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June 14, 2024

City of Ashland to hold ‘Airport Day’ for the first time in five years

Ashland Municipal Airport (see red map pin) is located off Indian Memorial Road at the southeast corner of Ashland, east of Exit 14 off Interstate 5. Map data ©2024 Google
June 7, 2024

Aerial events, displays, activities set for Saturday, June 8

Airport Day is back at the Ashland Municipal Airport after an extended hiatus. 

A variety of aeronautical and mechanical activities will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Ashland Municipal Airport at Sumner Parker Field, 403 Dead Indian Memorial Road. 

Skydivers, smokejumpers, the Ashland Robotics Club, food trucks and plane and helicopter rides will all be included in the event, according to a listing on the city of Ashland’s calendar. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see a display from ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, an airplane on display and participate in a variety of kids activities. 

Admission and parking are free for the event. 

The Ashland Municipal Airport was established in 1965 on land previously leased by the city since the 1940s from Sumner Parker, a pilot who originally developed the landing strip. The airport has 34 hangars, 120 tie-down spaces and supports about 85 based aircraft.

In the year ending May 11, 2021, the airport recorded 26,050 aircraft operations, an average of 71 flights per day.

Skinner Aviation is the contracted fixed base operator for the airport.

Source: City of Ashland news release. Email Ashland.news reporter Morgan Rothborne at morganr@ashland.news.

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