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Roby Dillon

Kids flock to airport for free plane rides

Approximately 60 kids received free plane rides through the Young Eagles program at the Hancock County Airport Open House Saturday. The first flights started just after 9 a.m., with the last flight taking off at approximately 2:30 p.m. Six pilots volunteered their time and aircraft for the free flights. The pilots were Mark Byrne, Charlie…

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Hancock County Airport finishing extended runway

Crews from Casey Electric out of Tell City, Ind. continue to work on installing new LED lighting at the Hancock County Airport. Because of the recent 1,000-foot addition to the runway, the airport needed to install the new LED lighting due to a mandate from the Federal Aviation Administration that new airport runways or extensions…

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