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Alton Bay “Airport On Ice” 2018 — In Full Swing, Saturday, February 17.

by Anura Guruge


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Last week Alton’s famous ‘Airport on Ice‘, on Alton Bay, on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, was ready for action but there was a paucity of planes. Not so on Saturday, February 17. This is the ‘carnival’ weekend, with Sunday slated as the day of the ‘festival’ per se. But, it is snowing as I write and there will be snow on the runway and taxiway first thing in the morning until it is cleared.

Today was a tad colder than last weekend, at 33°F (i.e., just above freezing). But, with no snow on the ice, the Bay was slippery. I did NOT want to venture far with my Sony a7 II. IF I fell and damaged it — that would be a bit of a shame.

Sunday will be warm, in the 40s°F (4.4+°C). So, I think there will be a fair amount of plane traffic come the afternoon.

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by Anura Guruge

Alton Bay “Airport On Ice” 2018 Ready To Roll — But Lacks Planes.

by Anura Guruge


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I had read, on Thursday, that the runway had been cleared of snow and that the 2018 ‘Airport on Ice‘, on Alton Bay, on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, was ready for action.

Given that Saturday was warm (i.e., 40°F (4.4°C)) with nary a gust of wind I expected to see a stream of planes landing and taking off. Bit crushed that it was EMPTY when we swung by around 2pm. There might have been a few planes earlier. There were some tire tracks on the apron — where the planes park. But, it could have been a car.

Yes, I know that the ‘Festival’ per se is next weekend, but in prior years we have had planes before and after the festival.

I plan to swing by on Sunday too, but we are expecting a ton of rain — which would not be conducive to flying.


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by Anura Guruge