Captain Harry Butler A.F.C was officially welcomed to Minlaton on that historic day by the then Chairman of the District Council of Minlaton, Mr Edward Correll, who owned the 20 hectare paddock that served as a landing field. Mr Correll took delivery of the first two letters to be carried by air to the Peninsula. One was from His Excellency the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Galway, and the other was from Mr W.H Langham, the Mayor of Unley.
After Mr Correll had read the congratulory letters, Mr H.G Tossell, M.P, extended a welcome to Butler, followed by a speech by the Mayor of Yorketown, Dr W.H Russell. Dr Russell told the large crowd that the Captain was known internationally as “Butler of South Australia” and that he hoped he would “live as long as he wanted and to never want as long as he lived.” His remarks were followed by those of Mr J Tiddy, Mayor of Maitland. Harry then gave two breath-taking displays of aerobatics – diving, rolling, looping the loop, side-slipping and soaring to incredible heights, only to reappear in a spinning nose dive.
He was always prodigal with his displays and held nothing back in courage or spectacle.