Spring 2022 Member's Guide

The Spring 2022 Member's Guide contains frequently asked questions for current and prospective members of PPI. Please refer to it if you have any question about a process of the club. If your question is not answered. Please email us at ppi@purdue.edu.

Spring 2022 Member's Guide

Forms & Boring Paperwork Stuff

As we all know, flying isn't all slipping the surly bonds of Earth and dancing the skies on laughter-silvered wings. Making flying fun and affordable requires a little bit of bureaucracy, but luckily this website is your one-stop shop for reimbursements, requests, and references. Except it's not really a shop, because everything is free (the forms, that is). But you get the idea...right?

Policies & Practices

If you are unsure of the process for filing a reimbursement or a rebate, or you don't know how to request approval for an overnight cross-country, read on!

Multi-Day Cross Country Requests

According to PPI Regulations, all flights over 24-hours must receive prior approval from at least 3 members of the executive board. To request permission, follow the steps below.

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Fill out the information in each box as described in the form. Simply type your name and the date to "sign" the form at the bottom. Click the save button to save the data you have typed into the form.
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Once you receive the go-ahead from 3 of the officers, you are cleared to go! Print out a copy of the PDF form and leave the top portion with the desk at Purdue Aviation.


In the event you fuelled up one of the aircraft outside of the Purdue airport (KLAF), you may get reimbursed for the fuel cost you shouldered (limited to the maximum price per gallon reimbursement rate set by the treasurer). To get reimbursed, follow these steps:

Step 1
Get a receipt showing the date, N-number, your name (sign the receipt if needed to have your name on it), and the number of gallons purchased.
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Give your fuel reimbursement form to the club treasurer along with the receipt and he or she will process the reimbursement for you. You can expect a check mailed to your address in 2-3 weeks.

Headset Borrowing

Although Purdue Aviation has stopped lending headsets following the COVID-19 pandemic, PPI stills own four headsets that are available to be shared at Purdue Aviation. This is great for when you want to take passengers on the club planes. Simply show the front desk your membership card, and ask to borrow one of the four PPI headsets.

Safety Pilot Guidelines

Many of our members work on their IFR training in our airplanes. As part of that training (or even practice when you're already certified), you can fly with a "safety pilot"; he or she will keep their eyes outside while you practice your IFR skills under the hood. Since this can be a tricky situation when it comes to logging time and paying the bill, we've put together a guide for you!

Safety Pilot Guide


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