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KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:35 pm
by justAgirlPilot
Check out Crosswinds on the field at Nantucket Memorial--KACK. Relaxed atmosphere, great clam chowder. May want to avoid holiday weekends as they say it gets crazy busy and the ramp stacks up even a day before.

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:51 am
by Andrew B
Sounds like a good get! Im thinking about about using ACK as a destination on my solo cross-country, will have to remember Crosswinds. --Andrew

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:47 pm
by jackhodgson
I'm no CFI so what do I know, but, does it make sense for a solo cross-country to be out across a big chunk of open water like that? Introduces the possibility that the flight might present one lesson too many. ?

// Jack

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:19 pm
by Andrew B
You got me there Jack......

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:53 pm
by turbo
it might depend where you are starting from in that area. if i was leaving ptown then nantucket would be a nice xc destination. most of the great flying is over water to the islands when the wx is good like this weekend except the pres was hogging the airspace. heard 3 transmissions on 121.5 calling planes going into that area. not good. jack, i think i flew over dover on the way to bowman field maine flyin today. great day for flying. Image

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:04 pm
by Andrew B
Well Im out of GHG which is Marshfield Municipal. I would go from Marshfield to Ptown over water, then south to Chatham and then along the beaches south of Chatham which would put me with a jump over a bit of water to get to Nantucket but with the altitude I dont think its too bad of an idea. I fly to Ptown routinely from GHG and its no big deal as long as your at about 3500 - 4000ft. With that altitude it gives you the ability to from the middle, glide to both sides without and engine.

Im open for suggestions about good XC spots that have a restaurants in Ma, I think I am a sucker for a $100 hamburger :D

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:06 pm
by Andrew B
P.S. turbo,

Your right, today was a bueatiful day for some flyin'. Completed my first solo to the practice area today, what a blast.

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:25 pm
by rcigliano
I flew to KACK a couple of weeks ago and avoided long times over water by flying along the north fork of Long Island and then hugging the Connecticut and RI coast line.


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Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:58 pm
by Andrew B
Very cool! Yet to get to that airport but it is certianly on my list. Also want to get down to the vineyard MVY soon too. They have a great restaurant at MVY called Plane View. All the meals are named after aircraft or aviation nobles. Very cool airport with great T-shirts! :D

Re: KACK Nanctucket Crosswinds

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:00 am
by turbo
one of the highlights of ACK is renting a jeep from the airport and driving on the beach and sand dunes. we had everyone take turns driving and the ladies did a amazing job. see u there.Image