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Logan County Airport one of 19,200 landing facilities used for business and public services

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[April 29, 2010]  Could your business benefit from the airport?

As the Logan County Airport turns 60 years old, a special emphasis has been placed on communicating how the airport serves the community. The 60th anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday during the fourth annual Airport Daze.

General aviation represents flights that are not military or airline-related. As part of the general aviation infrastructure, the Logan County Airport is one of 19,200 landing facilities networking communities in the United States.

Last measured in 2004, general aviation flights constituted an estimated 79 percent of all U.S. flights, of which approximately 65 percent were made for business and public services.

"The Standard & Poor's 500 analysis found that firms from every industry sector that routinely used general aviation from 1992 to 1999 to transport their employees, business partners, management teams and customers earned 146 percent more." -- General Aviation Serves America

Have you ever wondered:

  • What goes on out at the Logan County Airport?

  • If the Logan County Airport might benefit you or your business?

  • Can, or do jets fly in there?

  • Do we need the airport?

  • How does our community benefit from having the airport?

  • Who owns the airport?

  • Who can use it? Is the Logan County Airport for private or public use?

  • How much does the airport cost Logan County taxpayers? (OK, that answers a couple of questions from above.)

  • What services are located at the airport?

  • Is flight instruction available there?

  • Are aircraft available for rent?

  • What businesses or other entities are located on the airport grounds?

  • How do I find out more about the airport?

That last, all-encompassing question is the easiest to answer. You have the opportunity to come out and experience the Logan County Airport and learn more when its 60th anniversary is celebrated on Saturday.

While the airport opened Jan. 1, 1950, and was dedicated on June 25 that year, the anniversary observance this year will be in conjunction with the May 1 Airport Daze event.

Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning with Young Eagle first flights for youth 8-18 years of age.

As soon as the planes have been shut down and quieted, noontime ceremonial matters will begin.

You are invited to join federal, state and local government officials who will be present to celebrate the airport's anniversary.

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Logan County Board Chairman Terry Carlton will speak about the economic impact and quality-of-life benefits that the Logan County Airport has provided the community for the past 60 years and the airport's potential.

Informational booths and presentations:

  • National Weather Service with James Auten, aviation specialist

  • Lincoln Land Community College with Jim Van Kleek, aviation program director

  • Logan County Airport display

Weather permitting, various types of aircraft will be flying in throughout the day. Even if the weather does not cooperate, you won't have to look too hard to find a pilot, and it isn't hard to get them to talk.

Could you be missing an opportunity that could put you and your business ahead? The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association states: "General aviation benefits our economy by enhancing the profitability and competitive strength of U.S. businesses and industries." General aviation constitutes "a $20-billion-a year industry, which generates more than $150 billion in economic activity. Thousands of communities benefit as their airports create a positive ripple effect in the local economy. Their business people take advantage of rapid, on-demand air transportation, and the airports help attract corporations that would never locate a plant, headquarters or distribution center in a town without an airport."

Do you know what goes on at our local airport? This is a time and place to learn more.

This year's Airport Daze is co-sponsored by the Logan County Board and Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County and is hosted by Heritage In Flight Museum.

The Logan County Airport and Heritage In Flight are located east of North Kickapoo Street, northeast of Lincoln.


For more information on Saturday's events, see:

Kids fly free at Airport Daze celebration
Logan County Airport and Heritage In Flight Museum anniversaries to be observed and Vietnam soldiers remembered

To learn more about aviation today, you can visit:

General Aviation Serves America:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

Aero-News Network


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