Aviation Themed Playground Announcement - Summer 2011

On July 26th, the Atlantic Aviators proudly announced the future home of the Aviation Themed Playground for the New Bedford Regional Airport(KEWB). The playground will be located in the grassy area Southwest of the control tower at New Bedford Regional Airport (KEWB), in front of “spectator parking”. All components of the custom designed playground are aviation related. The play surface of the area which measures at 90’ by 30’ will be a poured in place rubber composite material, used to minimize debris on airport movement areas, and maximize handicap accessibility.

The equipment has been designed for children aged 2-12 years old. The play area’s design maximizes the play value for all children, both handicapped and able bodied, with several ground level activity panels and a Sway Fun® Glider.The Sway Fun® is a wheelchair accessible glider with benches large enough to seat 9 people, with additional space for 2 wheelchairs.

Another exciting component of the playground is the custom luggage climber, which consists of 9 stacked pieces of luggage that can be painted to suit each sponsors specifications. The luggage is manufactured from glass fiber reinforced concrete. Great for both climbing and sitting. Airplane climber and spring riders will be positioned on the designated taxiway of Poured-in-Place rubber.

The tower with cloud climber, lookouts and wind sock will guide our pilots! The tower, will also include two slides, one at 6’ high, and another at 8’ high; and various activity panels. Recycled benches will also be available for sponsorship. An attached 2” x 10” zinc etched plaque will be installed and recessed at the time of manufacturering.

The Playground is funded entirely by grants, generous donations and support from the community . The Chapter members that make up the Playground Committee have tirelessly worked on creating a place that, on numerous occasions we have heard adults exclaim that they wished they could play on it! Additional sponsorship is needed for this project to come to fruition. Sponsors to our aviation themed playground will be acknowledged on a custom sign or individual equipment pieces. Corporate sponsors may be able to have their logo printed.

Donations of all sizes will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Atlantic Aviators and send them to:
Playground Fund
c/o Atlantic Aviators
P.O. Box 50902
New Bedford, MA 02740