Indiana Aviation

Indiana Aviation We educate and encourage youth to focus on S.T.E.M. education and inspire future Hoosier aviators, aerospace engineers, scientists & mechanics. We promote and manage events and activities to support the love of aviation.

CONNECTING AVIATION HISTORY, STEM & EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES TO THE COMMUNITY We are a public benefit corporation purposed to collect, document, and preserve historical memorabilia general/military aviation. To provide educational opportunities and activities to the public to promote the importance of dedication, innovation, achievement, service to our country and community. To encourage and inspire the community, volunteers, donors, and people of Indiana to share in the enthusiasm for the preservation efforts, educational pursuits, and aviation experiences undertaken by Indiana Aviation, Inc. To acquire, promote, preserve, and honor the names of those who gave so much of their time and effort in bringing us aviation as we know it today.

Jobs jobs jobs across the aviation spectrum, including - especially including aviation maintenance.  Here is an interest...
05/14/2019
What to do about the aviation maintenance technician shortage

Jobs jobs jobs across the aviation spectrum, including - especially including aviation maintenance. Here is an interesting blog...

The Baby Boomer generation makes up the bulk of aircraft mechanics, and they are retiring or retired. What options are out there to recruit and train the next generation?

Fort Wayne Air Show
05/14/2019

Fort Wayne Air Show

We are very excited to see and HEAR the mighty F-100 Super Sabre fly at this year's FREE Fort Wayne Air Show June 8-9 at 122nd Fighter Wing Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base. This particular F-100 is one of just six airworthy F-100F's remaining in the U.S. and it is based right here in Fort Wayne. Piloted by Dean "Cutter" Cutshall, this aircraft is beautifully maintained and it makes the coolest afterburner roar you've ever heard. Please join us in welcoming Cutter and his F-100 to our lineup. Learn more at www.FWAirShow.com.

Big big news coming out of West Lafayette and Purdue University!  Saab lands in Indiana and plans to build in the Discov...
05/08/2019
Saab’s global defense and security company lands in Indiana, to open site near Purdue University

Big big news coming out of West Lafayette and Purdue University! Saab lands in Indiana and plans to build in the Discovery Park District Aerospace with the goal of producing the AirForce's next generation T-X trainer.
https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q2/saabs-global-defense-and-security-company-lands-in-indiana,-to-open-site-near-purdue-university.html

Global defense and security company Saab announced plans Wednesday (May 8) to locate a new U.S. manufacturing operation in Indiana. The facility, located at Discovery Park District Aerospace on the west side of the Purdue University campus, will support production of the U.S. Air Force’s next-gene...

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
05/08/2019
EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

Take a ride on EAA's B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast, when it arrives at the Indy South Greenwood Airport on Friday, May 10.

Book your flight or ground tour in one of the last remaining airworthy B-17's for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As Mother Nature opts to hopefully take it easy on us, more and more aviation events are getting on the schedule!  Vince...
05/06/2019
Community Grand Opening at Frankfort Airport

As Mother Nature opts to hopefully take it easy on us, more and more aviation events are getting on the schedule! Vincennes has it's Aviation Community Day on June 8. First Wing and the CAF Wings Over Indy are partnering to stage a huge open-house event at the Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) on June 22 - this not only promotes aviation but also serves as a benefit for Down Syndrome Indiana. A Hops N Props will be held that event. More info on this event to come...

AND this just in -- a big Frankfort Airport New Terminal Community Grand Opening event, scheduled for Saturday, May 18!

Warbird Training Center
05/02/2019

Warbird Training Center

Photo taken and copyright by Erik Markov

Great FLY-IN/DRIVE-IN at the Indiana State University Flight Academy this Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hulman Field (KHUF)
04/26/2019

Great FLY-IN/DRIVE-IN at the Indiana State University Flight Academy this Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hulman Field (KHUF)

Purdue takes another huge step in the field of aviation with this announcement of a major relationship with Frontier Air...
04/23/2019
Purdue, Frontier Airlines, Airbus collaborating to add passenger jet training to professional flight curriculum - Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue takes another huge step in the field of aviation with this announcement of a major relationship with Frontier Airlines and Airbus! https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/newsroom/purdue-frontier-airbus-collaborating-passenger-jet-training-professional-flight

Purdue announced an agreement with Frontier Airlines and Airbus to add Airbus A320 passenger jet training to the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology’s professional flight curriculum.

