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
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
How does our
community benefit from having the airport?
Who owns the
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?
instruction available there?
available for rent?
What businesses or
other entities are located on the airport grounds?
How do I find out more about the
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
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
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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
Informational booths and presentations:
Service with James Auten, aviation specialist
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
To learn more about aviation today, you can visit:
General Aviation Serves America:
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association: