Spy Moment: Easton Control Tower Turns 11 Years Old


The Control Tower at the Easton Airport is a simple enough structure. On a grey day, like the one Talbot County had on Wednesday, it stands off to the side, humble in design, functional, but hardly worthy of a birthday party.

But in many ways, the control tower is perhaps one of the most important symbols of economic development we have on the Mid-Shore. With its completion eleven years ago, it became one of only 500 such FAA facilities in the entire country; allowing the airport, and the county it serves, a competitive aviation hub for the entire region. The net result of which has meant millions of dollars to the area.

Mike Henry, the airport’s former manager, led the effort to build the tower in 2007, and so the small airport community of pilots, administrators and local fans gathered to acknowledge his leadership and the tower, outside its front door for some coffee and birthday cake.

The Spy caught a few moments with very high winds.

This video is approximately one minute in length. For more information about the Easton Airport please go here

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