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.  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. 



OAA's 2019 Annual Conference is "Building Something Better!" for Ohio!

  • ALL NEW for this year: A Poster Gallery!  Has your company been involved in a project or research that could help follow OAA members? This is your time to shine by providing a poster for display! 
  • OAA is actively seeking donations for our 2019 Silent Auction in support of our scholarship program. Donations can be delivered to OAA at any time before April! 
  • OAA has issued its Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Annual Conference. Don't miss the deadline for submission!
  • Registration will open on January 16. Prices increase as the conference approaches so register early. 
  • The 2019 Norman J. Crabtree Scholarship application is now available! 

For more information on the conference items above, click HERE!


Ohio Aviation Association's 2018 Legislative Day

We want to thank our members who wrote letters, met with legislators, and/or attended the reception on May 16th! We met with over 25 legislators throughout the day and over 40 legislative offices joined us for our reception.

If you have a chance to reach out to your State Senator or Representative, make sure you help convey OAA’s current policy initiatives! Need some pointers on what to say? Reach out to us at [email protected] Or click here to read more about our latest public policy agenda.


 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.

Click here to read more....


View our latest news below!

Visit our blog here for all our past news stories... 
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!

Join Now
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...

Read More