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Boystown Fly-in-Ranch
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Ray DeForge
reviewed 5 months ago
Back in August of 1970, I was a student solo who was a Navy photographer stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine. My hometown is Warren, so I would land at the now defunct Fall River Municipal Airport, and visit the folks on the weekend. I landed at Boys Town, flying my Aeronca 7AC. The airport was charted as "pvt" on the March 1969 Boston Local aeronautical chart (although it's depicted on the eastern edge, along Potter's Cove, instead of on the west shore. It was a most memorable occasion; for, as I taxied clear of the runway at the north end and shut down, a number of kids, ranging in age from about 8 to 14 came to the airplane, armed with all sorts of questions and curiosity. I wonder -to this day - if this was some kind of summer camp. After about a 30 minute layover (when all questions were answered), I departed to the south, remaining well clear of Quonset Point (NAS) airspace, and returned to Fall River. Although no longer charted on the New York Sectional, Google Earth still shows the north / south runway still intact on the north-westernmost shore of the Island. It is my dream that someday, I will be able to return to Boys Town, this time in the Van pulling a tall cargo trailer containing a Powered Parachute. From there, I would love to depart to the north, fly along the Warren River for an aerial photo shoot; then RTB (Return To Base) back to Prudence. If there is anyone who could lead me to contact the present owner(s) of this facility for permission to operate there, I would greatly appreciate it. I can also do aerial photos of the Island as well.
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Glen Larson
reviewed 10 months ago
Strictly a private airport. In 1980 I was a flight instructor for Korcuc Aviation at T. F. Green airport and one of my students was Mr. Rossi, who owned the place. I consider myself fortunate to have flown in and out with Mr. Rossi. I don't know anyone else who has ever flown there! The "Quality" rating above is irrelevant, but I enjoyed the experience. I believe the airport is closed now.