New Airport opens in Mt. Pleasant

A spectacular airport opening took place in Mount Pleasant Saturday.

A ribbon cutting ceremony started things off as the new Mount Pleasant regional airport made it official.

The 10 million dollar facility started things off with a spectacular air show from pilots flying vintage aircraft and even featured a unique flag delivery as a parachutist dropped in with the airports official flag.

The new airfield took 11 years of planning and 3 years of construction, but for area residents it was long overdue.

The airfield is located on Highway 271 between Mount Pleasant and Pittsburg.