Purdue Aviation Day

1501 Aviation Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
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The first Purdue Aviation Day was held in 1911 on a grass landing strip where the Elliott Hall of Music currently stands. Today, Purdue Aviation Day (PAD), is organized exclusively by student leaders within Purdue University's School of Aviation & Transportation Technology. PAD's Mission seeks to bring the industry and Greater Lafayette community together in one big celebration of aviation, in a free to the public event. PAD has something for everyone, from keynote speakers, to static aircraft displays, and children's activities. No tickets needed, just fly in, drive in, or walk in.