"North Vernon Municipal Airport has shown tremendous leadership in their community and is a shining example of the positive impact an airport can have on a community. North Vernon Municipal Airport has also been a tremendous asset in helping the community take full advantage of maximizing the Muscatatuck opportunity." said Bart Giesler, Executive Director of the Aviation Association of Indiana.

Situated right next to the City of North Vernon's 18 hole golf course, located just 3 miles northeast of the city,  the North Vernon Municipal Airport plays a vital role in transportation and economic development in Southeastern Indiana. 

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  • Excellence of Service, voted "Airport of the Year" by Aviation Association of Indiana twice. 
  • Two runways, 5/23 which measures 5000 feet x 75 feet wide and 15/33 measuring 2730 x 60 feet wide
  • Ample ramp space as well as a wide variety of hangar options which allows the airport to house up to 60 aircraft. 
  • Part of "The Solar City" initiative with the City of North Vernon which utilizes solar energy to off-set rising energy costs today' while ensuring more energy freedom to the next generation
  • Self-Service or Full Service Fueling Station
  • Flight School
  • Conference Rooms
  • Maintenance Shops
  • Hanger Space for Lease/Rent

The airport can easily accommodate most business jets and turbo-props as well as some heavy military transports. North Vernon offers many attractive services that include a very active flight school which also provides aircraft acquisition assistance.  

The airport is also home to two full service maintenance shops. The terminal facilities at the airport are very modern and offer amenities such as passenger lobby, conference rooms, high speed wireless access, and pilots’ lounge/flight planning.  We offer some light concierge service related to your arrival.  We work hard to ensure your visit is a memorable experience.

The airport has been an integral part of local economic development.  It is important to note that the North Vernon Municipal Airport is entirely self-sufficient as it receives no property tax money from the local community.

The airport accommodated the Indiana National Guard in the development of local training area Panther, a Contingency Operating Base, located on the airport.  This facility is used in support of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

In the past 10 years the airport has made many upgrades to the infrastructure including new corporate hangars, upgraded sewers, taxiway and runway lighting improvements, improved instrument approaches, an update to a 30 year old airport layout plan, and a solar energy project.  In 2012 the airport has reconstructed runway 5-23 allowing the airport to sustain heavier aircraft on the runway. 

In 2022, the last time an independent study was completed, the North Vernon Municipal Airport generated $8 million dollars in local economic impact.  That number has been as high as $52 million annually, depending on activity. Many local businesses, including Lowe's and Decatur Mold, are located in town due in no small part to our airport. North Vernon Airport was named Indiana Airport of the Year in 2012 and 2023, the first and only airport to win the award twice.

The latest construction project is a large corporate hangar which has allowed larger aircraft to base as well as overnight at the airport.

We look forward to assist in your travel needs!


North Vernon BOAC hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 4.9% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2023 through 2025. A public meeting will be held at a regular Commissioners meeting for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.

The proposed goal and its associated methodology are available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at North Vernon Municipal Airport for 30 days from the date of this publication.

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

Ryan Curry
Airport Manager
645 East County Road 450 North
North Vernon, IN 47265


Federal Aviation Administration
Great Lakes Region - Civil Rights Staff
Attn: Nancy Cibic, Room 440
2300 East Devon Avenue
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018              

OVO DBE Program

Office Details
Ryan Curry,  Director of Operations
City of North Vernon Municipal Airport
Email: |  Phone: 812.346.5223
Address: 645 E County Rd 450 N, North Vernon, IN 47265