The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's mission is to promote aviation, which includes ensuring that the needs of commerce and communities across Oklahoma are met by the state's 110 public airports that comprise the state’s air transportation system, and ensuring the growth and vitality of the state's aerospace industry.
LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS
Aeronautics Commission Announces 30-Day Comment Period for Proposed Emergency Rules for Anemometer Tower Legislation - August 14, 2014
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has announced a 30-day comment period beginning August 15, 2014, for proposed emergency rules establishing administrative rules for the implementation of HB 3348, which goes into effect Nov. 1, 2014. HB 3348 gives the Commission the authority to promulgate rules to ensure that anemometer towers are marked for clear visibility and to establish a data base of anemometer tower locations throughout the state in order to provide aviation safety for general aviation pilots. Read more. To view the proposed emergency rules, please click here. To view the Rule Impact Statement, please click here.
Aeronautics Commission Selects New Officers; Amis Named Chairman - July 28, 2014
During their regularly scheduled meeting earlier this month, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission selected a new slate of officers for the current fiscal year that runs through June 30, 2015.
District 5 commissioner Dave Amis III of Oklahoma City was named chairman – the third time he has served in that role – while Tom Stephenson of Oklahoma City and Guymon’s Michael Ray, both currently serving as at-large appointees, were named vice chairman and secretary, respectively. Read more.
Aviation Community Mourns the Loss of Long-time Aviation Advocate Dan Stroud - June 6, 2014
Dan Stroud (pictured left), the voice of Oklahoma aviation for over a quarter of a century, passed away Thursday in Oklahoma City. He was 61.
Before his passing, Stroud had been serving as communications director for the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission since April and was in charge of all internal and external communications within the agency.
“The aviation community has lost one of its all-time greatest advocates and friends,” said Director of Aeronautics Vic Bird. “Dan was very talented and extremely knowledgeable on anything aviation, and was one of the most positive and upbeat people I have ever met. He loved making people smile. Even though he was with our agency for just a short while, he had already made quite an impact on the people here and helped us promote the aviation and aerospace industry. We will truly miss him.” Read more.
Wind Evaluation Tower Bill Signed By Gov. Fallin - May 29, 2014
After a few weeks of nail-biting and some minor rewording, House Bill 3348 was finally sent to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk, where she signed it Wednesday along with several others bills.
The new law will require towers used for measuring wind speed, as part of the wind power generation process, to be marked, painted and flagged for clear visibility if they are at least 50 feet tall.
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission would be responsible for promulgating the specific rules for these towers, including marking as well as notification requirements for building or removal of the towers. Read more.
Aviation Events Calendar.
September 6, 2014
Ponca City Aviation Booster Fly-in Breakfast will take place at the Ponca City Municipal Airport. For more information, call 580-767-0470 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 6, 2014
Pauls Valley Hamburger Lunch Fly-in will be held at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. For more information call 405-238-7338 or e-mail email@example.com.
September 11, 2014
Oklahoma Pilots Association Dinner Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City. Mooney around the world flight by Carol Ann Garratt. For more information about the meeting, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 13, 2014
Ardmore Pancake Breakfast will be held at Lakeland Aviation, located behind the control tower at Ardmore Municipal Airport. For more information call (580) 388-5000 or e-mail email@example.com. Contact: Bill Holbrook.
September 20, 2014
Alva Regional Airport Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Alva Regional Airport. For more information, please call (580) 327-6778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20, 2014
Annual Community Fly-In Day will take place at Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free lunch will be offered to visitors at noon as well as free coffee. For more information, contact Justin Heid at 405-282-2312 or email@example.com.
September 26-29, 2014
Oklahoma Pilots Association September Fly Away will take place at Gaston's Scenic & Historic Restaurant in Lakeview, Arkansas; 3MO. Arrive on Friday, Sept. 26. Wheels down at dark. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 27, 2014
Enid Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Call 580-234-5476 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
October 2, 2014
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's regularly scheduled meeting will be held beginning at 10 a.m. inside the first-floor Commission Room at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Oklahoma City. For more information, please contact Harve Allen at 405-604-6916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.