2019 Events


 DAC Friday night cookouts are back!  Starting June 21st

Discover Aviation will host a cook-out the third Friday of each month during the summer

Fly in or drive to the Lorain County Airport for good food & great company!!

Contact (Vicki) with any questions


 Flying season is here!  There are lot of other events in the area:


July 19th – Discover Aviation Cook-out

6:00-8:00p at the Lorain County Airport

Burgers, dogs, pop & water provided – BYOB and a dish to share if you’d like


July 20th – Lorain County RC’s Moon Day

At the Crawford Flying Field in Elyria

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of our astronauts landing on the Moon!


July 20th – Liberty Aviation Museum Car Show

Visit libertyaviationmuseum.org for details


July 22nd – July 28th – Oshkosh’s AirVenture!

The world’s largest aviation gathering in Oshkosh, WI


July 22nd – July 26th – Erie-Ottawa Airport’s Junior Pilot Camp

Held at Liberty Aviation Museum

Call the airport for details & registration info – 419-734-6297


Friday, July 26th – IWASM’s - Come From Away at Playhouse Square

Join Playhouse Square and IWASM for a performance of Come From Away on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Come From Away is based on actual events that took place on September 11, 2001, and the days that followed when 7,000 airline passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. The show depicts the humanity, grace, and unity that was shown that day in Gander when 7,000 people showed up unexpectedly in their small town.

Tickets must be purchased by June 29. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to IWASM. Stop by the museum before the performance and learn more about Beverly Bass, the first female pilot to be named Captain by American Airlines, and the inspiration for this play.

To purchase your tickets visit:



July 27th & 28th – Military Vehicle & Equipment Show
Liberty Aviation Museum

Saturday 9:00a-5:00p, Sunday 9:00a-4:00p – Free Admission!

Waco Biplane Air Adventure rides - $225 per person or $325 for two

UH-1 Huey & AH-1 Cobra Vietnam Vintage Helicopter rides

WWII C-47 Skytrain rides

Author Carol Ford Book signing on “Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography”


Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 - 6th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day

Ashland County Airport (K3G4), Ashland, OH

Opening ceremony 12 noon - Fireworks @ 9:40p. Veterans photo 12:45p. All day family oriented event/activities, plus planes, military displays, food vendors, complimentary meal, Ricky Lee's in-person country music show, Dixieland Band and Classic rock shows. Seats available, but bring lawn chairs and umbrellas, in case.
Check us out on facebook! Hope to see you in Ashland!


August 3rd – 2019 Thunder over Michigan

Ypsinlanti, MI


August 3rd – Women in Aviation’s Astronomy Night

Watch a movie & do a little star gazing at the Discover Aviation hangar

Lorain County Regional Airport (KLPR)


August 4th & 5th - Ford Tri-Motor rides at Put-In-Bay

Take a step back in time flying in a 1928 “Tin Goose” Tri-Motor!

Visit flytheford@eaa.org for details


Saturday, August 17th – EAA 402 Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast
Newark-Heath Airport,Treneff Field (VTA), Heath, OH
Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast. Pancakes and More! Cash prizes for Fly-Ins. Local A/C on display: Vintage, Homebuilt, Warbird, Ultralight, Light Sport and more. Custom car show.

Contact: Tom McFadden
Phone: 740-323-6994
Website: http://www.eaa402.org 


Friday, August 30th – IWASM’s Corks in the Concourse
Burke Lakefront Airport 


Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 , 2019 - Cleveland National Air Show


September 13 & 14 - Wings & Wheels Fly-In / Drive-In
Marion, Ohio: Marion Municipal Airport (KMNN)
Free event, Free parking, helicopter rides, EAA Young Eagles, P-51 Mustang rides, CAF Red Tail Squadron, pilots get free breakfast, Salute to POWs & MIAs, many events planned,
visit our website for current updates for exhibits and events. 


