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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2021 Ohio Aviation Association Golf Outing

The 2021 Golf Outing was held October 1, 2021, to help support the Norm J. Crabtree Scholarship Fund.  A networking lunch was held immediately prior.  The group enjoyed the luncheon speaker, Shannetta Griffin, Associate Administrator for Airports from the FAA.  Thanks to the following sponsors:


DWL Architects + Planners
AeroTrek Flight Academy
CHA Consulting
C&S Companies
Passero Associates


For more great pictures, courtesy of OAA Board Member Matt Schelle, go here.

 Assoc Admin for Airports and Executive Director

Shannetta Griffin, FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, and Stacey Heaton, OAA Executive Director
At the 2021 Golf Outing Luncheon


Curious about Member Benefits?

Below are just some of the benefits our members enjoy:

  • Annual Conference
  • Educational Webinars
  • Advocacy and Legislative Assistance
  • Networking Events
  • Airport Manager's Forum
  • Member-Only Online Message Board
  • Industry/Member News Updates
  • and more...
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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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