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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.
 


Important Notice!!

Emergency Rules for Anemometer Towers (MET Towers) Are Now Officially in Effect!

To access required forms and instructions, please  go to the  Anemometer Tower Emergency Rules webpage. [Click Here]

 


LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS

Aeronautics Commission To Meet March 5 in OKC

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting in Oklahoma City next Thursday, March 5, beginning at 10 a.m. in the first floor Commission Room at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation building. For more information, please contact Harve Allen, OAC's public information officer, at 1.405.604.6916. [Meeting agenda]
 

Agriculture PilotsOAC's Bird Speaks to Ag Aviation Group About New MET Tower Law - Jan. 20, 2015

A large contingent of crop-dusting aviators met this week in Midwest City as part of the Oklahoma Agriculture Aviation Association's (OAAA) annual conference, where they have been discussing topics germane to the industry.

Understanding the new emergency rules for anemometer towers, or simply MET towers, was one such topic that hit a cord with most attendees, especially after one of their own was killed in the Oklahoma Panhandle in 2013 when the aircraft he was piloting collided with a MET tower.

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird spoke to the group, telling them that the emergency rules were now in place following Gov. Fallin's approval Dec. 17. He said the emergency rules came about after state lawmakers passed legislation last session designed to protect pilots of low-flying aircraft from improperly marked MET towers. Read more.

Aeronautics Commission Approves Airport Projects Totaling $60 Million - Dec. 17, 2014

Two dozen communities across the state should see construction ramping up at their local airports over the next three years after the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission recently approved its Three-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal years 2015 through 2017.

The Commission’s CIP programs federal and state funds for the state’s 110 publicly owned airports that comprise the Oklahoma Airport System. This allows federal, state and local officials to anticipate funding needs for airports and accommodate changes in project costs, scope and schedule. The CIP is based upon anticipated funding through aviation taxes and user fees from the state and federal governments. Read more.
 

MET Tower exampleAeronautics Commission Adopts Emergency Rules Requiring Marking of Wind Evaluation Towers - Dec. 12, 2014

Emergency rules designed to protect low-flying aircraft from towers used to measure and record wind speed were recently adopted by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The emergency rules must be approved by the Governor before they become effective.

The emergency rules are a result of House Bill 3348 that was passed by state lawmakers last session. The bill, authored by Sen. Charles Wyrick and Rep. Don Armes, directed the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to promulgate rules requiring the marking of anemometer towers to ensure their visibility to pilots, thus minimizing the risk of collisions. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Aviation Events Calendar.

March 5, 2015
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission March meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the first floor Commission Room at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Oklahoma City. For additional information, contact Harve Allen at 1-405-604-6916 or hallen@oac.ok.gov.

March 5, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association Dinner Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City .For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

March 7, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association March Fly Away will take place at Tulsa-Jones Riverside Airport - Oklahoma Aquarium - Flight Training Center. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

March 7, 2015
Pauls Valley Hamburger Lunch Fly-in will be held at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. For more information call 405-238-7338 or e-mail pvairport@suddenlinkmail.com.

March 7, 2015
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 airport@poncacityok.gov.

March 8-11, 2015
OAOA-AAAE-OAC Joint Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. For more details, please visit the OAOA website.

March 14, 2015
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 lakeland@brightok.net. Contact: Bill Holbrook.

March 21, 2015
Alva Regional Airport Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Alva Regional Airport. For more information, please call (580) 327-6778 or e-mail alvaair@sbcglobal.net.

March 28, 2015
Enid Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Call 580-234-5476 or e-mail wdgairport@enid.org for more information.

March 31, 2015
Oklahoma International Aviation Art Contest Awards Ceremony will be held inside the Governor's Blue Room at the state Capitol beginning at 2:30 p.m. The nine winners for the three separate age divisions will be recognized and presented with cash prizes and certificates as well as proclamations from their respective legislators. For more information, contact Treasure Morgan at 405-604-6915 or email her at tmorgan@oac.ok.gov.

April 2, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association Dinner Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City .For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

April 4, 2015
Pauls Valley Hamburger Lunch Fly-in will be held at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. For more information call 405-238-7338 or e-mail pvairport@suddenlinkmail.com.

April 4, 2015
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 airport@poncacityok.gov.

April 11, 2015
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 lakeland@brightok.net. Contact: Bill Holbrook.

April 11, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association April Fly Away will be the Tenkiller Air Park Breakfast- Wild Onions and eggs. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

April 14-16, 2015
MRO America's 2015 will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Fla.

April 18, 2015
Alva Regional Airport Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Alva Regional Airport. For more information, please call (580) 327-6778 or e-mail alvaair@sbcglobal.net.

April 25, 2015
Enid Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Call 580-234-5476 or e-mail wdgairport@enid.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

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