September 9, 2023

Time to Renew

Hello all!  It 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 few 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.

July 18, 2023

Annual Picnic - August 19, 2023

It's time for our Annual Picnic! We hope to see you there.

Please come prepared to take part in the Silent Auction.  This is our annual fund raiser and we look forward to your participation.

We will also award the Maggie Ringenburg trophy to our state's collegiate team that finished highest in the Air Race Classic.


Update - with flyer:


Saturday, August 19, 2023
Indianapolis Metro Airport (KUMP) - Tom Wood Hangar
9913 Willowview Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Festivities begin:  5:00 PM

+ Present the Maggie Ringenburg trophy to our collegiate winners of the Air Race Classic.

+ Recognize FAA Wright Brother Master Pilot and Mechanic Program 

+ Live and Silent Auctions: All proceeds benefit IAC’s Scholarship Fund and our collegiate Air Race Classic race teams from Purdue and Indiana State Universities

+ Dinner provided: Cost $25pp Members and $30pp Guests

+ To Donate monies in advance, you can CLICK HERE!

+ To Donate items for the auction or volunteer for positions, please contact Mark Poliak at 463-248-1250 or

We look forward to seeing you Saturday August 19, 

rain or shine!

June 4, 2023

IAC Dinner, June 13, 2023 - Speaker: Dr. Dan Wertman

Hello to all!  Our June meeting on the 13th at 6pm is at the Noblesville Airport (I80) FBO.  Larry Jacobi has graciously agreed to host us!  We have a great presentation by Dr. Dan Wertman, called "The Vin Fizz Adventures".  This is about 2 cross country trips.  Cost is $25 pp for members, $30 for guests.

Please RSVP Here. (link expires midnight June 12)

April 29, 2023

IAC Dinner, May 9, 2023 - Speaker: Mark Poliak

Our May speaker will be Mark Poliak.  Mark will have a great story about light sport cross country adventures called "NASA Tower, the Ercoupe has landed". Our venue will be Hillcrest Country Club (Map). The price is $30 for members/ $35 for guests. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. 

We will start the presentation at 7pm with an FAA Safety Award presentation. Then get into the presentation itself.  We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.

Please RSVP Here. (link expires midnight May 8)

April 1, 2023

IAC Dinner, Apr 11, 2023 - Speaker: Mike Stock

Hello!  Our April 11 meeting is fast approaching!  You will not want to miss our guest speaker!  The venue is Shelbyville Municipal Airport (KGEZ) corporate hangar, next to the FBO.  Dinner starts at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests.  

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 was with us early last year and was well received!  This evening he will present his awesome experiences flying in Alaska!  He is also a published author and will have his book for sale.

Please RSVP Here. (link expires midnight Apr 10)

February 27, 2023

March 18, 2023 - Trip to USAF Museum

Our March meeting will be a day trip to the USAF museum in Dayton, OH!  It will be Saturday, March 18. Admission is free. 

For those who wish to fly, Jeff Lumpkin did some research on a nearby airport we can fly into and purchase a shuttle to the museum (details will be added to post when available). 

For those driving, we will meet at Indy Regional Airport and carpool.  We will leave promptly at 8am.  It is a 2 hour drive. Please specify if you will plan on flying or carpooling. If you have any guests who wish to come along, bring them!


This post will be updated with Airport information when we have it.

January 18, 2023

Welcome to 2023!

I hope you are all well this winter!  Your club leadership is working hard to plan activities & expand our membership.

1. We ordered some nice 14oz highball style glass tumblers with the Aero Club logo.  They look nice!  Those that attended the Christmas Gala will get one, since it was built into the cost of the gala tickets.  As a fund raiser, we will sell these to all for $10 each. There are about 50ish available.

Click HERE to order.  Get yours while they last!

2. Membership.  I believe we have approximately 30 memberships renewed. 

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.

3. Programs/ activities.  If anyone has ideas on speakers & activities this year, please let us know!  This is YOUR club, so let us know what you wish to see & do.

4. Last but not least, I brought up a plan for a field trip to the USAF museum in Dayton for Saturday, March 25th.  On that day, they will be commemorating Vietnam veterans and highlighting specific aircraft. We NEED to know how many would seriously wish to go.  Depending on the number, we can fly out, carpool out, and/ or rent a charter bus.  That is why it is absolutely important to know who will go. Would love to have as many as possible.  Please email me by the end of January if you are interested so we can plan transportation, which will take some time. 

Look forward to seeing all of you in 2023! 

November 25, 2022

Christmas Gala, Dec 13, 2022

Come celebrate with your Indianapolis Aero Club!  

Our Christmas Gala will be December 13th at 6pm.  This will be a beautiful evening of dinner & dancing at the Hillcrest Country Club!  6098 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46220. I am proud to announce we have Larry Boggs and his wonderful band as our extraordinary entertainment!  You may remember them from our picnic.  

The price is $45 pp/ $80 per couple for members, $50 pp/ $85 per couple for guests.  

Please RSVP HERE.  

More information on activities coming!  We hope to see you there! 

November 15, 2022

Accident at Wings Over Dallas

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the aircrews, families, and warbird community, for the tragic accident at the Wings Over Dallas event this past weekend.

As the IAC President, I am already seeing social media "armchair quarterbacks" posting opinions on causes and speculation.  We at the IAC reserve any opinions or judgments, and only offer our prayers. 

Rodney Davis, President

Indianapolis Aero Club

October 19, 2022

Dinner November 8, 2022 - Speaker: Kyle Lewis

Our November Speaker will be Kyle Lewis from AOPA.

Kyle Lewis is the Great Lakes Regional Manager.  At AOPA, Kyle works on state legislative issues and works closely with AOPA regulatory staff on airport advocacy issues, airspace, GA security, and safety, and oversees the 400+ network of volunteers as part of the AOPA Airport Support Network, and national aviation issues of interest to AOPA membership.  Kyle is an instrument-rated private pilot, also holding a seaplane rating.  Kyle is a homebuilder, built and flies a Van’s RV-12.  Kyle is a full-time remote employee of AOPA, resides in Ohio, and maintains integral relationships at statehouses and regulatory bodies across Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

Location:  Shelbyville Airport KGEZ in the large, new hangar next to the FBO.  It is a heated building in case it is cold.  6pm start. Speaker will begin 6:30-6:45pm.

Check this post for future updates.  We'll post additional updates as they become available.

RSVP Here.

10/28 - Updated with flier.

October 7, 2022

Dinner Oct 11, 2022 - Speaker: Mark Duffield

 Our October Speaker will be Mark Duffield

Mark is a highly accomplished USAF officer with thousands of hours of flying time.  He's flown many of the aircraft in the Air Force inventory.  Mark will be sharing his experiences flying the A-10 Thunderbolt in the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters.

Today he flies the John Marshal Super Eight, aka, the Dragon.

6pm Start

MCL Cafeteria, 5250 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis, IN

No charge

RSVP 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.