Aviation is an integral part of Iowa’s economy and way of life. Air transportation provides needed connectivity and moves people and goods to their destinations quickly and efficiently. Aviation activities also accommodate important services that Iowan’s rely on such as aerial survey, national defense, air medical transport, and search and rescue operations. Support of flight operations and the movement of people and goods additionally stimulate the need for a broad range of products and services that create jobs and further stimulate Iowa’s economy.
Significant levels of activity occur in every category of aviation in Iowa, including commercial, military and general aviation.