Thursday, April 05, 2012

Nantucket Memorial (KACK), Massachusetts: Repaving will shut down airport to most flights

Graphic by Jason Graziadei
Source: Google Maps

By Jason Graziadei
I&M Senior Writer

(April 5 , 2012) The repaving of the intersection of Nantucket Memorial Airport’s two main runways this year will force the shut down the transportation hub to most flights for four days, possibly in the coming months.

The airport administration is currently attempting to settle on the most appropriate date to begin the repaving project, but airport manager Bill McGrath said he wanted to prepare the public and airport users for what could be a difficult logistical stretch.

The Cessna 402s used by the commuter airlines, including Nantucket Airlines and Island Air, will be able to land on the small 2,700-foot diagonal runway, 1230, but only in good weather with visual flight rules - meaning only during daylight hours, with a ceiling of 1,000 feet and a minimum visibility of three miles.

It will be the only usable runway during the four-day period when the repaving of the intersection of runways 15/33 and 6/24 is underway.

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