Welcome to the Ohio Aviation Association!

The Ohio Aviation Association is a non-profit association whose members are comprised of airport management, airport governing bodies, and varying types of organizations that provide support and assistance to airports including consulting firms, aviation education programs, construction contractors, FBO's, equipment providers and aviation enthusiasts.  Ohio Aviation Association is led by its Officers and Board of Directors from varying sectors of aviation and from all around Ohio.

The Ohio Aviation Association promotes aviation by advocating on behalf of airports in Ohio, communicating the economic benefits of Ohio airports and the aviation industry, as well as educating and engaging its members and the public.


Ohio Aviation Association's 2018 Legislative Day is set for May 16, 2018!

Can you say "yes" to any of these questions?

  1. Has your airport (or your airport client) received any State grants in the last two grant cycles?
  2. Do you have a project hoping to receive funding in the near future?
  3. Do you have a project that improves the future of aviation in Ohio through workforce development, STEM-related education, and training? 
  4. Do you want to help support legislation that is helpful to aviation in Ohio?
  5. Do you want to see the State support increased air service to Ohio?
If you said yes...
at the Ohio Statehouse for OAA's Legislative Day!


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Upcoming Webinar:

May 23, 2018, at 2 pm Eastern

May's webinar will include an overview of the FAA’s Obstruction Evaluation / Airport Airspace Analysis (OE/AAA) system, including how to create a user account, sign up to receive notifications as well as how to view and comment on circularized cases.

Presented by: 

John Stains, P.E.
Airport Engineer, ODOT Office of Aviation

Go HERE to register.


 The Ohio Aviation Association's 2018 Annual Conference was a HUGE Success!

Dear OAA Members and Supporters,

April 10th and 11th, 2018, brought Ohio aviation supporters another great Annual Conference with networking, fun, and education!  The 2018 Annual Conference kicked-off with the OSU Air Force ROTC drill team’s Presentation of the Colors and opening remarks by the 2017-2018 OAA President, Tory Richardson. As Tory welcomed the attendees to this year’s chock-full agenda (no pun intended), he provided reminders of some great opportunities: The Norm J. Crabtree Scholarship Silent Auction and availability of raffle tickets for the Political Action Committee gift baskets. With a record number of attendees, the competition for winning the silent auction prizes could be fierce and everyone must be prepared! 

This year’s conference agenda offered nine (9) general sessions and sixteen (16) breakout sessions over the short day-and-a-half. In addition to those numerous educational opportunities, the OAA conference offered student-specific sessions covering items such as resume tips to tips on what it takes to be successful in airport management.

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The Benefits of Membership

The Ohio Aviation Association works to provide timely resources you need, the latest educational topics to excel and the networking community you desire. We invite you to bring your experience and join the others for the future of Ohio aviation. With your membership, you receive an incredible amount of benefits, services, and resources. To check out all of the benefits offered, CLICK HERE.  However, beyond that, you will join others like yourself to help aviation in Ohio, today and tomorrow.  With a greater membership base comes a louder voice that can be heard here in Central Ohio and around the state. No one should fight the typical aviation challenges alone.  We can help get your concerns and ideas heard by others -- we are here to help!

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2018-2019 Policy Agenda

There is no denying that the aviation industry is a vital part of Ohio’s economy and is an essential part of everyday life of Ohioans. Our airports play a critical role ensuring the state’s ability to attract, generate, and maintain business and employment.  Airports are global gateways that allow companies the ability to establish operations, move people and cargo seamlessly between locations, and connect business with tourism.  It’s our job to make sure that Ohio’s multifaceted airport system remains competitive in an increasingly global economy.  Yet, given its vital role, state-level funding for aviation programs and projects had declined more than 250% in the last decade and less than $1 million was invested annually in the Ohio Airport Grant Program. Read more to find out how OAA turned that around - and our future goals...

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