Andy Heins sent a report on the National Aeronca Association Fly-In:
The 16th Annual National Aeronca Association reunion fly-in was held the weekend of June 15-17, 2012 at the original Aeronca (Aeronautical Corporation of America) factory at Hook Field in Middletown, Ohio. Beautiful weather was on order as over 60 Aeroncas returned home for the event. Most notable this year was the arrival of both an Aeronca C-2 and C-3 model.
Hook Field in Middletown, Ohio became the site of the Aeronca factory following the disastrous flood of January 1937 when the original Aeronca factory at Lunken Field in Cincinnati was all but destroyed. Aeronca continued to produce aircraft at the Lunken site until a new factory could be built, with the first aircraft rolling out of the Middletown factory in June 1940. The Middletown site was where the Aeronca Chief, Champ, Defender, Sedan and Chum series were built. Aeronca quit building aircraft in 1951 and sold the rights to Champion Aircraft in 1955. Aeronca continues on today building components for the Aerospace industry.