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June 24, 2014

London-Corbin Airport to hold open house

CORBIN — By Kristina Smith / Staff Writer

More than 5,000 people are expected to converge on the London-Corbin Airport for its open house Saturday, according to airport manager Larry Corum.

The free event begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 4 p.m.

“We like for families to be able to come and not spend a penny if they don’t want to,” Corum said.

Corum said the open house serves two purposes - to allow the public to explore the airport and to celebrate the 4th of July and local heroes. For the past several years the airport has held an open house the weekend before Independence Day.

“We want to recognize our military, fire and rescue heroes,” Corum said.

The airport will have a car show, inflatables, food and music along with aircraft and emergency vehicles for families to view. Corum said that small aircraft and helicopter rides will be available for $25.

Pilots will be at the open house to talk to attendees and some aircrafts will be open for viewing.

A trolley will transport attendees from the parking lot to the airport. A tractor with a hay wagon will also be available for families to have a hay ride up to the open house if they wish to do so.

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