Plane-spotting at Norwood Memorial Airport
The airfield south of Boston offers intimate viewing--and listening.
A small white plane descends from the eastern sky, its propeller engine faintly audible in the distance. The plane drops lower and lower until it reaches the runway and then begins climbing again, rising with a growl back into the blue. The pilot, evidently practicing takeoffs and landings, performs the drill over and over, to the delight of 2-year-old Carson Koukkos, watching with his grandparents on a recent morning outside the fence at Norwood Memorial Airport. It’s not the kind of thing you’d typically see or hear at Boston’s Logan International Airport, but you can at this intimate airfield on the other side of Great Blue Hill.