Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport
|Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport|
|Owner||Greene County Regional Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||949 ft / 289 m|
Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport (FAA LID: I19) is a public use airport located in Xenia, 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. The Airport Manager is Dave Kushner.
The airport is owned by the Greene County Regional Airport Authority. It underwent a significant expansion in 2005, adding runway and taxi length as well as service buildings and roads. The airport will undergo significant improvements in 2016, including runway resurfacing, a new run-up apron for runway 25, new 75,000 sq/ft ramp, and new corporate box hangars.
Facilities and aircraft
Greene County–Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport covers an area of 277 acres (112 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.
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 85 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single-engine and 8% multi-engine.
About Dr. Lewis A. Jackson
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.
Cargo carriers and destinations
operated by Castle Aviation
- FAA Terminal Procedures for I19, effective April 27, 2017
- Resources for this airport:
- 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.