Midwest Corporate Air - KAXV
With Grand Lake St. Marys just miles away, we have decided to move our Sea Plane Operation here to KAXV. Please be patient while we make this transition and get our Seaplane Program up and running.

Grand Lake St. Marys is a 13,500-acre lake in Mercer and Auglaize counties, Ohio. It is the largest inland lake in Ohio in terms of area, but is shallow, with an average depth of only 5–7 feet.

Grand Lake St. Marys Seaplane Base (FAA LID: O12) is a public use seaplane base located five nautical miles (9 km) southwest of the central business district of St. Marys, a city in Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. It is owned by the Ohio Division of Parks & Recreation and is located on Grand Lake St. Marys, a lake and state park in Ohio. The airport is a significant meeting place for the Ohio Seaplane Pilots Association.

Grand Lake St. Marys Seaplane Base covers an area of 643 acres at an elevation of 871 feet (265 m) above mean sea level. It has one seaplane landing area designated 9/27 and measuring 7,000 x 4,000 ft (2,134 x 1,219 m). 

History

Grand Lake St. Marys was constructed in the early 19th century as a reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal, which connected the Ohio River with Lake Erie. At one time, it was the world’s largest man-made lake. The canal system thrived for about thirty years in the mid-to-late 19th century before it was replaced by the railroads. In the 1890s, oil was discovered in the area, and oil derricks were set up in the lake around 1891, making Grand Lake the location for the first offshore oil drilling to take place.

New Knoxville / Armstrong Airport  
The Neil Armstrong Airport is a public use airport located in New Knoxville, Ohio, eight nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Wapakoneta, Ohio. It is owned by the Auglaize County Airport Authority and is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.

Airport Information

  • Location: New Knoxville, Ohio
  • Elevation: 912 feet (278 m) above mean sea level
  • Runway: 1 runway, Runway 08/26, 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface
  • Airport Type: Public use airport
  • Owner: Auglaize County Airport Authority

Airport Facilities

  • Terminal: The airport has plans for a new terminal facility to provide travelers with an updated portal into Auglaize County.
  • Hangar Space: The airport may not have hangar space for overnight storage.
  • De-ice Chemicals: The airport currently does not have Type I/IV de-ice chemicals.

Airport History

  • Founded: 1968
  • Named: Named after Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, who was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Airport Services

  • After Hours Callout: Available 24/7
  • Airport Manager: 419-753-2810
The Town

Welcome to New Knoxville

Nestled in southern Auglaize County, New Knoxville is located at the intersection of State Routes 29 & 219, and is just minutes from Interstate 75. These highways allow one to travel to/from Chicago, Illinois; Frankfort, Kentucky; Charleston, West Virginia; or Erie, Pennsylvania in less than 5 hours.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Located in Wapakoneta, within 15 minutes of the airport.

Eldora Speedway
Ohio's premier dirt track, within 30 minutes of the airport

Grand Lake St. Marys
Ohio's largest man made lake, within 15 minutes of the airport.

Americas Largest Bike Museum
Located in New Bremen, within 10 minutes of the airport.

Airstream Trailers
Located in Jackson Center, 20 minutes of the airport

Get in touch

3100 State Route 47 W
Bellefontaine Ohio 43311
Training: 937-889-2511
Maintenance:  937-266-6215
FBO: 937-729-3217
Accounting: ‭605-209-8113
Accounts Receivable: ‬385-207-6252‬