In those days, the then “South Dayton Airport” came to be when a man named Harold Johnson won the property at auction. The single-runway airport sat on the banks of the Great Miami River at what was the world’s first seaplane base, very near the original Wright factory. Harold bulldozed and leveled it, got some guys together to move hangars from the old South Dayton Airport at a different location, built a clubhouse/office, and formed a corporation. Harold flew banners, did aerobatics shows and maintenance while his wife and high school sweetheart, Thelma, managed the flight school, gas sales, tiedowns and office. Daughters Annette and Patty would pitch in—Annette mowing and Patty helping Thelma.