Mount Vernon, IL Outland Airport, a regular destination of The Aero Experience team, continues to effectively serve the central Illinois region as a valuable aviation and economic community resource. Host to aviation businesses, general aviation and business aircraft and numerous annual community and regional events, the airport has been recognized in recent years - 2015 Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics Airport of the Year and 2014 Illinois Governor's Hometown Award for the combined Jefferson County Hall of Honor, Colonel R.D. White Veterans Museum and Jefferson County Heroes Memorial all located on site.
Mount Vernon Outland Airport provides a significant economic contribution to the community, Jefferson County and the central Illinois region. The airport is home to over 50 aircraft, supports over 25,000 annual aircraft operations and sells over 100,000 gallons of aviation and jet fuel per year. SRT Aviation is the field's fixed base operator, and other businesses provide flight training, aircraft sales, and other expected support services. Air Evac Life Team has stationed several helicopters at their station on their airport site since 2000, and the airport's fire department is equipped with modern response and rescue equipment. Kash Helicopter provides aerial applications services with Bell Jet Rangers for farmers in the area. Evans Aviation is the National Sales Manager for Jabiru USA Light Sport Aircraft.
The Aero Experience team visited the airport for the 2017 Midwest LSA Expo, and we have posted several recent stories covering this great event. Here we offer a look at the variety of aircraft also present that weekend: