September 28, 2022

Time to Renew

Hello all!  October is renewal time for the IAC.  Dues are $65 and I sincerely hope you choose to remain members of our club. 

We have been through much over the last 2 years and YOU make our club.  Myself and your board have tried to facilitate quality events this year and we hope you continue with us on our journey.  This is an enduring and worthwhile group, with a great history! 

Renew HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

September 9, 2022

Movie Night - Sep 24, 2022


MOVIE NIGHT!  Our September meeting will be a movie night, showing "October Sky".  A great family movie about 4 boys in a poverty-stricken town who get into rocketry during the space race.   Saturday, Sept 24, Indy Metro Airport, hangar 408-16.  6:30pm social time, 7:45pm movie time.  Popcorn and soda provided.  Bring your own lawn chair (BYLC)  Hope you see you there!

September 1, 2022

2022 Chili Fest

 Let's show our support!

June 21, 2022

Annual Picnic - Saturday, August 13, 2022

You won't want to miss this one - Please RSVP below.  We'll see you there!

Cost:  $25 Members, $30 Guests



Hello all! Dr. Goodson will very regretfully, be unable to attend and introduce our movie. 

HOWEVER, with that being said, we are moving forward with a great afternoon & evening of great fellowship! The weather is to be awesome with low humidity! 

We have:

A great picnic style dinner!

A great band, (the Boggs & Baker band)!

A silent auction with some awesome items to bid and build our IAC scholarship fund!

Announcement of which team is awarded the Maggie Ringenberg trophy!

Capping off the evening with our movie “Hidden Figures”!

The board and I hope to see you all there!

Rodney Davis, President

Indianapolis Aero Club

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

June 3, 2022

Wings Over Indy - June 18, 2022 and Air Race Classic June 24

Saturday, June 18 is the CAF Wings Over Indy event.  We plan on having our tent on site at the show.  Rodney would like this to be a "max-effort" event, so please RSVP below and let us know if you plan on attending. Also, please let us know if you'd prefer a morning or afternoon shift in the Indianapolis Aero Club's tent.  We'll divide the volunteers into shifts, so the more volunteers, the shorter the shift!  Let's try and sign up some new members!

On Friday, June 24, the Air Race Classic will terminate in Terre Haute (KHUF). Right now, we're just trying to see how many volunteers want to head down.  Mike Souders will work with their volunteer coordinator to get our assignments.  They haven't been shared yet.  You can sign up for Friday, June 24 (Final day of the race) or Saturday, June 25 (Final Inspections, maybe help at the Meltdown party).  Mike Souders is staying at a nearby campground in his camper, and there are some cabins available there, for those interested in doing both days. Once you sign up, he'll give you a call, if needed. 

RSVP for: CAF Wings Over Indy.

RSVP for: Air Race Classic.

April 30, 2022

Field Trip, May 10, 2022 - Jim David

Tuesday, May 10 at 6pm trip to Jim David's!  We will see his progress on the building of his RV.  This will be a great & interactive evening


Address: 10194 N 50 W, Fortville, IN 46040

Cost is $10 per person to cover food/ drink

Please join us for this great field trip!

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

March 26, 2022

Dinner April 12, 2022 - Speaker: Laura Stants

Our April speaker will be Laura Stants.   

Laura Stants caught the flying bug at the age of seven and started flight training as soon as she could, at 19. She’s a graduate of Vincennes and Purdue Universities, has accumulated 13,000 hours flight time over the last 31 years, and enjoys her jobs as a Flight Instructor and Corporate Pilot. Laura flies and teaches in a variety of aircraft, from light taildraggers to regular trainers to multi-engine turboprops to warbirds, one of the few women in the country to do the latter. Laura and her husband Steve own and operate a flight school in central Indiana with several locations, and Laura is also the founder of a 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to helping families whose children have a terminal genetic disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Laura provides insurance and checkout instruction in the WWII T-6 Texan, and is the primary pilot for rides, fly-overs, instruction, and airshow performances for Warbird Training Centers out of Kokomo, and for the Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. She likes to joke that she flies for hire so she can fly for fun, but the reality is that she loves it all. As you can see, for Laura, aviation is a lifestyle, not just a hobby or job—and one of her favorite parts of flying is being able to share that love of aviation with others.

6pm Start

Dinner served at 6:30 pm

RSVP Here.

If you haven't done so:

Please don't forget to Renew your membership:  You can do so HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

March 9, 2022

Upcoming Area Events

Here's a list of events in our area that we are aware of.  If you know of other events, please let us know and we'll add it to the list!

April 9 - Purdue Aviation Day

June 18 - Wings Over Indy 

June 24 - Air Race Classic Terminus, Terre Haute

June 25 - EAA 67 Pancake Breakfast

February 20, 2022

Dinner March 8, 2022 - Speaker: Mike Stock

Our March 8 Dinner at Hillcrest Country Club is fast approaching!  You will not want to miss our guest speaker!

Mike Stock has had an extraordinary life!  Spanning a half-century, Mike Stock’s professional flying career has taken him all over the globe and touched almost all aspects of the aviation industry.

