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Boyers - Ross Airport - Ross Kentucky

In early 1929, it was announced by Arthur J. Daly of Newport, KY that he, Albert S. Boyers, Alexandria and James B. Milliken of Bellevue, KY had leased a tract of land belonging to hotel owner Jacob Martz for use as an aviation field.

The location was selected because large numbers of people visited Martz's hotel and bathing beach during the summer. The field would be known as Boyers' Airport. The airport operators hoped to have the airport listed with the Department of Commerce as the municipal airport of Newport, KY.

The airport would be the first airport in Northern Kentucky. It was incorporated by Albert S. Boyers, his wife Catherine and Attorney Arthur J. Daly. Boyers was recognized as one of the best aviators in this section of the country. Boyers was also the Newport representative and local agent for Travel Air Airplanes manufactured in Wichita, Kansas.

The purpose of the corporation was to conduct a general airport, provide a suitable place for all types of airplanes, the buying, selling and dealing in all varieties of aircraft and all accessories used in connection with the airplanes. The firm would also instruct persons in the care, control and operation of airplanes. They would carry on a general business in connection with airport activities.

At the time of incorporation, plans were to erect two large hangars.

More will be added to this story, but for now, if you read this, we're actively seeking information on Albert Boyers' affiliation with Shelton Airport at Aberdeen, Ohio and Maysville Airport in Maysville, Kentucky both of which were touted as extensions of Boyers Airport in news accounts of the day.

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