LaPorte Municipal Airport
Indiana’s Friendliest Airport
FAA Safety Seminar
On Saturday, November 16, at 10 am (Central), join us for an FAA Safety Seminar. Topic is “Aircraft Performance: Theory or Reality?” The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee has studied a number of accidents that were caused by inaccurate and/or unreasonable expectations regarding aircraft performance. This program is a short review of expected performance in the take-off and departure phases of flight. This seminar will be held in the conference room. Registration is required and can be done at: www.faasafety.gov. Questions – contact Dennis Miller, 574-999-0483.
What’s better than food and airplanes? Maybe lots of food and lots of airplanes? From April to October every year, join us on the 4th Friday of the month between 11 am and 1 pm (Central). In 2019, we averaged 85 people and 18 planes each week! There’s no cost, but a $5 donation is appreciated. Check back in 2020 – and get a Lunch on the Fly schedule. Every week there’s an airport in the Northern Indiana area that hosts a Lunch on the Fly.
Camp was held June 10 – 14 for 72 students in grades 6th – 12th. One of the highlights was flying a full-motion simulator, built by our own Ron Bober. A new activity for camp was our first ever “Aviation Escape Room” which tested the student’s memory of what they’d learned during the week. And as always, the flight, provided by local pilots was deemed a highlight for nearly everyone. Dates for 2020 camp have not yet been set, but if you’d like information as soon as it’s ready, email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, October 4, the LaPorte Municipal Airport participated in a “Made in LaPorte County” event sponsored by the LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership. Approximately 2600 students attended. Our booth focusedon the advantages of becoming a pilot, the many career possibilities, and provided information how to obtain a private license, a commercial license, other ratings, and resources how to make it all happen.
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Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm Central Time
Weekends: 8 am – 5 pm Central Time
Christmas and New Years Day
LaPorte airport is conveniently located 3 miles south of the city of LaPorte. It sits less than 20 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan.and a little over an hours drive to down town Chicago.