Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport

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Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: I19
Airport type Public
Owner Greene County Regional Airport Authority
Serves Dayton, Ohio
Location Xenia, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 949 ft / 289 m
Coordinates 39°41′28″N 083°59′31″W / 39.69111°N 83.99194°W / 39.69111; -83.99194
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 38,900
Based aircraft 70
Sources: FAA[1] and airport website[2]

Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport (FAA LID: I19) is a public-use airport located in Xenia,[2] a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. It is 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of the central business district of the city of Dayton.[1]

The airport is owned by the Greene County Regional Airport Authority.[1] It underwent a significant expansion in 2005, adding runway and taxi length as well as service buildings and roads.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport covers an area of 180 acres (73 ha) at an elevation of 949 feet (289 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with a 4,500 by 75 ft (1,372 x 23 m) asphalt pavement.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 15, 2006, the airport had 38,900 aircraft operations, an average of 106 per day, all of which were general aviation. At that time there were 70 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine and 14% multi-engine.[1]

About Dr. Lewis A. Jackson[edit]

The Aviator Dr. Jackson was captivated by airplanes as a child. By his twenties, he was barnstorming across Indiana and Ohio to earn money for college. In 1939, Jackson earned his commercial license with instructor rating. Within a year he had joined forces with Cornelius Coffey to open Coffey and Jackson Flying School in Chicago. Later that year, Jackson completed advanced aerobatic training and moved to Tuskegee where he received additional aircraft training. Jackson became director of training at the Army Air Force 66th Flight Training Detachment, where, under his guidance, three groups of Tuskegee Airmen ranked first among the 22 schools in the Southeast Army Air Corps Training Command. After the war, Jackson moved to Ohio where he worked as an FAA Flight examiner for 13 years.

Dr. Lewis A. Jackson The Educator Dr. Jackson’s first teaching experience was in a one-room, eighth-grade school three years before graduating from IWU with a B.S. in Education in 1939. After his stint in the military from 1940-47, Jackson earned a master¹s degree from Miami (Ohio) University in 1948, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio State University in 1950. During his educational career. Jackson held many positions, including Dean of Students, Graduate Dean, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and President of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

The Entrepreneur Dr. Jackson's passion for innovation surfaced at 17, when he tried to mount a motorcycle engine on a monoplane. Unfortunately, a windstorm destroyed the invention before he could test fly it. In 1974, Jackson fostered the Business Entrepreneur Program at Sinclair Community College (Sinclair, Ohio). Jackson¹s most creative venture was "An airplane in every garage." From his first test flight in 1956 until his death, he faithfully worked on designing a "roadable" airplane that could be stored at home and towed or driven to the airport. His 16-foot long, collapsible wing design attracted attention from around the world.


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for I19 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-07-31
  2. ^ a b Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, official site

External links[edit]

Dr. Lewis A. Jackson's Air Plane Designs[edit]

Dr. Jackson training other airmen. Dr. Lewis A Jackson's Folding plane 1956 Dr. Lewis A. Jackson's Folding plane on "Brush Row Road" 1956 Dr. Lewis A. Jackson's Folding plane in his Wilberforce Ohio drive way.