Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Barnstable Municipal Airport is looking for local artists to feature in the new terminal.
This will be the second exhibit in the terminal. The airport is again working with the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to select artists for the exhibit, according to the foundation's website. "The first year of exhibits at the airport has been very popular," said Arts Foundation Executive Director Kevin Howard in a press release. "Local artists have received terrific exposure, and several works have sold because of it." This year organizers are specifically looking for mobiles and sculptures that could be seen from long distances as well as artwork done in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric, metal or bronze, glass (including stained glass), stone, clay, wood, collage, digital art and photography. The Town of Barnstable will insure the pieces …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Barnstable police arrested a Falmouth man Friday and a Cotuit teen Saturday on drug charges at the Barnstable municipal airport in separate incidents.
The Barnstable Street Crime Unit arrested two men Friday after Nantucket police alerted them to suspicious activity at the Nantucket airport, according to a press release from the Barnstable Police Department. Authorities met up with Matthew Chicoine, 21, of Falmouth and Russell Viera, 22, of Hyannis when their flight from Nantucket arrived in Hyannis at 7:36 p.m. According to police, Chicoine was in possession of $1,800 in cash, two small bags of marijuana and 12 suboxone at the time of his arrest. Viera was arrested on three outstanding probation violation default warrants. Chicoine was charged with possession of class B/suboxone with intent to distribute and possession of class D/marijuana with intent to distribute. Viera is being held …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A Cape Air passenger plane struck a bird during its trip from Hyannis to Nantucket. The impact broke the plane’s windshield and forced the plane to turn around.
No one was injured during the incident and the pilot was able to fly safely back to Barnstable Municipal Airport, according to Airport Manager Bud Breault. The bird made quite a mess after crashing through the windshield. The pilot, co-pilot and several passengers were covered with blood. After a quick change of clothes all passengers boarded another plane to Nantucket. Cape Air is inspecting the airplane for structural damage.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Don’t worry if you notice some commotion Thursday at Barnstable Municipal Airport, it’s only a drill.
The Barnstable Municipal Airport along with the Hyannis Fire Department will stage a full-scale emergency drill at the airport Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., according to a press release. The drill will simulate a plane crash carrying 34 passengers and three crewmembers, as well as a resulting fire. Airport Manager Roland “Bud” Breault says the drill will be very realistic looking with fire trucks, police cars and even a helicopter. The Federal Aviation Administration requires airports to conduct the training every three years to provide hands-on training for airport, airline and emergency staff. Access to the airport will be restricted at the scene, which will be staged on the far end of the airport’s east ramp near Mary Dunn Way off …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The airport released its long-term plans for development over the next 10-12 years.
The plans call for updating multiple airplane hangars, improving runways, and leasing land owned by the airport along route 28. The airport submitted an environmental impact report to the state, opening a public comment period that ends October 19th. "It's possible but not certain that all of the improvements in the master plan will be undertaken," said Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault. "But considering the potential, it's important that we identify potential environmental effects and outline a plan to mitigate them." According to Breault, the airport's plan follows Cape Cod Commision and Town of Barnstable standards and would restrict the use of hazardous chemicals. The plan calls for the treatment of storm water runoff before it …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Vintage World War II aircraft will be at the Barnstable Municipal airport from September 12 to 14.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The mighty wings of vintage World War II aircraft – examples of planes that helped to win the war for America and its allies during the 1940s – will be coming to Barnstable Municipal Airport September 12-14 for tours and special flights. Two heavy bombers, a B-24J Liberator and a B-17 Flying Fortress, are scheduled to land at the airport at 2 p.m., September 12, accompanied by a P-51 Mustang fighter. The three aircraft will park on the airport’s east ramp near Route 28 and Mary Dunn Way. They’ll be open for tours from 2-5 p.m. that day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 13 and 9 a.m. to noon on September 14. Admission will be exclusively through the airport gate on Mary Dunn Way. “The bombers were the backbone of the American effort and were …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cafe serves up Cape classics as "gourmet-on-the-go."
Chef Ralph Binder's Mad Platter Cafe has opened at Barnstable Municipal Airport's new passenger terminal. The café features fresh bread and pastries baked on site, gourmet luncheon soups, clam chowder and sandwiches, and house-made specialty dinners to go. Patrons may dine-in at the 34-seat café or take out items for home or the plane. "My passion is to be known as the gourmet-on-the-go," said Binder. "This café is a wonderful addition to the community and an exciting new feature for the airport." Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault said he is gratified to have the airport house a high-quality, locally-owned facility for its passengers and the public. "We competitively bid the space, negotiated a multi-year lease with Chef Binder and …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Airport Commission is looking forward now that major renovation projects are complete.
With the $40 million improvement project at Barnstable Municipal Airport is essentially complete, airport commissioners are turning their attention to the future. At a recent strategic retreat, the seven commissioners decided on steps to increase income and to market the new passenger terminal and aircraft control tower to private and corporate aircraft owners and operators, and to airlines that serve distant destinations. "We now have first-class physical facilities to serve all of Cape Cod," said commission chairman Ronald Persuitte. "It's time we beefed up our business practices." The commission's next steps include the organization of special task forces to recommend operating incentives for air carriers, and potential revenue from …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Through next year, travelers will be able to track aircraft coming and going at the Barnstable Municipal Airport.
The Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission has affirmed the success of its online flight tracking system by renewing a software licensing agreement for another year. Commissioners voted 6-0 July 24 to contract with ITT Exelis, Inc. of Clifton, N.J. to use its Airscene Version R6 software through next June at a cost of $77,966. Two one-year renewal options are part of the agreement. By going to the airport's web site, the public can get an almost-real-time view of all aircraft arriving at and leaving from the airport. For security purposes, there is a 10-minute delay built into the system. The software permits anyone concerned about a low-flying or noisy plane to identify the aircraft operator, its speed and altitude. People may also use …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Barnstable Town Council appointed Mary Smith of Hyannis for a three year term on the Barnstable Municipal Airport commission.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission has welcomed its newest member: Mary Smith of Hyannis. She was appointed to a three-year term by the Barnstable Town Council, succeeding Daniel Santos who resigned earlier this year. "I am delighted to join the commission at this important time in its history when I can assist my colleagues with mapping future services for our beautiful new facilities," Smith said. The new commissioner was employed for 16 years as one of the first female inspectors in the U.S. Customs Service at Boston's Logan Airport. She was co-owner of a Cessna 172 aircraft based at the Hyannis airport. Now employed at the Barnstable Housing Authority, Smith worked formerly in the Barnstable public schools and Cape Cod…