The Iowa Aviation Promotion Group is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow aviation by increasing the number of pilots, aviation users, and aviation supporters within the state. IAPG offers a number of programs intended to: increase awareness of the benefits of aviation, educate the public, increase the activity level of current aviation enthusiasts, increase the number of pilots and aircraft within the state, and provide opportunities for young and old to experience aviation in Iowa. The Iowa Aviation Promotion Group is a member of The International Council of Air Shows.
We have set measurable goals to monitor the benefit of each of these programs.
Supporting our missions of growing general aviation in Iowa, increasing the number of pilots, increasing flying activity, and securing public support for aviation, IAPG has a calendar of annual programs:
- Organizing the Annual Air Fair, Fly Iowa. As we are just coming off the pandemic year, the event is scaled back and the 2021 event is hosted by Ames Municipal Airport, KAMW on August 14, 2021. Activities planned are a fly-in, drive-in breakfast, static displays, and fly-byes. Usually a full scale aerobatic air show is part of Fly Iowa. IAPG is a member of the International Council of Air Shows. Fly Iowa is always without admission cost!
- Youth represent the future of aviation so IAPG promoted and hosted Youth Aviation rallies are set for July 17 at Ankeny Airport on Saturday July 17, at Ames Airport on August 12, and a Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge encampment on October 15 – 17.
- The Fly Iowa Challenge is an on-going program to give pilots and incentive to fly more and visit all 107 of Iowa’s public and public use airport. The program is attractive to even out-of-state pilots.
- Social events are a staple of member activities so hosting events such as Classic Aviation Film Nights and the IAPG late fall Meeting of Members are held. These events are at no cost to members.
IAPG periodic meetings are open to all members.. A monthly emailed newsletter is now published. All these activities require financial support and volunteer assistance from people like you. Please consider becoming a member and donating to this worthy organization. As a 501 C (3) not-for-profit, donations are tax-deductible.