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SweetTrips Charter Destination Series: Hamilton County, Indiana

by Craig Agapie

Looking for a quick getaway for you and your significant other, a group of friends, or the whole family? Charter an airplane or helicopter to Hamilton County, where you can experience shopping, a world-renowned arts scene, local food options, and hundreds of miles of walking and biking trails connecting the towns of Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, and Fishers.

  • Conquer the Carmel Caffeine Trail

The Caffeine Trail will take you to places throughout Carmel where coffee is roasted in-house, and many of them feature regionally roasted beans or small-batch coffees from across the US. To see the complete list of coffee shops, visit this website.

  • Visit the Carmel Arts & Design District

Home to galleries, boutiques, restaurants, studios, and public art installations, West Main Street is a great place for concerts, classes, and festivals. Annual events and activities can include outdoor movie nights, live music series, ice skating, and other holiday celebrations.

To learn more about what is going on pending current government regulations, visit their website.

Carmel Arts & Design District (photo from VisitHamiltonCounty.com)
  • Explore Coxhall Gardens

This park is a modern, 125-acre park including twin bell towers, a lake, a Children’s Garden, and an elegant Centerpiece. Campbell Crossing, which is connected to the Centerpiece and surrounded by water on two sides, serves as a great location for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

To learn more about Coxhall Mansion tours and Concerts in the Centerpiece events, visit their website.

  • Top Golf & IKEA in Fishers

Less than one mile from each other, check out Top Golf, a premier entertainment destination, and IKEA, known for its unique furniture and delicious food.

TopGolf in Fishers, IN
  • Breweries and Wineries in Fishers

Here’s your guide to breweries in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, and Noblesville, where you’re sure to find a venue that everyone will enjoy.

  • Conner Prairie in Fishers

A nationally acclaimed history destination, Conner Prairie is an outdoor museum that exists to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences.

Connor Prairie Hot Air Balloon Ride (photo from VisitHamiltonCounty.com)
  • Grand Park in Westfield

This thoughtfully designed 400-acre sports campus, the official home of the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp, offers a field for almost any sport. Nearby this premier destination for youth sports and training are local restaurants, pubs, shops, and a unique Westfield experience.

  • “Hipstoric” downtown Noblesville

“Hipstoric” downtown Noblesville isn’t just a trendy name, it’s an initiative to connect and share things that mesh modernity with history. Experience the heart of culture in Hamilton County and unique local shops, restaurants, and recreation, all in one must-see destination.

If you’re ready to spend more quality time with the people in your life instead of wasting time in traffic or in a crowded airport terminal explore, give us a call or email bob@sweethelicopters.com and we’ll be happy to provide more information and schedule your next charter flight!

Craig Agapie

Director of Operations & Chief Pilot

Craig came to Fort Wayne in 2007 after earning Bachelor of Science degrees at Indiana State University in Professional Aviation and Aerospace Administration. He has earned an Airline Transport Pilot certificate plus single, multi, glider, and instrument ratings in addition to Gold Seal CFI, CFII, and MEI certificates and an SF50 Vision Jet type rating. He has taught tailwheel and aerobatics for hundreds of hours in a Super Decathlon and was the Chief Simulator Instructor at ISU. In his 10,000+ flight hours Craig has developed two passions: helping customers get to their meetings and vacations as smoothly and safely as possible and helping fellow pilots become fully competent and confident throughout the flight envelope through aerobatic and tailwheel instruction (although he does also love sharing the fun of a good “$100 hamburger” trip with new and old friends alike!). He joined Sweet Aviation full time in March 2017 after spending the previous two and a half years running a non-profit auto repair ministry. He and his wife Rachel have five boys and are active members of Fellowship Missionary Church.

Sweet Aviation is proud to be a member of the Sweet Family of Companies.