"The airport has seen so much," said Airport Director Tony Caruso. "The airport has a great industry reputation. Obviously everybody knows us for being that technical stop, that diversion airport that can handle any aircraft."
It's location makes the airport a logical refueling stop. It's capable of servicing any civilian or military aircraft. Today during the celebration, visitors were surprised by fighter jets out on the runway.
"Well you know sometimes things just happen to work out in your favor, so we got a small airshow this morning from those F/A-18s," said Caruso.
The open house also gave visitors a chance to see how the airport actually functions.
"They're taking bus tours. People get to go on the runway and get that kind of glimpse of it as well," said airport employee Nanci Hamlin. "It's just a celebration to know more about this airport and what we do here."
Vendors where also on site for the event. Irving Oil, Troop Greeters and the Challenge Learning Center were just a few.
"It's just to show the community there's a lot of resources and sources here and again thank the community for their support for over fifty years," said Caruso.