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Newburyport by Air

Travel forward on the wings of history

Did you know the first flying field in New England was on the sand dunes and marshes of Plum Island Beach? An aeroplane called the Flying Fish pioneered the way in 1910, running test flights on a wooden runway at the Plum Island Airport. 

With a past like this, AirNav 2B2 is now owned by Historic New England, and you can visit the Burgess Aviation Museum to learn more about the airport’s World War II activity, as well as its star appearance in the 1942 movie, “Wake Island.

Miles From Downtown Newburyport

Plum Island Airport. AirNav 2B2.

Located on Plum Island Turnpike, and under management by the Plum Island Aerodome, this airport offers passenger services, and pilot training. The 2B2 is also the local center for ultralight aircrafts!

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More Nearby Airports

MASSport (KBOS)

Boston Logan International Airport.

A modern facility with the latest time-saving and customer service amenities, including 50+ airlines, airport-wide WIFI, and an automated Exit Express payment system takes the hassle out of airport parking.

Fly Manchester (KMHT)

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

The premier aviation gateway of the New England region, KMHT is less than 20 miles from Newburyport, MA. Hop off your plane and drive the scenic seacoast to our shops, restaurants and beaches.

North Shore (KBVY)

Beverly Municipal Airport

Providing private, business and corporate aerial access to the North Shore since 1928, KBVY is also known for recreational and instructional flying, with many projects, including new taxiways, in development.

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