Independence Renaming Airport to James H. Connell Field

The Independence airport will officially be renamed next weekend.

The Enhanced Services Airport is being renamed to James H. Connell Field, which is being renamed after longtime legacy airport manager and retired fixed based operator, James “Jim” Connell.

Connell dedicated more than 45 years of service to building a strong aviation community in Independence and beyond.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to mark the occasion of the renaming next Saturday, April 13th from 1 to 3 pm.


photo courtesy of Connell Aviation Group