Internationally acclaimed pilot Amelia Earhart walked the landing strips of Purdue University’s runways, preparing her vessel for a groundbreaking around-the-world trip. Seventy-five years later, the pilots and instructors of Vector Helicopters carry on the tradition of aviation excellence through a full schedule of flight instruction and services. Instructors man the helms of the company’s Schweizer S-300C helicopters, helping students master the skills needed for pilot certification or feel the rush of an introductory flight. The airport’s two runways allow students to get in flight time while certified pilots take citizens out for a spin or monitor terrestrial issues—such as traffic, pipelines, or the mole men’s war games—that are difficult to see at ground level.
Promoting safety and responsibility are the two main goals of the staff at Parabellum Firearms. The instructors accomplish this by leading classes that cover introductory-level firearm safety and basic maintenance skills as well as courses that qualify students to apply for a non-resident Utah concealed-carry license, which is recognized in Indiana and other states. Additionally, the range at Parabellum Firearms provides visitors with a controlled environment for supervised, live-fire practice.
The Zionsville High School Aquatics Center consists of a competitive pool with eight, 25-yard lanes, a diving pool with two one-meter boards, and a shallow pool for teaching. Each maintains a comfortable temperature of 80 degrees or more. So whether guests drop by for the low-impact, high-energy AquaFit class, a solo workout in the lanes, or an open swim, they’ll stay warm in the balmy waters.
Family owned and operated since 1977, the expert instructors at Adamson's Karate Studios help students from preschool to adulthood build discipline, confidence, and athleticism using the art of karate. At eight locations, instructors guide students through a series of kicks and punches as they improve their fitness, confidence, discipline, and ability to chop stacks of boring homework in half.
Helmed by a team of local artists, Your Artistic Spirits holds informal visual-arts consortia in local venues such as Bier Brewery, Black Swan Brewpub, and Bodega. At each location, they welcome participants of all skill levels and disciplines to sip wine, beer, or spirits as they make art focused in a range of artistic styles, from neoclassical busts to avant-garde booms. Instructors guide attendees through step-by-step instruction to create original works in one chosen medium, such as acrylics, watercolors, sculpting clay, or papier-mâché. When not conducting public classes and private parties, artistic staffers lead team-building workshops and art-therapy programs for children and adults.
Indy Sky Sports helps people overthrow the powers of gravity and soar above the Indiana countryside. Working out of local airports, their flight instructors welcome students into light planes such as the Pipistrel Aircraft, which features GPS and terrain awareness. Once in the air, the instructors focus on scenario-based training, which helps people make safe decisions while maneuvering the plane. Indy Sky Sports can guide students from the thrill of their first flights, to obtaining pilot licenses, to gaining access to exclusive nightclubs hidden behind clouds.