Steve Cote, Airboss of Massachusetts Announces:
Fly The Boston Marathon
Location: Hopkinton, MA… Free
Here is a way to get a Beech Bum T-shirt:
Public Event with 25,000+ participants
Monday, April 15, 2013
Major race steps off at 10am and then ongoing for several hours.
See other start times below.
No FAA flight restriction.
Flight info below is recommended per participating pilot’s prior agreement with FAA.
Squawk 1200. (Too many planes for discrete code).
Get the altimeter setting on the KBED ATIS – 124.6.
Arrive at one thousand four hundred feet MSL over Hopkinton, Massachusetts
which is 26+ miles west of Boston. 1400 feet MSL is the altitude agreed upon for fixed wing aircraft.
Announce that you are joining the “round” on 122.85. Then safely slip in behind a banner tow.
Make left turns and look down at 25,000+ runners waiting to start.
You will see helicopters below you at 900 feet making right turns. More TV helicopters will be
at 2500 feet to bounce microwave signals. Helicopters frequently use 123.025 air-to-air in flight.
If you intend to go all the way to the finish line you will need to get this info (and good luck).
1) Flight is restricted within 3 miles of Fenway Park due to a Red Sox game which ends ???.
2) You will be entering the Logan Airport KBOS Class Bravo at 8 dme. (BOS VOR 112.7)
3) Get clearance from Boston Skyways on 124.725
East bound fly south of the race course. West bound fly north of the course.
Watch out for potential low level jet fly-over just prior to 10am start.
Mobility impaired at 9:00
Elite women 9:32
First of three 9000 runner waves 10am
Report your attendance for a BEECH BUM Tshirt and PT points to Tom Corcoran firstname.lastname@example.org