Flying around the HUB
May 20, 2011, 08:35 am
Boston is known for many things, but a great destination for aviation tourism may be one asset that is overlooked. There are several flight related activities within a 30-kilometer radius of the city, so aviation enthusiasts may want to get their pilots life insurance policies in order before they head up north.
Logan Airport is located in East Boston and extends into the Boston Harbor, so the large Class B airspace covers the center of the city. Learning how to fly in this type of space is important for pilots in training, according to AVweb. The shear magnitude of the airspace potentially means that it is the type of space a pilot may encounter.
For pilots that want a less intense experience, there are several Class D airspaces located within a close proximity. Hanscom Field in Bedford is easily accessible from the city via public transportation, and is located just off of Interstate 95, according to the airports website.
Hanscom is home to two flight schools, East Coast Aero Club and Executive Flyers. These schools offer low-wing airplanes, several high-time instructors, Cessnas and aerobatics instruction in a decathlon.
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