Everybody starts Somewhere..
In 1953, the London-Corbin Airport opened its doors to those eagerly awaiting the area's first general aviation airport. But most anticipated of all for such a small, simple town was Piedmont Airlines passenger service. Piedmont Airlines provided commercial passenger service until 1980 when the company made the switch to aircraft with a larger passenger capacity. At the time, renovationg the runway to withstand larger aircraft wasn't an easy task. With lack of funding, Piedmont and the London-Corbin Airport parted ways. Without corporate interest, KLOZ would remain without any sort of commercial passenger service to this day. Given the construction of I-75, short distance travel for this once little town to the surrounding cities would soon become much faster and more cost effective. Within its short life at KLOZ, passengers would board a YS-11 Turboprop airliner, a Fairchild Hiller FH-227s twin engined aircraft, or a DC-3. In 1980 the London-Corbin Airport dedicated a new terminal which is located on the opposite side of the runway from the original terminal. Once reliant on local residents traveling by plane to surrounding states, the London-Corbin Airport now serves private, corporate, and military air traffic.
Airshow of 82'
The London-Corbin Airport has an extensive record of hosting aviation themed events and airshows, this here is an advertising booklet for the airshow hosted in 1982. With every page archived, you yourself can flip through the pages of this booklet and witness what an airshow at LOZ would have been like. All throughout you'll see various sponsors and stunt performerss advertised up and down the pages. From the Airshow's of the past to annual Air Expo, the London-Corbin Airport is known to be the go to place for anyone with an interest in aviation, or just an admiration for those who take to the skies with pride.
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Here and Now
Today, the London-Corbin Airport is home to a multitude of aircraft both privately owned and operated. As of 2009, Magee Field is also home to a Kentucky National Guard facility built and dedicated to Adjutant General Don Storm.
Though KLOZ is currently without any sort of charter service, an abundance of corporate and general air traffic still remains. With private jets and cargo aircraft alone, this airport has plenty of business to stay afloat. Not to mention those traveling that stop in to refuel, recharge and soak up everything that the area has to offer. Between the two cities, there's plenty of sights to see and experiences to share that will guarantee the London-Corbin Airport to become a regular stop on any trip for all in the area.