What’s Happening at Sweet Aviation

The aviation community is a group of like-minded, fun, and passionate individuals, and we try to find and create as many opportunities as possible to bring everyone together. So we’d love to see you at one of our upcoming events or classes! We’ll be updating this list monthly, so be sure to check back often. In fact, if there’s an aviation event or meeting you’d like to schedule at Sweet Aviation, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to host your event!

Events

  • Flyout: Date Night in Indy

    06/22/2019

    Grab a date and join Sweet Aviation for a short hop to a great restaurant! Rick’s Cafe Boatyard is fine waterfront dining that’s sure to please with wonderful atmosphere, service, and live music.

    Trip date is June 22 and the route is SMD-EYE-SMD

    More info to come. To reserve your spot, please send an email to rachel@sweetaviation.com or  give us a call! 

  • VMC/IMC Club presented by Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2

    07/10/2019

    Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2 have teamed up to form a combined IMC and VMC Club. Join a community of pilots willing to share experience, promote safety, and help improve your IMC and VMC flying skills. Plus, you will receive FAA “WINGS” Pilot Proficiency credit for attending. Join us from 6-7:30 PM.

  • Friday Lunch Fly-In

    07/12/2019

    Join us from 11am-1pm at Smith Field for lunch with our Sweet Aviation staff and fellow aviators. This is a free event and we’ll happily be doing the grilling, but if you’re driving in you’re encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share!

  • Flyout: Michigan Island Hopping

    07/13/2019

    Back by popular demand is our Michigan island hopping adventure. Three Great Lakes, beautiful accommodations, and delicious food, all in two romance-filled days.

    We’ll start the experience with an incredible lunch on Lake Erie at The Forge crêperie on Put-in-Bay, OH. Then we’ll take a beautiful flight up the coastline to Lake Huron for an overnight on the gorgeous Mackinac Island. There, you and your special someone can enjoy carriage rides and cozy up while watching the sunset over the iconic bridge, or join fellow pilots for some sightseeing, hiking, or water activities. We’ll cap off our weekend the following day with a stop at Beaver Island on Lake Michigan to enjoy a tasty lunch at a quaint deli and bakery.

    So grab your better half or a few friends and get some invaluable flight experience while enjoying a weekend to remember on our Michigan Island Hopping flyout.

    Click here for more information and pricing, then give us a call at (260) 267-5505 or email info@sweetaviation.com to reserve your spot today!

  • Friday Lunch Fly-In

    08/09/2019

    Join us from 11am-1pm at Smith Field for lunch with our Sweet Aviation staff and fellow aviators. This is a free event and we’ll happily be doing the grilling, but if you’re driving in you’re encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share!

  • Flyout: Experience More Ways to Fly

    08/17/2019

    This is your chance to find out what goes into building a quality flight simulator, as we explore the world-class facilities of Frasca International in nearby Urbana, IL. This innovative company is a leader in the safety and training industry by designing, building, and supporting every level of simulator available for airplanes and rotorcraft alike. Maybe that’s why over 2,700 Frasca simulators in 70+ countries are being used by universities, aircraft manufacturers, training centers, military, airlines, law enforcement, and more. 

    After Frasca, we’ll jump over to Danville, IL to ride the thermals. Pilot your own glider as you enjoy the lack of noise, high visibility, circling with the birds, climbing without an engine, and the amazing glide ratio. You can even strap on a parachute and try out an aerobatic glider. The Illini Glider Club is a fantastic community. And you’re welcome to return to finish your glider add-on during the 2019 season.

    Trip date is 8/17 and the route is SMD-C16-DNV-SMD

    To reserve your spot, please send an email to info@sweetaviation.com or give us a call! 

     

  • VMC/IMC Club presented by Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2

    09/11/2019

    Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2 have teamed up to form a combined IMC and VMC Club. Join a community of pilots willing to share experience, promote safety, and help improve your IMC and VMC flying skills. Plus, you will receive FAA “WINGS” Pilot Proficiency credit for attending. Join us from 6-7:30 PM.

  • Friday Lunch Fly-In

    09/13/2019

    Join us from 11am-1pm at Smith Field for lunch with our Sweet Aviation staff and fellow aviators. This is a free event and we’ll happily be doing the grilling, but if you’re driving in you’re encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share!

  • Flyout: Fine Dining in the Windy City

    09/14/2019

    Fly with us to Chicago for an evening at Alinea, a Michelin 3-star restaurant. Founded in 2005 by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has three times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is the only restaurant in Chicago, and one of only 13 in the US, to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also won the James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States.

    Alinea features a single, seasonally-driven tasting menu of between 18 and 22 courses, living up to its “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” rating. And with our special guests from Capital Flight, and included black car service, our Fine Dining in the Windy City flyout not only offers a delicious meal, but also a fun, emotional, and provocative experience.

    Trip date is 9/14 and the route is SMD-MDW-SMD

    To reserve your spot, please send an email to info@sweetaviation.com or give us a call! 

  • Friday Lunch Fly-In

    10/11/2019

    Join us from 11am-1pm at Smith Field for lunch with our Sweet Aviation staff and fellow aviators. This is a free event and we’ll happily be doing the grilling, but if you’re driving in you’re encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share!

  • Flyout: Experience the Northeast

    10/06/2019

    We’ll start our week with lunch on the Toronto Islands and explore the French Canadian connection in downtown Montreal before resting our heads at a breathtaking 19th-century hotel. The next two days on Prince Edward Island are yours to fill with relaxation, hiking, museums, theatre, and more. Be the first in the US to experience the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine or sleep in at the cozy Grand Hotel. Explore Acadia National Park or head downtown in search of New England’s best lobster roll or clam chowder.

    From Bar Harbor, we kick it up a notch when we visit our friends at Mike Goulian Aviation. Mike is a Red Bull Air Race-winning, air show-flying, Cirrus Training Center-owning pilot among pilots! Fly with him in his 2-seat Extra 330LX, see his airshow routine from the front seat, and try your hand at basic through unlimited aerobatic maneuvers. Then cap the exhilarating day off by venturing into downtown Boston for some historically good times.

    Before heading home, we’ll make a final overnight stay at Niagara Falls. With a postcard view of the falls, your room is sure to delight. And we’ll all gather for a group photo in front of the falls to commemorate the cross country adventure.

    Trip dates are 10/6-10/12 and the route is SMD-CYTZ-CYUL-CYYG-BHB-BED-IAG-SMD

    To reserve your spot, please send an email to info@sweetaviation.com or give us a call! 

  • VMC/IMC Club presented by Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2

    11/13/2019

    Sweet Aviation and EAA Chapter 2 have teamed up to form a combined IMC and VMC Club. Join a community of pilots willing to share experience, promote safety, and help improve your IMC and VMC flying skills. Plus, you will receive FAA “WINGS” Pilot Proficiency credit for attending. Join us from 6-7:30 PM.

  • Flyout: The Caribbean, Mexico, and More

    02/22/2020

    We’re kicking 2020 off with a bang. Experience Key West nightlife, the turquoise beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, and four days exploring the wonders of Cozumel, Mexico. Then wrap up the experience with a relaxing stay in Charleston, WV.

    Trip dates are 2/22-2/28 and the route is SMD-KP\DK-EYW-MMCZ-KMTH-HXD-CRW-SMD

    More info to come. To reserve your spot, please send an email to rachel@sweetaviation.com or  give us a call!