Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Marshfield Airport Benefit the Marshfield Economy?
Many are under the misconception that the town of Marshfield runs Marshfield Airport. In reality, the town of Marshfield leases the airport and related property to professional airport management company and fixed base operator (FBO), Shoreline Aviation.
In addition to the leasing revenues generated from this relationship, the town collects over $11,000 in related annual tax revenues, which are paid directly to the Town General Fund.
Including its original purchase of the airport property, runway repairs and other expenditures, the town of Marshfield has spent approximately $3,000 per year on average on airport maintenance and improvements, since its original acquisition in 1965. Thus return on investment for the town has been exceptional.
The airport also supports more than 50 jobs and over $2.5 million in annual payrolls.
How Else Does Marshfield Airport Benefit the Community?
In addition to annual town revenues and jobs created, the airport plays a vital role in the community, supporting public safety and law enforcement including:
- Search & Rescue Operations
- Fire Patrol
- Federal & Local Law Enforcement
- Wildlife & Environmental Monitoring Flights
- Emergency Management & Response
In partnership with Marshfield Emergency Management, Marshfield Airport is also a vital component of the town’s emergency management and response infrastructure and serves as a base for life-saving emergency medical flights, transporting serious emergencies to hospitals in Boston and elsewhere, including organ transport.
Are There Other Ways the Airport Helps the Marshfield Community?
Angel Flights - Through organizations such as Angel Flight Northeast, free assistance is provided to families in need for non-emergency medical transport.
Through these programs, pilots out of Marshfield Airport donate their aircraft, all expenses, and their time to transport pediatric and adult patients to specialized facilities for life saving treatments.
Supporting Marshfield Youth - Over the years, the airport has also evolved into a training center for Marshfield’s youth by providing part-time jobs to high school students, many of whom have trained and received their pilot’s license or mechanic’s license.
Many have gone on to successful careers as airline executives, military and commercial pilots, aerospace engineers, flight instructors, airport managers, and aviation technicians.
School Programs - Airport staff also routinely host tours of the airport for elementary and secondary school classes and other youth groups. And staff members are always ready to participate in career days at local schools.
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