Lawrence G. Hanscom Field Airport

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The Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport is located about 20 miles north east of Boston and is a full service facility. The airport was turned over to the Army air corps in 1941 and was named after Laurence G. Hanscom who was a founding member and commander of the Massachusetts Wing of the Civilian Air Reserve. MA Living suggests you call to confirm the information before scheduling your flight.Want to track a flight?

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Lawrence G. Hanscom Field Airport

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Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport
200 Hanscom Dr.
Bedford, MA USA 01730
Ph: 781-869-8000

Location
FAA Identifier: BED
Lat/Long: 42-28-11.8310N / 071-17-20.5080W
42-28.197183N / 071-17.341800W
42.4699531 / -71.2890300
(estimated)

Elevation
133 ft. / 40.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16W (1995)
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Savings Time)
Zip code: 01730

Airport Operations
Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1943
Sectional chart: NEW YORK
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BRIDGEPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BED (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TPA 1000 AGL FIXED WING; 1500 AGL TURBOJET; 1800 AGL HEAVY JET ACFT.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23; HIRL RY 11/29; MALSR RY 11 & 29 & TWY LGTS – 118.5.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee: no, SURCHARGE FOR EACH LANDING AND/OR DEPARTURE 2300-0700.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: CLSD TO PART 121 ACR OPNS WITH OVER 60 SEATS EXCP 24 HR PPR CALL 781-869-8000.
International operations: customs landing rights airport
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications
CTAF: 118.5
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 124.6(617-274-6283)
WX ASOS: PHONE 718-274-9733
HANSCOM GROUND: 121.7 [0700-2300] HANSCOM TOWER: 118.5 236.6 [0700-2300] BOSTON APPROACH: 124.4
BOSTON DEPARTURE: 124.4
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.85
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX ASOS at BOS (14 nm SE): PHONE 617-567-5762
WX ASOS at LWM (17 nm NE): 126.75 (978-687-8017)
WX ASOS at OWD (18 nm S): PHONE 781-762-4314
WX ASOS at BVY (18 nm NE): PHONE 978-921-5042

Airport Services
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW
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Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 365
Single engine airplanes: 251
Multi engine airplanes: 35
Jet airplanes: 67
Helicopters: 12
Aircraft operations: avg 480/day *
46% transient general aviation
37% local general aviation
14% air taxi
2% commercial
1% military

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