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Bedford/Laurence G. Hanscom Field

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KBED
Airport
ICAO: KBED – IATA: BED
Summary
Name Bedford/Laurence G. Hanscom Field
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Bedford, Massachusetts
Serving Bedford
Elevation 40.538 m
133 ft
133 ft40.538 m
Coordinates 42° 28' 15.09" N, 71° 17' 21.72" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 1556 m5,104.987 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
11/29 2134 m7,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation KBED 221156Z 03013G21KT 10SM -RA BKN009 OVC016 04/03 A2934 RMK AO2 SLP951 P0001 60029 70032 T00390033 10044 20039 58041
Station Bedford, Hanscom Field
Date/Time 22 March 2019 11:56:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 13 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 3.9°C
Dew point 3.3°C
Humidity 95%
QNH hPa
Weather condition light rain

WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Bedford/Laurence G. Hanscom Field

ICAO: KBED IATA: BED

Hanscom Air Force Base

Description

Laurence G. Hanscom Field, also known by both Hanscom Field and Hanscom Air Force Base, is a public use airport located in Bedford, a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Climatology

Humid continental climate with a maritime influence (Köppen climate classification Dfa/Cfa) - characterized by four seasons: cold, windy, snowy winters, mild springs, hot, humid summers, and crisp and relatively short autumns. Precipitation reaches its lowest in January and February and peaks in summer and latter half of spring.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KBED

  • GLF4, Bedford MA USA, 2014 (On 31 May 2014, a Gulfstream IV attempted to take off with the flight control gust locks engaged and, when unable to rotate, delayed initiating the inevitable rejected take off to a point where an overrun at high speed was inevitable. The aircraft was destroyed by a combination of impact forces and fire and all seven occupants died. The Investigation attributed the accident to the way the crew were found to have habitually operated but noted that type certification had been granted despite the aircraft not having met requirements which would have generated an earlier gust lock status warning.)