He spent the first twenty-years on active duty as a naval aviator including one year flying helicopter gunships in Vietnam and two tours of duty as a Navy test pilot. After retiring from the Navy at the rank of commander, Mike joined the faculty of the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University where he taught academic courses as well as being an instrument and multi-engine flight instructor. After five years, he left Purdue to take a corporate position in Saudi Arabia flying Boeing 737’s and de Havilland Twin Otters. During the 1991 Gulf War, he survived Scud missile attacks and was nearly shot down by a U.S. Navy warship on patrol in the Persian Gulf. After four years flying in the Arabian desert, Mike returned to academia as the Chief Flight Instructor at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan, where he remained for twelve years. His last hurrah was flying floatplanes as an Alaskan bush pilot. He flew three summers out of Ketchikan and three summers flying from Anchorage. He is the survivor of two helicopter crashes, the in-flight breakup and crash of the world’s largest aircraft, and three engine failures in single engine aircraft. He has over 15,000 flight hours in 102 different aircraft ranging from supersonic jets to airships and gliders. In 2016, Mike was awarded the prestigious Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award by the FAA. Saudi Arabia. His tales of disaster and other close-calls will leave you hanging onto your seat and marveling at his uncanny good fortune. Mike will be the first to admit that he has indeed lived a very lucky and charmed life as an aviator.

Cocktails - cash bar between 5-6pm
Dinner 6pm

Update:  Mike Stock will have books for sale prior to speaking.  So you are prepared, $20. Cash only.  Thanks

If you haven't done so:

Please don't forget to Renew your membership:  You can do so HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

February 14, 2022

Super Bowl flyover - meet the pilot

 I thought I'd share this.  Interview with Steve Hinton.  The Super Bowl last night was his last Air Force Heritage flight apparently.  Don't worry - he will be doing Navy Heritage flights in the future.  I figured everyone would enjoy the interview .... so here it is ... (click the picture)


November 29, 2021

Meeting December 2021

Please don't forget to Renew your membership:  You can do so HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

Honor Flight Indianapolis

Don't miss another great speaker!

Dale True will speak to our club on December 14, 2021 at Hillcrest Country Club the Indianapolis Yacht Club.  The yacht club is located at 12900 Fall Creek Road, McCordsville, IN 46055.  It was wonderful seeing many of you at our last event in November, and we hope to see more of you at our final meeting of the year.  Let us know you are coming!  RSVP HERE.

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  

November 28, 2021

EAA Chapter 67 Christmas Party Monday, December 6, 2021


EAA Chapter 67 Christmas Party Monday, December 6, 2021
We will have the Chapter 67 Christmas Party in the Stearman Hanger at the Noblesville Airport on Monday, December 6, 2021. A social hour will start at 6:00 PM with the meal starting at 7:00 PM. Visit if you need directions.

The Chapter will provide the main course of ham and turkey. We ask that you bring a side dish or desert. We are suggesting the following:
  • If your last name starts with A-H then bring a side dish
  • If your last name starts with I-Z then bring a desert
This does not have to be a hard rule if you have a favorite you like to make!

Please RSVP by December 4th To Fred (he can pass along your desire to attend to EAA chapter). They are just trying to get a rough idea on numbers.

Note - Setup for the party will be the day before, Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Your help will be greatly appreciated if you can assist.

Thank you!
Nick Boland
EAA Chapter 67

October 11, 2021

Meeting November 9, 2021


Please don't forget to Renew your membership:  You can do so HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.

We will be meeting in November with a full agenda!!!!!

Greetings Aero Club members

We have decided not to meet in October but will have a packed agenda for November.  With that said our speaker will be Aaron Huffman, an accomplished Osprey pilot who will have plenty to tell us about that complicated aircraft and more.  

November will also bring us to election time.  If you want to run for office please let me know via email (you should have a letter in your email inbox if you are a member).  I will add you to the ballet.  Our current board has indicated at this point they plan to remain if you will have them.  If I hear otherwise I will let you know.

Also, there will be a few things coming in your mailbox.  One is a survey that I hope you will take a few minutes to answer.  It will be less than 5 questions but very important.  

Also it is dues time.   Our club has been running lean since we did not charge dues this year but it is time to pay dues again.  Keep your eye on your mailbox for renewal materials.    

Finally your October newsletter is in final draft and will be published soon.  
We are entering a busy season and look forward to your participation.  See you soon. 


April 9, 2015

Captain James Paulsen to speak Tuesday, April 14

Captain James Paulsen, US Navy, Retired, will be our speaker on Tuesday, May 14, 2014.

Captain Paulsen has logged over 5500 flight hours, including more than 3000 hours in the FA-18A-F Hornet and Super Hornet.  He has 1000 carrier-arrested landings on the decks of aircraft carriers Lexington, Ranger, Kitty Hawk, Constellation, Enterprise, Nimitz, Carl Vinson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. He was the first CAG to land on the Navy’s newest carrier, George Herbert Walker Bush, and Carrier Air Wing One was first air wing to fly from her deck. He previously flew the T-34C, T-2C, TA-4J, F-4, A-7E, EA-7L, KA-3B, EA-6B, E-2C, SH-60F, HH-60H, C-2B, C-12, and civilian aircraft ranging from sail planes to jetliners. He is the recipient of three Legion of Merit Medals, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with combat “V”, eight Air Medal/Strike Flight Awards, and various campaign and service awards.

You can read his complete bio HERE.

September 24, 2014

An Evening With Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole

An Evening With
Doolittle Raider
Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole
Co-Pilot to General James “Jimmy” Doolittle
on the daring bombing raid on Japan.

Tuesday Oct. 21 at the Knights of Columbus
2100 East 71 St. & Keystone Ave.  Indpls, IN.
$20.00 per person - includes speaker, buffet dinner, silent auction and cash bar.  Social hour 4:00, dinner 5:00 and program to follow.   Advance ticket sales only, reserve seating based on receipt of check.  Ticket with table number will be mailed to you.  Make checks payable to and mail to (include return address & telephone number on check). 
WWII Round Table
Doolittle Raiders
PO Box  36804
Indpls, IN. 46236

Contact Lucy Parker 317-335-2387 for reservation questions.
Contact Don Born 317-823-6917 for complete information.

Sponsored by Indpls. Aero Club & the WW II Round Table