- Airport Master Plan
Airport Master Plan:
- Kent State University Airport reported to be one of the first airports in the state of Ohio. First used as an enroute landing field by pilots ferrying World War I Jennys to otherparts of the United States from Canada.
- Airport opens to the public under the name of StowAviation Field.
- Al T. Simmons and Hugh Robbins form Robbins FlyingService.
- Robbins Flying Service built a small service hangar whichis today part of the Maintenance hangar. During the early1930s, such notable flyers as Charles Lindbergh, FloydBennet and Eddie Rickenbacker flew from the field.
- Rudy VanDevere purchased the farm land that facilitatesthe airport. Airport became known as Stow Field.
- Kent State University purchased the airport from RudyVanDevere then leased back the airport to RayVanDevere. Stow Field renamed Kent State UniversityAirport.
- Large Army surplus aircraft hangar was constructed and the present Aerospace Technology program was startedduring the 1947 school year.
- North-South runway paved and a 14 unit "T" Hangar wasconstructed.
- Airfield named Andrew W. Paton Field in honor of theprofessor who taught the University's first aerospacecourse in 1947.
- Constructed North end of the North-South parallel taxiway.
- Constructed South end of the North-South parallel taxiway.Constructed Southern runway extension (60').
- Visual Approach Slope Indicators landing guidancesystem installed.
- North-South runway extended from 3065' to 3950'.
- Aircraft parking ramp/apron expanded to 120' by 360'.Construct final 50' section of North-South runway makingit 4,000' in length.
- Airport runway, taxiway, ramp/apron resurfaced.