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    Cranland Airport in Hanson one of 11 privately owned, public use airports in Massachusetts

    Cranland Airport

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    of 11 privately owned, public use airports in Massachusetts.

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    1961

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    is when it was certified for public use.

    1,760

    Length in feet of its single paved runway, which is 60 feet wide and was originally used by crop dusters spraying
    cranberry bogs.

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    planes are based at Cranland, including the restored seaplane that singer Jimmy Buffettcrashed off Nantucket in 1994.

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    of the Experimental Aircraft ­Association has a clubhouse
    on the site and holds monthly fly-in breakfasts every third ­Sunday from April through

    October.

    Sources: Peter Oakley, Cranland Airport owner; Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautic Division