This place has been in our family since right after World War II. Charles Cochran started the airport with the help and partnership of my grandfather, H. Edward Barclay, who owned the large farm it is built on. When Mr. Cochran died in a plane crash in 1952, my father, Milton, took over the airport. He made many improvements and investments in the airport. He was famous for his mechanical genius and parts department. I took over the airport when my dad retired in 1978.