Aviation Celebration

Dick Peck, one Fayette County’s best known pilots, came by the Record office Tuesday to beat the drum for the Meet Your Airport open house and fly-in Saturday April 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The airport, properly known as Fayette Regional Air Center, just underwent $2.8 million in improvements and additions including fencing and new hangers. Ten percent of that ($280,165) was provided by cost sharing among the county and three largest municipalities.

Peck said the April 14 event will be an opportunity to show the completed project off to the public. He wants to make the case that the airport is not just a convenience for people wealthy enough to own an airplane. “It creates a huge local economic impact,” he said citing statistics documenting over $2 million in annual economic activity.

 

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