Aviation Career Summit

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Join Us for Three Incredible Days

The Aviation Career Summit is an exciting, introductory event for middle/high school and college students as well as job seekers and career changers interested in the exciting and growing aviation industry. Aviation offers incredible opportunities and is seeking to welcome people of all backgrounds and cultures.

The mission of this event is to:

  • Inspire and expose students to the world of aviation
  • Provide opportunities and build relationships with various universities, companies and organizations here and outside Indiana
  • Recruit and retain talent here in Indiana while also being a catalyst for economic growth

Grand Prize Giveaway: 3-night stay at Aviate Inn, Orlando Florida

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Breakfast each morning of the stay
  • Curated flight experience
  • www.aviateinn.com

Event Dates & Times

Kickoff Meet ‘n Greet at Indianapolis International Airport

Friday, October 21, 6-8 p.m.

  • Welcome from Indiana state officials and greetings from industry and community leaders. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided.
  • Audience: sponsors & leaders
  • Address: Indianapolis International Airport, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Havana Cigar Lounge will be hosting an after party honoring our HBCU partners 9 p.m – close. 9707 District N Dr Suite 1110, Fishers, IN 46037. 

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Symposium at Ivy Tech Community College

Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Welcome – 10:00 – 10:30
  • HBCU Round Table – Diversifying Aviation 10:30 – 12:00
  • Lunch and networking – 12:00 – 1:00
  • Keynote Speaker and Q&A- 1:00 – 2:30
  • Networking and Close of Program 2:30 – 3:00
  • Audience: community
  • Address: Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, Culinary & Conference Center, 2820 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46028

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LIFT Academy Open Hangar Night and Reception

Saturday, October 22, 5p.m – 8.p.m

  • Spend the evening at LIFT Academy’s Indianapolis hangar to discover what LIFT is all about. Try out our flight simulation training devices, sit in one of our new Diamond aircraft and chat with current students and flight instructors! Refreshments will be served.
  • Address: 2753 Cargo Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241

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Career Fair at the Republic Airways Hangar

Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Schools, colleges, vendors, students and job seekers/career changers converge to learn about careers in the aviation ecosystem
  • Audience: students
  • Address: Republic Airways Hangar, Indianapolis International Airport, 3998 S. Hoffman Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Aviation Careers: A Day in the Life

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

This transformative event will educate and inform a younger and more diverse audience of Hoosiers about careers in aviation, job opportunities, aviation schools and job-ready programs. The summit is an exciting opportunity to introduce our youth to a rich aviation ecosystem that can open new avenues of careers they were unaware existed.

Various sponsorship levels and opportunities are available. Your support will help make a future in aviation possible for the next generation of aviators. Learn more and sign up to be a sponsor of this important initiative.

Logos for Promotional Materials are due Friday, September 30, 2022. Send .png logos to aviationsummit@rjet.com.

Our Sponsors

Ambassador Elite





Liftoff Creamery
Purdue Polytechnic Institute Indianapolis
Traders Point Christian Schools

Interested in becoming a sponsor or want more information?

Art Contest

We are excited to offer an Art Contest at the Aviation Career Summit. To enter the contest, please create something that embodies whatever you envision aviation to be! What comes to mind when you think about aviation? A pilot? Mechanic? Airplane taking off? A flight attendant? A rocket ship? Grab your favorite pens, paints or crayons (both physical and digital) and share your vision of what the future of aviation looks like to YOU! All in 1st grade and above are invited to participate. Learn more about the contest below.

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