April 2, 2024

April 2024 News and Events

April Propwash

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Spring Fly Out

It's Spring! Let's go flying! Our Fly Out will take place April 6. Sign up HERE, and we'll fly to Mattoon, IL and enjoy a great day of flying and a good meal together!  There's a way to ride along if you don't have your own airplane, so sign up - available seats are first come, first served.  MORE INFO IN THE POST BELOW!

April Dinner

Don’t forget our April meeting is Tuesday, 9 April, the day after the total eclipse, at MCL Cafeteria, 2370 W. 86th Street, Indy. Bob Wearley plans to speak on the (NAS) National Airspace and non-towered airports. Note that we said non-towered instead of uncontrolled. One sounds better to non-aviation people, but often they are the same thing. Bob was also chief pilot for Howard Hughes, so we might encourage him to reminisce. Bob also advocates for addiction recovery (drugs, not airplanes) and helped save the historic Smith Field in Fort Wayne. 


Polo Shirts Available

Scroll down for more information or see Rodney's email.


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.

Order your Polo Shirts!

The Indianapolis Aero Club is now taking orders for a great, new Reebok Xtreme high quality polo style shirt! You may choose your style and size. They will be a nice slate grey with the IAC logo embroidered on the L chest. These are very stylish, yet practical shirts to wear at IAC events and anywhere else with pride! Style and sizes below:

Mens style Small-5XL
Womens style Small-4XL
Example picture below.

Shirts are $35 a piece. Please see Rodney's email for ordering and payment information.
(We didn't want to make that information public on the website - Thanks!)

Deadline is Friday, April 12.

March 22, 2024

Saturday Fly Out


Let's Do Lunch at Mattoon's Airport Steakhouse!

Depart from various Indiana locations and meet in Mattoon at 12:00 Noon CDT.
Illinois is decades behind Indiana in many ways, but they are only an hour behind us this Saturday. 
  • The weather looks good for Saturday. A big peninsula of high pressure should cover the area of operations. 
  • Pilots depart at their own discretion.
  • Please let Captain Chance Martin know if you are flying and have seats available. Also, let Captain Martin know if you need a ride. We'll try to hook you up. (Sign up HERE)

March 13, 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

12 — IAC Meeting, Greenwood VFW David Newill, Rolls Royce Heritage Foundation
16 — EAA 650, Pancake Breakfast, Monroe County Airport (KBMG)

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

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

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

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

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

21 — Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet
28 — Madison IN Air Show
28,29 — Bowman Fest, Louisville KY

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

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

10 — IAC Christmas Party, Location unknown

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 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


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.


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 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)