February 27, 2024

IAC Dinner, March 12, 2024 - Speaker: David Newell

Our March meeting is on Tuesday, 12 March 2024. The venue is VFW Post 5864. The address: 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143. It is just east of I-65. As usual, the start time is 6 pm. The post has a well-stocked bar with reasonable prices. The cost is still $25 per member/ $30 per guest.

Our speaker is David Newill. Dave is an Air Force Academy graduate, president of Newill Research Group and a director of the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame. He is also a long-time IAC member and the director of the Rolls Royce Heritage Foundation and will give us an over-the-world overview of the unique museum near Indianapolis International Airport. 

The FAA will also attend our dinner meeting. Chris House, from said bureau, will attend to officiate distribution of the prestigious Wright Brothers award to two worthy recipients. One of those recipients will also receive the Charles Taylor Master Maintenance Award.

Please 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.

February 21, 2024

2024 Event Calendar

We'll update this as needed as the year progresses. If you know of an Indiana aviation event that is missing from the calendar, please let us know and we'll update the list. Thank you

March
12 — IAC Meeting, Greenwood VFW David Newell, Rolls Royce, Cummins Museum

April
6 — IAC Fly Out, Mattoon, IL
9 — IAC Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, W. 86th Street, Indianapolis
9 — 14 Sun N Fun, Lakeland FL
13 — Purdue Aviation Day, Lafayette IN
20 — Thunder over Louisville, KY
27 — EAA Pancake Breakfast, Westfield IN

May
14 — IAC Meeting, Greenwood VFW
17, 18 — TBM Avenger Reunion & Salute to Veterans, Peru IL

June
1,2 — Terre Haute Airshow
11 — IAC Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, W. 86 th Street, Indianapolis
15 — CAF Barnstorm Event TYQ
22—23 — Dayton Air Show, 40th Anniversary
22 — EAA Pancake Breakfast, Noblesville IN
26—30 — World Airliner Convention, Kansas City KS
28-30 - AMA 2024 National Fun Fly, Muncie, IN

July
3 — Anderson Regional Airshow, Anderson IN
3—7 — CAF Airpower History Tour, Cincinnati OH
9 — IAC Meeting, Greenwood VFW
10—13 — CAF Air Show, Porter County Airport, Valparaiso IN
13 — America’s Freedom Fest, Goshen IN
22—28 — EAA Airventure, OSHKOSH, WI

August
10,11 — Wings Over Muskegon MI
10,11 — Chicago Air & Water Show IL
13 — IAC Picnic, Tom Wood Hangar, Indianapolis IN
17,18 — EAA Pancake Breakfast, & Young Eagles Pancake Breakfast, Noblesville, IN
17,18 — Gary IN Airshow
17 — Mattoon IL Air Show
31 — EAA Pancake Breakfast, Westfield, IN--I72

September
28 — Madison IN Air Show
28,29 — Bowman Fest, Louisville KY

October
8 — IAC Meeting, Greenwood VFW
26,27 — Crossroads Airshow, Greenfield IN

November
12 — IAC Meeting, MCL,86 th Street, Indianapolis IN

December
10 — IAC Christmas Party, Location unknown

February 8, 2024

Propwash Feb 2024

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February 7, 2024

Visit to EAA 67

President Jane Craney Weaver and Vice President Tim Porter took the Indianapolis Aero Club on the road to Noblesville’s EAA chapter 67 last Monday evening. There, they met an enthusiastic group of all ages, and our officers noted the youthful nature of the chapter’s members.

Many of us remember teachers who were also some of our first mentors. Mentorship is why so many youthful faces populate EAA 67 in Noblesville. One of their teachers is also an ardent pilot who shares her experiences with her students. It’s good to know that there are still mentors willing to give of themselves for the betterment of others.

Many aviation organizations are in the Indy area, but we are not talking to each other. That’s why our officers took the club on the road; we want the IAC to become the FRONT PORCH of aviation in Central Indiana. Let’s get to know each other.

The Indy Aero Club renaissance is a team effort. We also want to recognize Board member Fred Fritz, who got us invited to the EAA Chapter 67 meeting, and our esteemed treasurer Ken Yale, who supported the club’s outreach efforts by attending the meeting.

November 16, 2023

Ballot and Membership Renewal

Results:

President- Jane Weaver
Vice President- Tim Porter 
Chairman of the board- Rodney Davis
Treasurer- Ken Yale
Board member/ webmaster- Mike Souders
Board member- Jeff Ucchino
Board member- Fred Fritz


As discussed in our November meeting - below are the needed links to accomplish balloting and membership renewal.


Renew HERE.

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be completed HERE.


October 23, 2023

IAC Dinner, November 14, 2023 - Speaker: Jim Olivi

 Our November speaker:

Jim Olivi is a computer programmer and networking engineer. He holds a Masters degree from DePaul University, Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.

Jim has been interested in history, especially the history of the first half of the 20th century. He has read about the causes of the First and Second World Wars and the aftermath of those wars. He got interested in this era because of his late uncle, Lt Col Fred J Olivi, USAF, who was a co-pilot on the B-29 “Bockscar” on August 9, 1945.

Jim accompanied his uncle to various air shows, where Lt Col Olivi spoke about his role while assigned to the 509th Composite Bombardment Group, the US Army Air Force unit tasked with delivering the atomic bombs. Jim and his uncle were inducted into the Commemorative Air Force at one of these events.

Jim also holds a pilot’s license with ratings in single- and multi-engine ATP and commercial sailplane. He flew as co-pilot in the CAF’s C-47 and JU-52.

The venue is VFW Post 5864.  The address: 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143.  It is just east of I-65.  As usual the start time is 6pm.  The post has a well stocked bar with good prices.  Cost is still $25 per member/ $30 per guest.

Please RSVP Here.

October 17, 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.

September 29, 2023

IAC Dinner, October 10, 2023 - Speaker: Kyle Lewis

We are happy to host AOPA representative Kyle Lewis for our October 10th dinner/ meeting!  He will discuss current events with AOPA & the aviation world.  He has graciously spoken at prior meetings & always has great information!  The venue is VFW Post 5864.  The address: 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143.  It is just east of I-65.  As usual the start time is 6pm.  The post has a well stocked bar with good prices.  Cost is still $25 per member/ $30 per guest.

Please RSVP 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.

RSVP HERE!

Update - with flyer:

INDY AERO CLUB PICNIC

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 xcflyer415@gmail.com

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!

RSVP HERE!

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!