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Photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting Thank you for visiting the Illinois Pilot's Association. We are a statewide organization of both pilots and non-pilots who are committed to preserving and advancing general aviation in the state of Illinois. The IPA is an affiliate of the United States Pilot Association. Currently the IPA consists of local chapters, as well as additional "at-large" members. Local Chapters hold regular monthly meetings, monitor aviation interests in the their local area, hold social activities, and sponsor safety seminars.

At the state level, IPA monitors aviation issues across Illinois, including pending legislation. A state IPA Board of Directors meeting is held every month at various airports around the state. The IPA sponsors a scholarship for an Illinois student pursuing a degree in an aviation-related field. The state IPA also holds an annual convention, and from time to time sponsors safety seminars, and various social activities.

Membership is open to anyone interested in aviation in Illinois.  If you would like to join, look for a chapter in your area.  If there is no chapter in your area, we encourage you to consider starting one.  The board of directors can assist you.  For individuals where chapter affiliation is impossible or impractical, an "at-large" membership option is available.

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Termination of the Illinois Pilots Association
The Illinois Pilots Association is in the process of dissolution.  Assets will be distributed to educational institutions that train students for aviation.

2017 IPA Scholarship Winner Announced

Ryan Jarrett Linton of DeSoto, Illinois, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Illinois Pilots Association Memorial Scholarship.   Ryan is a 21 year old Aviation Management/Flight major at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.   Congratulations and Best Wishes to Ryan from the Illinois Pilots Association.   For information about the IPA scholarship (including application information) visit the IPA scholarship web page.

Mobile Optimized View

A new "mobile optimized" view will now be presented to users who view the Illinois Pilots Assosiation website from an iPhone or other similar mobile device. For now this is being done on a trial basis. If you have comments, please email them to webmaster@illinoispilots.com

Improved Photo Gallery

A new photo gallery has been implemented. The gallery will display one view for desktop browsers, and a more "smartphone friendly" view if viewed from a mobile device. The new Photo Gallery will allow IPA members to upload photos, please email the webmater if you would like to add content. We hope you enjoy these new changes.

Contact the Webmaster

Please send comments and corrections to webmaster@illinoispilots.com.  Feedback is always welcome.