Where we fly ...

"... Infinitely gentle is this unfelt motion forward and upward. The illusion is complete: it seems not to be the balloon that moves, but the earth that sinks down and away ..."
Alberto Santos-Dumont, "My Air-Ships"

Directions to the launch site ...

We are located in beautiful and historic New England. We're just a short distance from Boston with easy access from Interstate 495 or Route 2. Give us a call to make your reservation. We meet by scheduled appointment, at the Minuteman Airfield in Stow, MA, for sunrise flights on weekends and some weekdays throughout the year.

From Route 495
Take exit 28, Route 111, toward Boxborough. Turn right on Stow Rd. At each fork/stop sign, stay to the right. Minute Man Air Field will be on your right -- there is a white oval sign at the end of the driveway.

From Route 128
Take the RT-2 W exit 29B to Acton/Fitchburg Take Rt. 2 West - go approximately 3.4 mi Continue on Rt. 2 West - go 4.6 mi At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and continue on Rt. 2 West - go 2.4 mi Take the RT-111 W exit 43 (note: exit is on left) to W. Acton - go 3.6 mi Turn left at Stow Rd - go 1.4 mi Continue on Boxboro Rd - go 0.3 mi

From Route 117
Rt. 117 ... From the west:
Follow Route 117 into Stow. Shortly after passing Center School (on your left), take the left fork onto Crescent Street. The Town Hall will be in the center of the fork, look for the green sign with a white airplane. Go straight at the stop sign (Fire Department on your left). Stay left at the fork in the road (Pilot Grove Farm will be on your right). At the four-way intersection, take a left onto Boxboro Road. Minute Man Air Field will be on your left -- there is a white oval sign at the end of the driveway.

Rt. 117 ... From the east:
Follow Route 117 into Stow. About 1/4 mile past the shopping plaza, take a right onto Crescent Street (look for the green sign with a white airplane). Stay to the right passing Pilot Grove Farm. At the four-way intersection, take a left onto Boxboro Road. Minute Man Air Field will be on your left -- there is a white oval sign at the end of the driveway.

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