Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nantucket Memorial Airport (KACK) open house Thursday

(Aug. 13, 2013) Nantucket Memorial Airport and the Airport Commission will host an open house for residents and visitors this evening, Aug. 15, from 5-8:30 p.m. at Hangar 3 on Airport Road near the terminal. 

The open house will feature displays about current activities at the airport, trends and issues with air travel, noise and more. Following a brief presentation and question-and-answer period at 6 p.m., a bus will transport attendees on a tour around the airport. The displays will be available during the entire open house.

 “This open house is a chance for the airport to show residents and visitors what goes on at the airport, talk about issues and opportunities as the fleet mix and other factors change, and how the airport plans to deal with change,” airport manager Tom Rafter said.     

The airport will continue to reach out after the open house to listen and provide information to residents, businesses and others as airport master-planning continues, he added.

Rafter said the airport, the Airport Commission and the airport’s consultants look forward to talking with residents and others about key issues.

One of the topics that will be reviewed at the open house is “How is the airport being a good neighbor?” The displays describe the airport’s ongoing successful vegetation-management techniques for several state-listed plant species of concern, noise abatement arrival and departure procedures for all pilots, initiatives to limit use of auxiliary power units (APU), ongoing noise monitoring, initiatives to minimize ramp congestion and operational bottlenecks, and more.

For information about the open house and tours, visit www.nantucketairport.com or call (508) 325-5303.

Source: http://www.ack.net