On Friday, September 27, planes that were relocated from Macon Fower Memorial Airport during renovations got to return to the newly completed runway. Above is Ryan Gunnels, originally of Elmer, and his daughter. They were the first individuals to land on the new runway. Gunnels is the Captain at Spirit Airlines and now resides in Naples, Florida.
The grand opening of Macon Fower Memorial Airport will be on Saturday, October 5. For a full schedule of events, see page A7 in today's Macon Chronicle-Herald.