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Wasn't the tv show" Wings" filmed at Tom Nevers Field (airport). Is there such a place and can it be visited?

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Wings was "set" on Nantucket, but they did not do much actual filming here. The exterior shot of the airport on the show is indeed Nantucket Memorial Airport (the real name of the one airport on the island), but the interior shots on tv look nothing like the real thing. Tom Nevers is a residential area on the eastern end of the island and does not have its own airport.

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Although the show took place at "Tom Nevers Field" on Nantucket, most of the show was filmed elsewhere, with shots of Nantucket added for color. The airport is near a sparsely settled residential section of the island called "Tom Nevers", but I've never heard it called "Tom Nevers Field". It was originally called Ackerly Field (which exlains the airport's code and the mysterious little ACK ovals on peoples' bumpers). It's now called Nantucket Memorial Airport and you can certainly visit it (it's the second most active airport in Massachusetts). You can fly there from Hyannis for about $50 on one of several small independent flying services not unlike the one depicted on the show. There is a restaurant (Hutch's) at the airport with a lunch counter, but it's not much like the one on the show.

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As the other posters mention, only exterior shots of the airport are used. But as for the restaurant, I like it. It's not like on the show, but it is fun and casual. We try to grab breakfast there when we take our summer vacation. And the airport gift shop is actually a good source of souvenir shopping. I bought stand calendars (with individual artwork for each month) for 2005 there in July 2004 and gave them as Christmas presents.

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