PHOTOS: Lake to be Used as Ice Runway for Planes

Lake approved as ice runway.

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A plane flies in as ice fisherman fish on Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Alton, N.H.
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Ice runway manager Paul LaRochelle, parks plans in Alton Bay on frozen Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Alton, N.H.
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Angela Leedy of Pittstown, N.J., looks for a parking spot after flying three hours to the New Hampshire ice runway.
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After weeks of weekend snowstorms pilots across the northeast got a chance to fly onto the only approved ice runway in the lower 48 states.
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A 3,000-foot airstrip in New Hampshire is popular with pilots, said Airport Director Paul LaRochelle, who keeps it plowed when the ice is strong enough.
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After weeks of stormy weekends dozens of pilots from across the Northeast flew onto the ice runway in New Hampshire.
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