Airport event brings over $33,000 to county

A report on the fly-in event at Allen County Regional Airport showed the economic impact of such activities. The fly-in was organized by an aviation enthusiast, and could set the stage for similar events in the future.

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May 24, 2022 - 2:16 PM

Will Kientz of St. Louis fills his Globe Swift with fuel. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A private event at the Allen County Regional Airport over the weekend generated more than $33,600 in revenue for the county and businesses.

The airport sold $27,507.94 in fuel for the weekend fly-in that brought more than 30 historic war-era planes and helicopters, Public Works Director Mitch Garner said.

“While the events were not county-sponsored, we benefited greatly,” he said.

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