History

The Centennial Moment for July
   

 

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Restored Waco, 1955. Courtesy of Peder Otterson

The Airport’s Centennial Moment for July -- “Flight Program Founding”– highlights the people and early steps that led to the flight program that Kent State has today. The work and vision of Andrew Paton was endorsed and continued by others. These early founders contributed their professionalism and enthusiasm to the developing program and deserve to be recognized today. In addition to Andrew Paton, this includes Peder Otterson, Marshall Garrett, Leonard Mack, and Dick Schwabe. Through their efforts, at long last, flight training was done at the Kent State Airport by university staff. Connect to the full story through the link in the blue box on the left.