Nantucket Memorial Airport, ACK, is located 3 miles southeast of the town of Nantucket. It is the second busiest airport in Massachusetts.
In the late 1930s, Leslie Holm, a farmer in Nobadeer, plowed over and smoothed some of his cornfields with the help of David Raub, a former test pilot who had moved to Nantucket, and together they formed the Nobadeer Flying Service with three small planes they had bought for charter and instruction.
During WWII ACK served as a Naval Aviation base.
The airport covers 1,200 acres and has 3 runways.
Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. Due to tourists and seasonal residents, the population of the island increases to at least 50,000 during the summer months.