Welcome to Aviation Indiana!

Indiana has a rich aviation history beginning with 19th century glider flights and evolving into transcontinental air travel, airfreight, and general aviation aircraft of all varieties. Aviation Indiana has been an advocate for aviation interests since 1983 and is proud to represent all regions of the state providing a network for general aviation, support industries, aerospace educators, airports, fixed base operators, aircraft owners and operators and pilots at all ratings levels. Mindful that aviation is a critical component of Indiana’s economy, Aviation Indiana will continue to bring to the public and legislative sectors the message of this essential industry.

Aviation Indiana 2019 Handbook HERE

Aviation Indiana on Facebook

Make sure that you like and share our facebook page! We will be sharing pictures and event information, and coordinating exciting giveaways through this page!

Registration for April Quarterly Conference

Register HERE for the April Quarterly Conference in New Castle

How to find your Legislator

Click HERE for the link to find your Legislator

2019 Legislative Session

Legislative Overview HERE

Legislative Agenda 2019 HERE

Live Link to Aviation Bills HERE

2019 Aviation Association of Indiana Scholarship Fund, Inc. Application



More information and Application HERE

Internship Survey

Appreciative of the responses already received, the Young Aviation Professionals Committee continues to welcome the completion of a six-question, three-minute internship survey before Friday (2/22) in support of uniting today’s aviation leaders with tomorrow’s through developmental internships.


Thank you, and please feel welcome to contact Brad Cozza (317.385.3015; Brad.Cozza@HamiltonCounty.IN.Gov) with questions and/or recommendations for the survey’s future improvement.

Survey HERE

Purdue Road School

Please mark your calendars for Purdue Road School.

There will be 5 presentations on UAS on March 5 and the Aviation tract will be on March 6.


Aviation Indiana would like to thank Claire Meade and Flight1 for their presentation at the Quarterly Conference/Legislative Luncheon on January 31, 2018.

Please check out their Website HERE

ADVISORY: Special Notice- Central US- Fuel Contamination

Please see the attached notice from the FAA regarding jet fuel contamination. HERE

FAA Commercial Drone Rules

Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace.

The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.

The rule’s provisions are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. The regulations require pilots to keep an unmanned aircraft within visual line of sight. Operations are allowed during daylight and during twilight if the drone has anti-collision lights. The new regulations also address height and speed restrictions and other operational limits, such as prohibiting flights over unprotected people on the ground who aren’t directly participating in the UAS operation.

Click Here for the New Rules

FAA Final Policy on Use of Airport Hangars

The FAA’s final policy on the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars appears in today’s Federal Register and will take effect on July 1, 2017. The FAA is issuing the policy to clarify how aviation facilities – including hangars can be used on airports that receive federal funds. The final policy strikes a balance between hangar use for aviation and non-aviation purposes.

The policy ensures hangars are available when there is an aviation need, and if demand is low, allows hangars to be used for non-aviation activities. The FAA recognizes that non-aviation hangar space rental allows airport sponsors to be economically independent when hangars are not being used to fulfill aviation needs. Airport sponsors must receive approval from the FAA before hangars can be used for non-aviation purposes.

In addition, the policy outlines the type of aircraft that can be built in a hangar, the equipment and items that can be stored in hangars, and the role of the airport sponsors to ensure tenants pay fair market value for hangar space.

Read the Policy Here

Sales Tax Information – Replaces Bulletin from February 2016

As a result of questions that were raised at previous Aviation Indiana Quarterly meetings, The Indiana Department of Revenue has updated their Bulletin regarding the sales tax exemption on aviation parts.

Read the full bulletin here.

 Aviation Dedicated Funding Whitepaper

Read the AI whitepaper HERE

AI: 2012 Economic Impact Study

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