

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 12.05.17: Mercedes Drone Deliveries, ALPA v UAVs, Tyndall RPAs

Also: ESA Eyes High-Altitude Aerial Platforms, Coptrz Provides UAS, Amazon Patent, UAS Integration In a global first, online orders were delivered in Zurich between September 25 an>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17: AMA Supports GoFly, ALPA v UAS, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drones Hunt Pythons, MI State Regs, Thanksgiving Drone Flying, Drone Collision Report A little outside our normal coverage responsibilities, nonetheless, we’re intrigue>[...]

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first >[...]

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first >[...]

Airborne 12.08.17: AMA Joins GoFly, Mackay Trophy Heroes, KSMO To The Rescue

Also: Orion Parachute Test, Workforce Shortage Issues, Cygnus Departs ISS, Myrtle Beach AirShow AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encour>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC