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Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport

Bedford, MA

Phone: 781-869-8000
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,All
Tower:Air Traffic Control Tower, 16 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: 0700-2300
Elevation:132 ft (40.2 m) (Surveyed)
Location:NE of Bedford
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS, NDB, RNP
Runways:05/23, 11/29
Longest paved runway: 7011 ft
Fees:Parking, Landing
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  • Sectional

Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 7.89  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 7.55  (full serve service)

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Runway 05/23

Dimensions:5107 x 150ft. / 1556.6 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 120000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
05128.0ft. MSL
53° mag
37° true
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
23127.8ft. MSL
233° mag
217° true
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Box/Right-Side VASI
runway end identifier: REIL is present
Vgsi and Descent Angles Not Coincident

Runway 11/29

Dimensions:7011 x 150ft. / 2137.0 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 120000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
11132.0ft. MSL
113° mag
97° true
0.1% down
precisionapproach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
runway visual range: Touchdown
ILS/DMEHill, 734 ft Right of center, 120 ft high, 1,050 ft from end, 34:1 clearance slope
Vgsi and Ils Glidepath Not Coincident. Vgsi and Rnav Glidepath Not Coincident
29123.0ft. MSL
293° mag
277° true
0.1% up
precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Right-Side PAPI
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Associated Pilots Inc
  • Rentals
Cambridge, MA
East Coast Aero Club
  • Maintenance
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: W
Executive Flyers Aviation, Inc.
  • Maintenance
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: S
Hanscom's Aero Club Flight Training Center
  • Rentals
  • Flight Training
On field: E
Jet Aviation
  • Maintenance
  • $7.98
  • $7.55
  • Sales
On field: SW
ARINC: 131.525781-274-0030
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Flying Club
  • Rentals
Cambridge, MA
National Aviation Academy
  • Flight Training
Bedford, MA
Signature Flight Support
  • $7.89
  • $7.64
On field: SW
ARINC: 130.8781-274-0010
  • Maintenance
On field: SE
ARINC: 122.3781-274-9958
United Business Jet
  • Sales
Revere, MA
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: MajorBulk Oxygen: High/Low
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
Transportation: Limousine, Public
Rental Cars: 
EnterpriseBook Now! 866-315-9155

Customs: International Landing Rights

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N42 28.1967' / W71 17.3400'
Charts:NACO: New York Sectional
Mag Var:16W (1995)
ARTCC:Boston (ZBW)
FSS:Bridgeport (BDR)
NOTAM Facility:BED
Approach/Departure Control FacilityA90
Pattern Altitude:Tpa 1000 AGL Fixed Wing; 1500 AGL Turbojet; 1800 AGL Heavy Jet Acft Light Aircraft: 1133 MSL; Heavy Aircraft: 1933 MSL; Turbine Aircraft: 1633 MSL
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Seg. Circle:Yes
Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
  • high intensity: 7 clicks in 5 secs
  • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
  • low intensity: 3 clicks in 5 secs
Actvt MIRL Ry 05/23; HIRL Ry 11/29; MALSR Ry 11 & 29 & Twy Lgts - 118.5

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:254
Multi Engine:30

Airport Activity

GA Local:62,225
GA Itinerant:72,644
Air Taxi:18,837

(12-month period ending on 12/31/2013)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
Mass Port AuthoritySharon M. Williams
One Harborside DrMassport, 200 Hanscom Drive
E Boston, MA 02128Bedford, MA 01730
617-428-2800 (Office) 781-869-8000 (Office)