With our latest open house at the Marlboro Airport came a chance to listen to Jack Keenan speak about helicopter safety, and a chance to meet some new students and also make some new friends in the helicopter community. It turned out to be a perfect day to fly, with local helicopter operators and owners flying in to show their support and attend the Boston helicopter safety seminar with Jack Keenan leading the way.
Matt, Taryn, Lindsay at the Gate
The introductory rides stopped for a while when we all went into the classroom (which was standing room only with about 30 people attending), but the introductory lessons for the potential new students continued in earnest shortly after the presentation ended and all our friends grabbed some lunch (prepared by one of our instructors-in-training Steven).
Wes from Heli-Ops was nice enough to fly up from the Norwood area to attend the helicopter safety seminar and hang out with the gang at the Marlboro Airport. He brought his beautiful helicopter for all the students to drool over (from a distance that would keep it clean) and talk about the upcoming Cars and Copters event at the Plymouth Airport on September 18th. Everyone watched at Wes demonstrated some professional flying when he left the Marlboro Airport. Thanks for coming Wes! If you’re looking for a Boston helicopter tour from the Norwood Airport – be sure to give Heli-Ops a call….
More helicopters at Marlboro
Cars and Copters 2011
We were even fortunate enough to make a new friend, Chris, who flew into Marlboro in his Robinson R-44 helicopter to give some introductory lessons to potential new North Andover Flight Academy students! Once they came down in the Robinson R-44 they were happy to have refreshments and speak to our instructors about learning to fly helicopters at the Marlboro Airport – Boston’s fastest growing helicopter school location! We have quite a few new recipients for our newsletter thanks to Chris! It was nice to get a chance to chat with our new Marlboro helicopter friend over some burgers grilled up by Steven. Chris “wowed” the crowd with his ability to hover his R-44 at 30 feet and depart perpendicular to the runway over a pseudo-confined area of trees (though we had to let him know that we all need to use proper noise abatement and depart using the runways to avoid making too much noise)…we had a good laugh and it won’t happen again at Marlboro!
Our new friend helping attract new students
Photo op with an R22 and R44 Marlboro
Wonderful chat Chris – we will definitely talk again soon! (He was nice enough to let us grab some photos of his R-44).
Anthony (who will be our newest Assistant Chief Instructor once Marlboro is approved as our Part 141 satellite base), did a great job along with his fiance Lindsey arranging the guest speakers and all of the awnings and preparation that goes into sponsoring an event like this.
And what would Marlboro Airport be without Bob and Bruce? Both were wonderful hosts and love working with the gang at NAFA. They can’t say enough great things about Anthony and Matt! Fred was also around to help out with the crowd and talk helicopters.
Another new CFI is coming up through the ranks – Matt S will be around, and has signed up for the 141 ground school. Matt is originally from Tennessee and commutes from Boston to attend helicopter training at Marlboro. Great to see you Matt! Can’t wait to blog about your accomplishments!
Also a welcome to Bruce and Betty – the latest fixed wing/ helicopter enthusiasts to come to Marlboro!
Part 141 classroom
Marlboro Airport has that certain type of atmosphere that brings you back to another time and place…wonderful old airplanes, that are now mixing with helicopter flight training in a controlled, cooperative manner. Everyone gets along well, and everyone enjoys the new life that Anthony and the gang have put into the Marlboro Airport with the assistance of Bruce and Bob!
Come see why the Marlboro Airport helicopter school is the fastest growing helicopter flight school in Boston – you will love it too!
North Andover Flight Academy Marlboro will be the ONLY Part 141 helicopter flight school west and south of Boston. Our Marlboro location doesn’t just serve the Marlboro area – we have students from Norwood, Walpole, Canton, Dedham, Boston, Cambridge, Stoughton, Sharon, and Newton.