Saturday, September 21st, 2019
EAA Chapter 1252's Annual Flyro-Gyro

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter 1252) Annual Flyro Gyro at the Lorain County Regional Airport. Event runs from 10am - 2pm. This is a FREE fun family event. Fly in or Drive in. Our chapter pilots will offer Free Airplane Rides for kids 8 to 17. A parent must be present. Registration ends at 1pm. Visit the Discover Aviation Center AvLab where you can test your skills flying a real airplane. There will be RC Simulators for young and old to try their skills.. Gyros and Hot Dogs available. For more information contact Vicki Koziol at 440.236.6594 or vickikozz@gmail.com

The Lorain County Regional Airport (KLPR) is located at 44050 Russia Road, Elyria, Ohio


Friday, Oct 4, 2019 - Dinner With a Slice of History

Searching for Amelia Earhart with Ric Gillespie of TIGHAR

International Women's Air and Space Museum.

Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL), Cleveland, OH

Join us on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation with Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery TIGHAR. In 1985, Gillespie and his wife co-founded TIGHAR with the mission to conduct science-based aviation historical research. He is best known for his investigation into the 1937 disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Gillespie has led 11 expeditions to Nikumaroro, a remote uninhabited atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, searching for evidence of the missing Earhart. Gillespie has been featured in numerous television documentaries and publications. Limited copies of his book Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance will be available for purchase at the end of the presentation.

Cost is $17. 

The 2019 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Contact: Katie
Phone: 216-623-1111
Website: http://www.iwasm.org


Saturday, Nov. 2nd -  IWASM’s Books, Breakfast, & Book Signings


Saturday, Nov. 9 - IWASM’s WOW STEM Conference


Want more?
Visit the FAA FAASTeam website for the list of free webinars available

Use “webinar” for your keyword search

Most qualify for WINGS credits too!


Are you an EAA member?  EAA also offers webinars! 

Visit the EAA site for subjects & times.

Some EAA webinars also qualify for WINGS credit.


Join your local EAA Chapter
If you are not already a member of an EAA Chapter, we highly encourage you to check out your local group. This is a great way to meet other aviation enthusiasts, whether you are an experienced aviator or simply interested in anything aviation! 

Here are some of the chapters in our area, along with their monthly meeting times. 

You can find more info on chapters near you by clicking here.


Columbia Station Chapter 1252– 1st Tuesday at the Columbia Station VFW Hall, 7p

Lorain County Chapter 127 – 2nd Saturday at the Lorain County Airport, 10a

Wadsworth Chapter 846 – 2nd Thursday at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth, 7p

Port Clinton Chapter 1247- 3rd Wednesday at the Liberty Aviation Museum, 7p

North Central OH Chapter 50 – 1st Saturday at Hinde Airport in Huron, 1:30p

Toledo Chapter 582 – 4th Thursday at the Toledo Executive Airport in Millbury, 6p

Geauga County EAA Chapter 5 – 3rd Monday at the Geauga Count Airport in Middlefield, 7p

Ashland County Chapter 255 – 2nd Sunday at the Ashland County Airport, 4p

Fremont Chapter 1272 – 2nd Tuesday at the Sandusky County Airport in Fremont, 7p

Portage County Chapter 1591 – 3rd Wednesday at the Portage County Airport in Ravenna, 6p


International Women's Air & Space Museum

Always something going on. Click here to learn about all their events.


Check out Discover Aviation Center anytime!

Discover Aviation Center (DAC) introduces people to aviation and helps promote other aviation organizations. We have a Flying Club; offer outreach programs, which include Discover Aviation Day in May each year, airport tours, school career fairs and library programs; and we encourage aviation networking through meetings (first Saturday of each month) and cookouts (third Friday of each month throughout the summer) at the Discover Aviation hangar at the Lorain County Airport.  If you are interested in becoming a member of DAC or would like more information,  check out our website at
Please contact us if you would like any additional information or if you would like to be removed from our distribution list.

Vicki and Paul Koziol
Discover Aviation Center
Lorain County Airport
44050 Russia Rd, Elyria
440-236-6594  Vickikozz@gmail.com
http://discoveraviationcenter. org