Air Force Times
04/23/2019
Air Force Times

Air Force Times

The hulking aircraft, in use since the Vietnam War, is being replaced by the P-8A Poseidon.

Indiana State University College of Technology/ISU Flight Academy FLY-IN/CRUSE-IN Saturday, April 27 10AM-2PM at Hulman ...
04/20/2019

Indiana State University College of Technology/ISU Flight Academy FLY-IN/CRUSE-IN Saturday, April 27 10AM-2PM at Hulman Field (KHUF)

04/20/2019
'12 Strong' Soldiers to Honor D-Day Heroes with Parachute Jump

Jumping with bourbon??
This team will facilitate a big jump on June 5 in Normandy, France, for the 75th Anniversary of 🇺🇸D-Day🇺🇸

The group of 15 plans to jump out of the C-47 "Tico Belle," the same plane that dropped soldiers on D-Day.

04/19/2019
04/16/2019
Billy Werth Airshows

Billy Werth Airshows

Starting the show with some smoke and noise diving into the box at Thunder Over Louisville.

Special thanks to PPG Aerospace, Champion Aerospace, Simpson Race Products and Sandia Aerospace for helping make this all possible.

Aviation Jobs
04/15/2019
Aviation Jobs

Aviation Jobs

Take a closer look at this groundbreaking bit of engineering!

Soar Indy
04/14/2019

Soar Indy

Yesterday was the annual safety meeting which marks the start of the soaring season for the club. We operate Saturdays and Sundays through October. Come out and see us !!!!

Indiana ACE
04/13/2019

Indiana ACE

🛑 WATCH OUT 🛑

We have a segment on WISH-TV TONIGHT‼️ Special thank you to: Jenny Dreasler & Kylie Conway, Anchor/Reporter!!

10PM - Be sure to tune in for the coverage and share with family and friends! Deadline to register for camp is ☝️ MONTH away‼️

Thanks to Vincennes University!!

Empowering youth to reach their potential!

This just in...another reason to check out this Saturday's Purdue Aviation Day: The United State of America C-40 will be...
04/12/2019

This just in...another reason to check out this Saturday's Purdue Aviation Day: The United State of America C-40 will be on the ramp for static display!

Aviation Humor
04/11/2019
Aviation Humor

Aviation Humor

This is Bruce. He’s an airline pilot.

Purdue Aviation Day is this Saturday at the Purdue Airport.  It is a great event that is planned and operated completely...
04/10/2019
Purdue Conferences

Purdue Aviation Day is this Saturday at the Purdue Airport. It is a great event that is planned and operated completely by Purdue aviation students! This year, the CAF PT-26 and Flight Training Center T-6 will be on display...AND two A-10s will be doing a low fly-over. https://conf.purdue.edu/pad/

Purdue Aviation Day (PAD) is an open access event welcome to community members, prospective students, industry partners, and aviation enthusiasts alike. The event focuses on sharing the passion of aviation through static aircraft displays, educational events, historic displays, guest speakers, and c...

Blue skies and tailwinds, Hero🇺🇸
04/10/2019
Last living Doolittle Raider dies in Texas at 103

Blue skies and tailwinds, Hero🇺🇸

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last living participant of World War II’s Doolittle Raid, died in San Antonio on Tuesday. He was 103.

04/07/2019
Evansville ShrinersFest & Air Show
04/07/2019

Evansville ShrinersFest & Air Show

We are proud to welcome the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers Parachute Team to the 2019 ShrinersFest Air Show.

The Black Daggers represent the professionalism and dedication of SpecOps forces by performing aerial parachute demonstrations in support of U.S. Army Special Operations Command community outreach and recruiting efforts. The team is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and will be participating in ShrinersFest for the first time.

