Purdue Airport

1585 Aviation Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA


Opened in 1930 as the first university-owned airport in the U. S., Niswonger Hall of Aviation Technology trains pilots and engineers for futures in flight, including astronaut-alum Neil Armstrong. For more information and a display of NASA and other awards, look at the glass case to the left of the main entrance.


The Purdue University Airport is a public-use airport southwest of the central campus in West Lafayette. Because of the heavy traffic generated by the University and its flight programs, the Purdue University Airport is one of the busiest airports in Indiana, second only to Indianapolis International Airport.

It’s also the site of Purdue’s Aviation Technology Department, which includes majors in aviation technology, aviation management and professional flight.