The photo to the left shows Pat and Ruby Kern with Ray Burnside. Taken in the mid-1980s during an airport open house.
The photo to the right shows Pat Kern standing with Paul Thrasher. Anyone who flew at the Harrison airport in the 1960s, 70s and 80s knew Paul.
The Harrison airport was founded in the 1940s as a sod strip with multiple runways. Over the years, the airport developed and streamlined into one paved north/south runway with multiple buildings and hangars. It was purchased in the mid-1990s by Cincinnati State Technical & Community college — the current owner and operator.
The photo to the left shows a Douglas Skyraider that landed short of the runway in the late 1970s, breaking the landing gear, prop and left wing. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service shortly thereafter.
The photo to the right shows the Skyraider during its repair process. N73776, a Cessna 172 (seen behind the Skyraider), ran off the north end of the runway, breaking the landing gear. In the foreground, Russ Brown’s Taylorcraft was based here for many years.