Northampton Aeronautics
2 reviews

Located on the scenic Connecticut River, the Northampton Airport (7B2) has a 3365' runway with a 24-hour self-service 100 LL fuel stop, fully-licensed flight school, airplane rentals, certified maintenance department and FBO office.

Redbird Simulator, Loaner Headsets,Snack Box, Wifi,Renal Car Drop Off, Full Service Flight School

CFI Rate: $63.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $63.00/hr


Local Procedure Briefing

Northampton Aeronautics

Northampton Airport


fueling aircraft

Pilots are generally asked to fuel rental aircraft (this is how we keep rental prices down) however, pilots should ask airport staff to tow aircraft to the fuel pumps.

access to aircraft during business hours

Pilots should visit for front desk for dispatch.

access to aircraft after business hours

Arrangements can be made with the front desk for after hours departures and returns.

returning aircraft during business hours

Pilots should record hobbs and tach time on the sheet found in the clipboard and ensure keys are also returned to clipboard. Aircraft should be tied down after use.

returning aircraft after business hours

This information will be given by front desk personnel when after hours flights are arranged.

getting reimbursed if you buy fuel elsewhere

We reimburse up to the amount charged at 7B2 at the time of purchase.

Local Airspace Considerations

standard departure procedures

Noise abatement procedures for RW 32, climb straight out to pattern altitude before proceeding on-course. Calm wind runway is 14.

best way to get flight following

Departing 7B2 contact Bradley Approach after passing pattern altitude on 125.35.

local reporting points

Please don't use landmarks for reporting. Please use distance, direction, and altitude.

routine radio position reports

10 miles out, 5 miles out, 45 degree or cross wind entry, downwind, base, and final. Also clear of runway.

Local Flight Planning Tips

noise sensitive areas

City of Northampton located west, south west off the departure end of 32. Climb straight out to pattern altitude before on course.


Mountain ridge off departure end of 14.

hazardous arrival paths to be avoided

Westover Air Force base is located approximately 9 miles to the south. Frequent heavy C5 activity in the area flying approaches to KCEF. Barnes airport is located approximately 12 miles to the southwest. F15 activity there.

best airports to visit in the area

Good restaurants located at KBAF, KEEN and nearby at KORE.

Local Airfield Operations

taxiing to the runways

Do not angle aircraft for run-up on taxiway leading to RW 32 due to gravel and stones on edges that could potentially ding the prop.

run up area

Run-up can be done in keyhole at the beginning of RW 32 if necessary but not preferred.

noise abatement procedures

RW 32 climb straight out to patten altitude before turning on course.

Nov. 18, 2016, 10:25 p.m.

Northampton Aeronautics is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews.
Pilot Comments

Operator Info

160 Old Ferry Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Northampton Aeronautics

Map It

view larger map / directions