Hendricks County Aviation

Hendricks County Aviation has been providing service since 2005. We are located at Gordon Graham Field, 2R2, is Indianapolis' West side premier Flight School providing flight training for private, commercial, and private pilots looking for IFR training. We are located at Hendricks County Airport (2R2) which is situated between Avon and Danville. All of our training is performed utilizing the  Cessna 172SP platform with the latest in avionics, the Garmin G1000. Hendricks County Aviation also offers sightseeing flights, aerial photography flights and pilot supplies. Gift certificates are available as well.

Adam Goot - CFI

Flight Instructor 


Derek Beaver - CFI, UAS

Flight Instructor 

Derek joined us as a flight instructor in the fall of 2020.  Trained at Indiana State University in aviation, Derek looks to one day fly for an airline. Before joining us as a flight instructor Derek worked as a sky dive pilot in Franklin, Indiana honing his flight skills. Since then he has obtained his flight instructor certificate and is offering his flying knowledge to all as an instructor at Hendricks County Aviation.  

Dick Stevens - CFI, CFII

Flight Instructor 

Dick has been a flight instructor for over 30 years. He has been instructing students at Hendricks County Aviation for the past 15 years.

“I enjoy flight instruction as much now as when I first started.  What I do has some very special moments’, like when a student first flies the airplane by themselves. This usually happens between the 14th and 20th hour of flight instruction. Another is the day they achieve their dream of becoming an FAA licensed Private or Commercial Pilot or acquire an instrument rating.  My students have been high school students wanting to acquire their Private Pilot’s license before college, to senior citizens and everyone in-between.  I feel really privileged to have met so many wonderful people during my tenure as a flight instructor.”

David Wilde - CFI, UAS

Operations Manager/Flight Instructor 

In July 2007 David completed his pilot training with Dick Stevens where he received his private pilot license.  With a love for airplanes he decided to continue on and received an associates degree from Vincennes University in aviation.  Upon completion of his degree he started flight instructing for the University for the following 2 years along the way joining the Hendricks County Team in July of 2019.  

2015 Cessna 182

Kelly Martin - CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

Flight Instructor 

Years of experience is what Kelly brings to the table.  Still an acting charter pilot flying out of Goshen, indiana Kelly resides locally just minutes away from the Hendricks County Airport.  When he is not jetting off to one of the many States in the Citation jet you can find Kelly instructing at Hendricks County making Pilots one after another.  Kelly has a lifetime of aviation knowledge, experience and stories that can inspire and mentor a pilot of any age. 

Our Team