The 2019 ShrinersFest Air Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 on the Evansville riverfront. Advance tickets are now on sale at ShrinersFest.com. For more information about this year's air show, visit ShrinersFest.com/air-show

Air Force Thunderbirds
04/04/2019

Air Force Thunderbirds

Today is a very special #ThunderbirdThursday as we remember Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno. The Big Cat loved to fly and had a passion for inspiring the youth to lead lives of purpose and to go into every day with a smile. We honor Cajun each day as we continue his legacy, but especially today on the anniversary of his passing.

Here’s to you, Big Cat!

Cajun's Aviation Dream United States Air Force
#thunderbird #aviation #remember #cajun #4ever #avgeek #aviationdaily #airforce #airshow

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04/04/2019

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Indiana ACE
04/01/2019

Indiana ACE

Camps in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are now open for registration. Register at http://ow.ly/4Mid30nQdg6

CAF Red Tail Squadron
04/01/2019
CAF Red Tail Squadron

CAF Red Tail Squadron

Some long-overdue closure for one Tuskegee Airmen family.

Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol
03/26/2019
Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Goshen High School students are using CAP Aerospace Education's flight simulator to get some hands-on aviation experiences. Now that sounds like fun!

Wreaths Across America - Official Page
03/26/2019
Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

"Johnson calculated the flight path for NASA’s first mission into space—the Freedom 7 mission trajectory, flown by Alan Shepard in 1961."

You are a true inspiration, Katherine Johnson! Thank you. #WomensHistoryMonth

Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol
03/25/2019
Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Indiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Goshen High School students are using CAP Aerospace Education's flight simulator to get some hands-on aviation experiences. Now that sounds like fun!

Terrific story!
03/23/2019
C-47 That's All Brother Flies 2000 Miles to Honor D-Day Veteran

Terrific story!

A notable historic aircraft, named That’s All, Brother, made an unscheduled trip from its home base in San Marcos, Texas to Dayton, Ohio on March 17, 2019, to visit and honor WWII veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin. Martin is one of the last remaining “Toccoa O

National Agricultural Aviation Association
03/14/2019
National Agricultural Aviation Association

National Agricultural Aviation Association

In honor of National Agriculture Day today, NAAA produced a short video in celebration of our nation’s ag aviators and all the good work that they do. To aerial applicators everywhere, we salute you!

Nominate a hero for a very special flight!
03/12/2019
Fort Wayne Thunderbirds Hometown Hero Contest | Ft. Wayne Air Show

Nominate a hero for a very special flight!

Purchase Tickets Fort Wayne Thunderbirds Hometown Hero Contest The 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show, featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, is looking for a hometown hero to be nominated to the Thunderbirds for a potential ride of a lifetime in an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Nominations are being acc...

03/11/2019
Billy Werth Airshows

Billy Werth Airshows

Hey guys, here’s our 2019 airshow schedule so far. (There are a few others in the works so I’ll update on those as they finalize)

Apr 13: Thunder Over Louisville
June 7-9: Fort Wayne Air Show (with the Sibling Rivalry show)
July 5-7: Goshen Airshow
Sept 7-8: Grissom Air and Space Expo
Sept 14-15: Owensboro Airshow
Oct 5-6: Bowman Airshow

Looking forward to seeing you guys at a show!

Special thanks to these guys for providing some amazing equipment: PPG Aerospace, Sandia Aerospace, Champion Aerospace LLC, Quiet Technologies, SimpsonRacing

Beechcraft
03/11/2019

Beechcraft

Olive Ann Beech was the first woman to lead a large aircraft company. During her tenure as Beechcraft CEO, the company developed and introduced aircraft such as the King AIr and the Baron, both still in production.

Today, she's known as the first lady of aviation.

#WomenInAviation #WOAW19 #WomenOfAviation #TBT

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Indiana Aviation, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)(3) Indiana Corporation Mailing address: PO Box 56034 Indianapolis, IN 46256

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