While Hogan Flying Service setup operations at HAO in 2009, it was founded in 1991 by Tom Hogan, after a long history and tradition of aviation in the Hogan family.
Uncle Joe and Bernie Hogan started flying in 1929, and bought their first Waco 10 in 1932.
In that same year, my grandparents William and Emma Hogan purchased the Hamilton Airport and farming careers turned into aviation careers.
A few years later, my father Art and Uncle Bill learned to fly and soon became flight instructors supporting the CPT programs during WWII.
My Aunts Lauretta, Katie and Mary also were involved in the many aspects of running an airport.
Through the years, the Hogan family was involved in many flying aviation activities including flight instruction, barnstorming, an on-field restaurant, air taxi, air charter, maintenance shop, aircraft restoration, pilot services and laying the foundation of the Butler County Regional Airport - Hogan Field as you see it today.