LIFTING UP THE IOWA AVIATION INDUSTRY Join the Airport Association Working for You

Iowa airports are more than concrete punctuation marks on vast fields of crops. That’s why IPAA works tirelessly to promote Iowa’s aviation system, our airports and their role in local economic vitality. We deliver on that promise through legislative advocacy, education and collaborative leadership. Join us! On this Iowa flight, ceiling and visibility are unlimited.

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In the Iowa Flight Deck: Advocacy, Education, Networking


We believe that IPAA members are key to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Iowa. By working together, we overcome challenges and advance public recognition of the value of general aviation airports.  

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Legislative Advocacy

From funding for airport infrastructure to taxation, IPAA closely monitors state and federal legislative action impacting the aviation industry and advocates on behalf of member interests. 

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Professional Development

IPAA is committed to supporting our members and helping them advance their careers. We provide an annual scholarship up to $2,000 for aviation professional development courses and certifications. 

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Scholarship Programs

Our support extends to the next generation as well. IPAA awards up to $2,000 each year to a qualifying high school senior or college student who is pursuing a degree and career in the aviation industry. 

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IPAA Airports Conference

The annual conference is an exceptional experience that mixes work and fun. Join us for three days of networking, association meetings, equipment and vendor exhibits, informational sessions and more. 

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IPAA Awards

IPAA is pleased to recognize members and partners each year who distinguish themselves for service, skills or projects. Nominations are accepted year-round, and awards are announced at the annual conference. 

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MEET OUR MEMBERSGrierson Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Dalsing (right) presents Robert Grierson, former director of the Dubuque Regional Airport, with the IPAA Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s annual conference. Marty Lenss, airport director at the Eastern Iowa Airport, nominated Grierson for the award. 

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IPAA Board of Directors

Our 14-member volunteer board serves as the face and voice of IPAA. Board members provide direction for the association’s advocacy work, award scholarships and honors, and oversee events.