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Local pilots offering plane rides

Community Plane Ride Day set for Saturday at the airpark


While the Lawrence County Commission considers disbanding the Lawrence County Airport, the Tri-State Pilots Association is trying to come up with funds to maintain the Chesapeake site.

The organization is hosting a Community Plane Ride Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence County Airpark.

Local pilots will offer plane rides for $25 per adult. Children 7 and under are $5 with a paying adult. The event is sponsored by Attitude Aviation. All proceeds will provide funds for maintenance of the airport.

“This will be an opportunity to visit our airport to build memories, especially for the younger ones flying for the first time in a small plane,” said Don Lee, a long-time pilot. “We hope you will visit our airport even if you don’t want to fly.”

Food will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ken-O-Valley Teen Leadership Council, a Girl Scout Troop from Ashland, Ky., will be serve hot dogs, hamburgers, bagged snacks, cookies and soft drinks in the picnic shelter.

The airport has been open since Labor Day 1929, making it one of the oldest airports in the state. The airpark is the home port for more than 50 airplanes

The rain date for the event is June 9.

For more information contact Joey Johnson at (304) 208-3658.