• Alton Bay ice runway closes after 45-day season, around 740 landings


    ALTON, N.H. - New Hampshire's popular ice runway has closed for the warmer months after landing around 740 planes this season. 

    A social post by the people behind the Alton Bay Seaplane Base and Ice Runway estimates the number of planes that landed on the ice runway (B18) was a record. 

    They say around 740 planes landed over the 20 days the ice runway was operated. It's the only Federal Aviation Administration-approved ice runway in the lower 48 states. 

    The organizers thanked all the pilots and passengers who passed through over the 45-day season's 20 open days. 

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