Monthly Newsletter

Summer 2023 Newsletter


The Professional Pilots Association’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, September 6th 2023  at the main Lane Aviation hangar in the middle of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for a map. There are no meetings in June, July or August.


The presenter at the September meeting will be Matthew Palmisciano. Mathew is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and US Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). He will describe the Top Gun School and who attends as well as the role of the A-10 and F-18 in close air support missions.


Upcoming meetings: In lieu of the regular first Wednesday meeting, the October meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct 7th at the Air Force Museum in Dayton OH. November 1st. Brad Hill will speak about the CMH  Airport Fire Department.

PPA Name Badge. If you ordered a PPA member name badge you can pick it up at this meeting from Treasurer Bob Brown.

Request: Please contact me or any of the Trustees with suggested speakers and topics for future meetings.  You can call one of us or send a message: CLICK HERE

The Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Learning Center received a City of Columbus grant of $275,000 for renovation of the original Port Columbus terminal and tower.


Each PPA member is encouraged to make reservations as early as practicable to help us obtain an accurate estimate of attendance. Please make your reservation not later than noon, Monday, September 4th. This meeting is not sponsored. There will be a $20 registration fee collected at the door to cover the meal and PPA expenses. The meal is ordered based on the number of reservations so we ask that members reimburse the Association for a non-cancellation. Cancel not later than Tuesday at noon or you will be charged for the meal.

Make your reservations in one of these two ways:
Click here to make your reservations
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6:00 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Presentation

See you on September 6th, 2023

Mike Ponzani

President, Professional Pilots Association
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