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Lowcountry Regional Airport to celebrate 80th birthday

Photo of 1930s planes. (Source: Doug Pinkerton) Photo of 1930s planes. (Source: Doug Pinkerton)
WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) -

A Walterboro airport is gearing up to celebrate its 80th birthday by recreating the party that was held when it first opened in 1933.

The Lowcountry Regional Airport 80th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the airport. The airport, originally named the C.C. Anderson Landing Field, first opened on June 15, 1993.

City of Walterboro Mayor Bill Young will be a part of the program, which will honor those who made the 80 years of growth and expansion at the airport possible.

"From humble beginnings eight decades back, our airport has become a model for the region and our state, and has opened many doors for tourism and economic development in our immediate and nearby communities that would not have otherwise been possible," said the mayor.

In addition to the ceremony, the Experimental Aircraft Association will be on hand to offer children ages 8 to 18 Young Eagle flights. The free flights will last between 15 and 20 minutes, and each child will receive a Young Eagles logbook signed by the pilot.

There will also be flight demonstrations, a march by the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Lowcountry Regional Airport is the largest general aviation airport in South Carolina with three runways ranging from 5,500-feet to 6,007-feet.

For more information on the airport, click here.

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