Welcome to the Ohio Aviation Association

The Ohio Aviation Association is a non-profit association that brings many together to strengthen the voice of aviation in the State of Ohio. Members consist of:

  • airport management & staff
  • city & county commissioners
  • aviation engineers/planning professionals
  • fixed base operators & direct service providers
  • aviation students
  • aviation education institutions
  • aviation enthusiasts 
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Hey! Did You Hear? Upcoming Deadlines!

Deadline for Scholarship Applications: February 11

Deadline for Call for Abstracts: February 14

Deadline for Board of Director Applications: February 15

Deadline for Award Nominations: March 4


 January Virtual Trivia Happy Hour Event

Join us on January 26th at 4:30 pm for a Virtual Trivia Happy Hour! Hosted by your Communications & Outreach Committee, grab a beverage and snack of your choice and get ready for a little head-scratching fun!  Registration is required. To register, go HERE.


 2022 Ohio Aviation Annual Conference

A message from your 2022 Annual Conference Chair:

Dear Members & Friends,

I have great news and then I have even better news… The GREAT news is that we are meeting in person for the OAA Annual Conference 2022. Yep, you read that correctly. We will get to see one another in person in 2022. I can hardly contain my excitement too. The EVEN BETTER news is that the conference will be held at the Marriot Columbus Northwest in Dublin, OH. Your committee has been working diligently to prepare the best event yet. In 2022 we will be “United for Ohio Aviation!”

In the upcoming months, we will be seeking award and scholarship nominees, speakers, and entertainment ideas. We will be meeting monthly to solidify these plans and invite you to join us every 2nd Wednesday at 10am via zoom. Email me at [email protected] for more information.

-Amanda McGee
2022 Conference Chair &
Airport Director at Findlay Airport


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OAA Political Action Committee - Call for Support

The Ohio Aviation Association Political Action Committee (OAA PAC) would like to thank those who have supported our efforts in 2021. Without your assistance, the OAA PAC would not have been able to provide over $5,500 in donations to Ohio legislators that support aviation in 2021.  We ask you to consider supporting our efforts into 2022 because our work is not done. The latest federal legislation that provides funding for airports brings the need to continue to talk about airports with state legislators.  We will work to ensure Ohio can fully realize all the federal funding that is due to our eligible airports.

We cannot do this without your assistance! To learn more about OAA PAC, or to contribute, please click the button below:

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Member Highlight

Our Member Highlight program will periodically highlight members. The purpose is to bring attention to recently completed airport projects, or upcoming projects, in Ohio as well as highlight airport economic impacts in one, easy-to-read document. Once completed, this one-page speaking piece can be used by members when speaking with officials, OAA will use it to spread the news of Ohio's airports, and more!  Contact us at [email protected] for more information on how to get your airport or business highlighted!

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Our newest member highlight:



Students are Our Future!

The Ohio Aviation Association supports Ohio's aviation students in several ways:

  • Norm Crabtree Scholarship
  • Mentorship Program
  • Free Attendance at OAA Events
  • and more...
Do you want to help support the future of aviation in Ohio?  Click the button below to donate now to the Norm Crabtree Scholarship via credit card. This button will take you to a Square.com payment page. Donations are also accepted via check. Please send your check to:

Ohio Aviation Association
PO Box 340257
Columbus, OH 43235


OAA Scholarship Donation: 

*The Norm J Crabtree Scholarship is maintained as a restricted account by OAA as part of its 501c6 business operations

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 struggle with 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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2021-2022 Policy Agenda

There is no denying that the aviation industry is a vital part of Ohio’s economy and is an essential part of the everyday life of Ohioans. Our airports play a critical role in 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.  Given its vital role, state-level funding for aviation programs and projects must be increased and our assets must be protected from encroachment. Read more to find out how OAA is working to help your future!

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