By 1812Blockhouse, Press Release
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $6,023,701 grant to the city of Mansfield to reconstruct the apron and taxilane at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.
“Ohio airports are vital infrastructure supporting travel and commerce in our state,” Brown said. “These federal investments are great news for the region and will enhance safety and operations at Mansfield Lahm and improve travel for area residents and businesses.”
The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems through the Airport Improvement Program. The program supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security, and lessen environmental impact.More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
Summer revelers can close out the 2022 season with a new annual event, Mansfield Lahm Airport Day, which kicks off Saturday August 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Designed to introduce the community to the many significant updates and improvements at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, the event highlights the Airport as an important business driver in the community, but also its role in bringing in leisure travelers to experience the community’s many offerings. Events specially designed to ignite an interest in the world of aviation will excite the airport’s youngest visitors on Airport Day.
The Young Eagles program takes junior aviators, age 8-17, on their first free ride in a small airplane. Local volunteer pilots from the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) donate their time and their personal aircraft to offer these flights. The volunteer pilots demonstrate how airplanes work, share and explain aeronautical charts and how they’re used to map flight and give guests a tour of airplane interior and instrument panel, describing the function of each feature. Then, it’s time to fly as kids experience their 15-20 minutes in the air, following the basic steps in the flight pattern. (No aerobatic maneuvers being performed.)More…
By Master Sgt. Joseph Harwood
The 164th Airlift Squadron conducted a ceremonial final formation flight of two C-130H Hercules as part of their “Flying Legacy” tribute ceremony, April 23, 2022, held at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, in Ohio. The unit invited current members, their family and friends as well as prior service members to join them in a private ceremony in order to pay tribute to the historical flying unit’s aviation history as it enters a new era with a new non-aviation based mission.
Col. Darren Hamilton, 179th Airlift Wing commander, opened the ceremony thanking those in attendance and briefing an outline of the plan for embarking on the ceremonial final formation flight followed by remarks regarding the historical significance of the day for the crowd in front of a C-130H Hercules static display.More…
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It was announced on Wednesday that nearly 100 airports across the state of Ohio will receive nearly $254 million in federal funding over the next five thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Mansfield Lahm Airport is one of those recipients and will receive $295,000.
“This airport funding is a big win for Ohio across our state, for urban and rural areas alike. Upgrading and modernizing our airports will create tens of thousands of jobs and play a key role in attracting business and growing Ohio’s economy, both in the near term and for many years to come,” said US Senator Rob Portman. “Now that air travel is beginning to ramp up as we work to get through this pandemic, it is the right time to make significant investments in our airports to ensure they will be able to meet the increasing demands of services.”More…
On Friday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, home to the 179th Airlift Wing, where he met with Wing leadership and the Airmen currently serving at the installation.
The 179AW helps transport strategic movement of personnel and cargo through the U.S. and the world and participates in disaster relief efforts and other domestic emergencies as required.
In August, Portman joined the Ohio Congressional Delegation in a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force expressing support for the 179th Airlift Wing’s proposed transition to the Information Warfare Wing/Cyberspace Wing mission.More…
By 1812Blockhouse, FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the awarding of more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States.
The funding from the fifth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. View an interactive map with all the awards.
“These grants will improve safety, sustainability and accessibility at airports across our country,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said.More…
In addition to news of a spec building to be constructed on Airport West Road for industrial and warehousing purposes, Mansfield City Council heard of another Lahm Airport development during its Tuesday committee meetings.
Attorney Bud Vetter, representing local investors Dan and Brenda Niss, shared news that they would like to invest $2 million in the facility for creation of a self serve fueling operation, also known as a “fuel farm.” This will allow for airplanes to easily fuel at Lahm, further enhancing its operational capacity.
Vetter shared that the project would also include the construction of a new hangar and would provide professional staff to the main, front counter in the airport terminal.
The string of grant awards to benefit Mansfield Lahm Airport continues.
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that Lahm was awarded funds under the Airport Improvement Program to acquire needed snow removal equipment.
In total, almost $800 million was awarded in airport safety and infsrastructure grants in 46 states and four US territories. More…