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Plymouth Municipal Airport and Massachusetts Car Rental
Plymouth Municipal Airport is a town-owned, public-use airport. In 1934 the Plymouth Municipal Airport was cleared from an old apple orchard. When you visit the Plymouth Municipal Airport today with your Massachusetts car rental you will find that it is home to some 155 aircraft, used for business, recreation and public safety. The Plymouth Municipal Airport is also home to 21 private businesses, employing more than 175 persons. These businesses offer services ranging from flight schools, aircraft maintenance, aircraft sales, corporate flight departments and more! Check out the Plymouth Municipal Airport today with your Massachusetts car rental.
An inspiring story
Like the history of many airports in the United States, the idea for an airport in Plymouth started shortly after Charles Lindbergh's famous Trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. In the years after his famous flight, Lindbergh traveled the United States promoting aviation and in particular promoting the idea of a system of airports throughout the US. Lindbergh saw a big future for aviation but realized the need for good airports. Hundreds of towns across the country started to look at the possibility of building airports in their communities. See what the Plymouth Municipal Airport has to offer you when you travel with your Massachusetts car rental.
From the beginning
In 1931 the Town of Plymouth, as part of an overall Master Plan, initiated a study which looked at the addition of an airport along South Meadow road in West Plymouth. The study envisioned an airport which might be considered an unusual design by today's standards. Like most airports of the 1920's and early 1930's, the proposed airport was in essences a large circular grass field; no specific runways like the airports of today just a big "round" grass field. In truth this was the most common design for airports from the early days of the Wright Brothers. At this time, very few airports were paved. The older style biplanes with their "tail skids" and narrow landing gear took off and landed more predictably from a grass strip. Further the aircraft were even better behaved if the pilot could point the aircraft "straight" into the wind and not have to fight "cross winds" on takeoff and landing.
For the community
Boston Medflight Helicopters are a very active tenant on the airport, providing emergency medical helicopter service to area residents in times of medical emergencies. Medflight operates an average of 4 to 6 flights per day responding to the emergency medical needs of the residents of the Plymouth and the Southeastern Massachusetts area. The Plymouth Municipal Airport is also the headquarters for the Massachusetts State Police, Air Wing. With three based helicopters and one airplane, the Air Wing is active in air search, air rescue, anti-terrorism and interfaces with various Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies. Medflight and the State Police Air Wing are valued tenants on the Plymouth Municipal Airport, both contribute greatly to the health and safety to our community. The Plymouth County Fire plane is also based and operated from the Plymouth Municipal Airport, providing critical assistance to the local fire departments during periods of high fire danger to locate forest fires within the county. This service has proved most valuable, as Plymouth County has become more built up in recent years by reducing the response time for fire personnel to forest fires and greatly reduces the danger to life and property.
Before you go...
For more information when you travel with your Massachusetts car rental to the Plymouth Municipal Airport check out their official website at http://www.pymairport.org/ or call (508) 746 - 2020