Tiny Hanson airport reminds of an earlier aviation age
It’s easy to miss Cranland Airport in Hanson by land: There’s a small sign on Route 58, but only if you’re coming from the south, and the entrance looks like any other gravel driveway in this rural town. Cranberry bogs stretch in all directions as you drive in. But if you look up on the third Sunday of the month, from April through October, it’s obvious there’s more than farming going on here. The sky is filled with small planes and what look like flying snowmobiles, all swooping down onto a narrow runway in the grass.