Airport Appreciation Day hits Ashland Airport

ASHLAND, Ore. – An annual event, put on a five-year hiatus by the pandemic, soared back bigger than ever in Ashland.

Airport Day brought community members and airport enthusiasts together for an exciting day of aviation. Aircraft of all sizes and eras were on display, from RC planes propelled by jet fuel to full 1950’s restorations.

Planes landed and took off from the runway, aweing the crowd as they zipped through the air.

We’ve had a really good turnout today,” said Robert Skinner, owner and operator of Skinner Aviation who runs the airport in Ashland. 

There’s a lot of good activities, there’s a lot of stuff for children. We have Styrofoam gliders and chalk to paint on the tarmac and all sorts of fun stuff to do.

There were even some planes offering rides for a cost. The event was free and open to the public.

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NBC5 News reporter Kade Stirling was born and raised in Idaho. Kade graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with a degree in Digital Media. He started his broadcast career as a Master Control Operator at KMVT in Twin Falls, ID. He's a bookworm, Lego fanatic and an animal lover. As an outdoor enthusiast, Kade loves Southern Oregon. He spends his free time hiking with his fiancé and dog.
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