Benefits of Membership

Founded in 1965 as the Ohio Airport Manager's Association, the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit corporation committed to airport development and safety in Ohio.  OAA’s mission is to promote aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences; to foster public recognition and understanding of aviation in Ohio; to promote and encourage better relations between airports, users, and communities served; and to cooperate with all organizations working for the general advancement and benefit of aviation.

Association activities are primarily supported through membership dues and the dedicated volunteerism of its members.  Membership is comprised primarily of fixed base operators, airport sponsors, airport planners and engineers, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts. 


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Legislative Representation

The leadership and staff work with OAA Legislative Agents to empower the association to speak with one voice. Our advocacy efforts work to get our members' message in front of the legislators.

How can you help? Visit the Advocacy Center for more information.

Webinar Series

Participate in webinars (at no cost) presented by recognized professionals in the field. OAA offers two types of webinars - on-demand and live programs, both of which are FREE to OAA Members.  You can also propose a future webinar topic about which you would like to receive more information.


The OAA website is a wonderful source of information for you. The website contains contact information for colleagues, volunteer leaders, and lists the upcoming events and activities. OAA members and friends of the profession may post job opportunities for a small fee through our Career Center. The OAA website also features a vendor directory area that provides a link to valuable services.  (Available for Corporate and Consulting, Supply Chain, Small Business, and Direct Service members)

Access to the "Members Only" section of this website featuring upcoming event information, past publications, and important links to industry figures. The "Members Only" section also provides networking opportunities for members such as Member Notes, value-added members-only discounts, and the online membership directory. You can also find related industry links in the members-only area.

Annual Conference

OAA's annual conference attracts hundreds of participants from around Ohio and nationally.  Network with others and develop relationships for sharing resources and learning from one another.  In addition, the exhibit area offers a great place to explore tools and resources to help you with your operations and delivery.  Coffee breaks, refreshments, and prize drawings make the exhibit area a fun and information rich environment.

OAA members receive a discount on the conference registration fee.

Airport Trading Post

The Airport Trading Post is a free service for current members' use only. This is your place to post something for sale or an item you are giving away, etc.


Awards Recognition Program

The OAA Award Ceremony is held annually at the Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference. The OAA presents awards to OAA Members in the following categories:

- Airport of the Year
- Airport Manager of the Year
- Aviator of the Year
- Aviation Student of the Year
- Airport Business of the Year

Please submit your nominations for these awards, using this online form:

OAA Awards Nominations Form - CLICK HERE

Thank you for your help, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the OAA Awards Ceremony!

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved! Join the fun and challenge of OAA by contributing to the various committees. Whether you have time to devote to committee work or simply have any idea you would like to share, OAA needs your involvement! As a member of OAA, you have the ability to volunteer on key committees and project groups and be able to serve on the Board of Directors. Click here to get involved.


OAA offers many different advertising opportunities, including web banners on the OAA website and more. Click here for information on advertising with OAA.


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December 7, 2017

Board Meeting

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

December 7, 2017

PAC Board Meeting

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

December 7, 2017

Columbus Area OAA PAC Event

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