a.m. to noon
The day opens with Young Eagle flights. Through this EAA program,
youth from age 8 up to 18 are given the opportunity to experience
the joy of flight. These flights are free for first-time rides in a
small airplane. Flights are provided by experienced pilots wishing
to inspire youth through aviation. A parent must be present for the
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WLCN-FM radio will be broadcasting live remote with popular DJs
Jim Ash and Jeff Maxwell.
As soon as the planes have been shut down and quieted, ceremonial
matters will begin.
In honor of the Logan County Airport's 60th anniversary, Logan
County Board Chairman Terry Carlton will speak about the economic
impact and quality of life that the airport has provided the
community, and the airport's future potential.
With this being the 45th anniversary of when U.S. troops entered
combat in Vietnam, a bell ceremony has been planned that will note
each Logan County soldier who was killed in Vietnam.
The year 2010 also marks Heritage In Flight Museum's 30th
anniversary, with the last 25 years being at the Logan County
Airport. Museum curator Jack Burke will present recognitions to a
few of its members.
Doug Board will be grilling IGA rib-eye steaks for sandwiches,
with profits going to St. Jude. Come out and get a sandwich and
enjoy the airport.
Free popcorn and balloons all day.
Free anniversary cake in the afternoon.
For those wanting to see our community from a different
perspective, airplane flights will available in the afternoon.
Donations from flights will go to support the museum.
Visitors can learn more about the airport and aviation through
various displays, demonstrations and presentations.
Informational booths and presenters:
Service with aviation weather specialist James Auten
Community College with Jim Van Kleek, aviation program director
Logan County Airport display with
engineering, layout and general information about the airport
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Weather permitting, various types of aircraft will be flying in
throughout the day. Come out and just enjoy watching the planes if
you like. See if you can identify what they are and then visit with
the pilots. You might expect to see antique 1920 to 1950 Fairchild
aircraft with radial engines, or an SNJ Navy Warbird, or more common
Cessnas, Pipers, Bonanzas, experimental RVs, maybe even a Kitfox and
other aircraft. There are sure to be tail wheels, low wings, high
wings, high performance, not so fast, every sort, size and shape
aircraft, with a few surprises thrown in.
When planes aren't coming or going, you can also get a close-up
and inspect the static line aircraft and vehicle display, featuring
two military helicopters, a Huey and a Bell 47; the F4 Phantom
long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber; or a
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer, aka "T-Bird"; the A-7
Corsair subsonic light attack aircraft; or the classic cargo
In the museum hangar you will find some of the finest displays of
historic warbird nose-art around and other all-the-time displays.
You and your children can watch how an aircraft engine works as a
cutaway engine in an enclosed lighted display case moves.
Come for an hour, or plan to hang out for the day. Where there
are planes, there are pilots, and it's a given there'll be plenty of
hangar talk, rain or shine. It's always a fun day at the airport.
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 Museum are
located east of North Kickapoo Street, northeast of Lincoln.
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