The Freeman Field Flying Association (FFFA) is a group of aviation minded individuals, most from the Seymour, IN area, who have banded together for the purpose of promoting aviation growth and safety at Freeman Municipal Airport. Activities include monthly membership meetings and publication of a monthly newsletter. Safety topics are discussed at meetings and an FAA-approved aviation safety seminar is held once a year. The association owns and maintains a computer-based aviation training device (flight simulator) for use by the membership.
In order to promote aviation activity the FFFA works closely with the airport manager to assist with the sponsorship of various events each year. In recent times these have included an annual T-6 WW-II trainer fly-in, safety seminars, pancake breakfasts, radio-controlled model aircraft fly-in and an airport awareness day.
Besides the safety seminars and safety topics at meetings the FFFA also works with the airport administration to initiate safety-related improvements. Recent ones include repainting the wind tee and getting runway directional signs reinstalled after a repaving project caused most of the old ones to be removed. In the near future three additional windsocks will be installed at the request of the FFFA. The airport manager in turns uses the FFFA as a vehicle for communicating with area pilots. Our newsletter reaches more than half of the pilots flying out of Freeman Field. We are very pleased with our ongoing two-way relationship with the airport manager’s office. We work together to enhance aviation in Seymour.
The FFFA also has a social side. From time to time have “pitch-ins”, also known as a potluck supper. The association usually provides a basic food like hotdogs or hamburgers, and soda pop to drink, and members bring complimentary dishes to share. We have several fly-outs a year so members who are plane owners can have an excuse to fly somewhere. There are always extra seats so other members get to ride along. We have an annual 4th of July party and a Christmas party.
In order to respect members’ privacy you will not find a membership list anywhere on this public website. Paid-up FFFA members can get a membership list from the Membership Chairman anytime.
Legal stuff: The FFFA is a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Indiana, but it is NOT a federally recognized 501.c.3 charity. That means you cannot legally
make a donation to the FFFA and deduct it on your income tax as a charitable contribution.
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