8-10 years of hard work are finally paying off at the Zanesville Municipal Airport.
An Instrument Landing System has been in place for nearly two years, but be turned on and actually put to use at the end of December.
The ILS couldn't be turned on until Zanesville's site was printed on the aviation map. Pilots will now be able to perform instrumental landings, rather than simply visual ones. The new system will also allow the airport to be used even when weather is bad and the ground may not be visible from the air.
Congressman Bob Ney is responsible for getting the grant from the FAA to bring the new system to Zanesville.