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Hanscom Field
Hanscom Air Force Base
IATA: BED – ICAO: KBED – FAA: BED
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
Location Bedford, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL 133 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 42°28′12″N 071°17′21″W / 42.47, -71.28917
Website www.massport.com/hansc/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,106 1,556 Asphalt
11/29 7,001 2,134 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 117,792
Based aircraft 411
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBEDFAA LID: BED), also known by its full name Laurence G. Hanscom Field, is a public airport located in Bedford, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority.[1] An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1729 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town Administrator Richard Reed Area  - Town  13. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Base layer of asphalt concrete in a road under construction. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1729 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town Administrator Richard Reed Area  - Town  13. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ...


Hanscom is primarily a general aviation facility, the largest in New England; though there is limited scheduled airline service operated by Boston-Maine Airways operating as Pan Am Clipper Connection. Both of the airport's two runways can accommodate jet aircraft, and are also used by Hanscom Air Force Base, a defense-research facility located directly adjacent to Hanscom Field. General aviation (abbr. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Boston-Maine Airways (BMA) is an airline based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. It is a scheduled and charter passenger carrier operating as the Pan Am Clipper Connection. ... A mounted F-86 Sabre serves as the centerpiece of Hanscom AFB Hanscom Air Force Base, initially and briefly designated Bedford Army Air Base, is a United States Air Force facility in Bedford, Massachusetts. ...


It is a popular training airport, with more than 40 rental aircraft on the field. The Civil Air Terminal building is home to two flight schools, East Coast Aero Club and Executive Flyers. East Coast Aero Club offers helicopter and airplane instruction and rental. Executive Flyers offers airplane and aerobatics instruction. Transient general aviation planes are served by two FBOs: Jet Aviation and Signature Flight Support. Acronym meaning: Office of Foreign Building Operations Fixed base operator Film Booking Office of America For the Benefit Of (e. ... Jet Aviation is a world wide aircraft servicing company based in Switzerland, mainly operating in the business jet market. ...


Hanscom is a critical part of the air transportation infrastructure for Massachusetts and the rest of New England. As T. F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire have become viable alternatives to Logan International Airport (the region's main commercial airport), Hanscom has emerged as one of the most important airports serving the region's business and general aviation needs. Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Runway layout at PVD T. F. Green Airport (IATA: PVD, ICAO: KPVD, FAA LID: PVD), also known as Theodore Francis Green State Airport, is a public airport located in Warwick, six miles (10 km) south of Providence, in Kent County, Rhode Island, USA. Dedicated in 1931, the airport was named... Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... FAA diagram of Manchester Airport Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (IATA: MHT, ICAO: KMHT) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of central Manchester, New Hampshire on the county line of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


The field serves a wide diversity of aviation, from Piper Cubs to Gulfstream V jets. The events of September 11 caused a number of changes to general aviation in the US. Hanscom Field saw changes implemented by Massport that included large security fees, identification cards, and a requirement for propeller locks. Piper Cub. ... The Gulfstream G500 is a private jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Georgia, USA, a General Dynamics company. ...

Contents

Facilities and aircraft

Hanscom Field covers an area of 1,125 acres (455 ha) which contains two paved runways: 5/23 measuring 5,106 x 150 ft. (1,556 x 46 m) and 11/29 measuring 7,001 x 150 ft. (2,134 x 46 m).[1] An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


For 12-month period ending August 31, 2006, the airport had 117,792 aircraft operations, an average of 322 per day: 83% general aviation, 14% air taxi, scheduled commercial and 1% military. There are 411 aircraft based at this airport: 66% single engine, 17% multi-engine, 13% jet aircraft and 3% helicopters.[1] General aviation (abbr. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Air charter. ...


Airlines and destinations

Boston-Maine Airways (BMA) (IATA: E9, ICAO: CXS, and Callsign: Clipper Connection) is an airline based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. It is a scheduled and charter passenger carrier operating as the Pan Am Clipper Connection. ... Boston-Maine Airways (BMA) is an airline based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. It is a scheduled and charter passenger carrier operating as the Pan Am Clipper Connection. ... Linear Air is a private air charter service that is transforming the private air travel industry. ...

Ground transportation

Hanscom can be reached by car by following Route 2A west from exit 30B on I-95/Route 128. It is serviced by the MBTA's Route 76 bus from Alewife Station. Massachusetts Route 2A exists in several sections of Massachusetts, mainly as parts of former Route 2 that have been moved or upgraded. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Rindge Avenue, in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a local transportation hub. ...


Notable events at Hanscom Field

In September 1964, The Beatles arrived at Hanscom Field aboard a chartered aircraft during one of their American concert tours. They were making an appearance at Boston Garden the following day. It was felt that the immense popularity of the British singing group would cause congestion at Boston-Logan International Airport, so this alternative airport was selected. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


In April 1975, President Gerald Ford used Hanscom Field after making a speech in Concord, Massachusetts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1635 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  25. ... Combatants Militia of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, (Minutemen) British Army, Royal Marines Commanders John Parker, James Barrett, William Heath Francis Smith, John Pitcairn, Walter Laurie, Lord Hugh Percy Strength 75 at Lexington Green (Parker). ...


In December of 2006, pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka held negotiations with the Boston Red Sox onboard a private jet owned by John Henry. The plane was seen landing at Hanscom by news channels from all over Boston as well as some Japanese news outlets. Daisuke Matsuzaka , born September 13, 1980, nicknamed Dice-K) is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


References

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BED (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  2. ^ PanAm Clipper Connection Destinations

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External links

  • Massport: Hanscom Field
  • Hanscom Field at WikiMapia
  • FAA Airport Diagram (PDF)
  • Resources for this airport:
    • AirNav airport information for KBED
    • ASN accident history for BED
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for KBED
    • FAA current BED delay information

  Results from FactBites:
 
Hanscom Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (166 words)
Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBED) is an airport located in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States and is operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Attempts to expand airline service at Hanscom have generated intense opposition from neighboring communities who are wary of potential noise and traffic.
Hanscom can be reached by car by following Route 2A west from exit 30B on I-95/Route 128.
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