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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.
 



LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS

STARBASE kidTulsa-Area Programs Awarded $76,000 for Aerospace & Aviation Education - Oct. 30, 2014

Four Tulsa-based organizations were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts totaling more than $76,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in the Tulsa area to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, particularly those in aerospace and aviation.

Of the four Tulsa-area programs awarded either a grant or contract from the Aeronautics Commission, the largest amount for $30,000 went to STARBASE Oklahoma for their “Flying with STEM” Program.

STARBASE is a youth educational enrichment program originated by the National Guard Bureau in 1993 and is designed to expose at-risk youth in grades 5-8 to "hands-on, minds-on" STEM. Read more.
 

Sooner Flight AcademyOKC-Area Programs Awarded Nearly $120,000 for Aerospace & Aviation Education - Oct. 30, 2014

Nine programs around the Oklahoma City metro were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts totaling nearly $120,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in the Oklahoma City area to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, in particular those in aerospace and aviation.

The largest education grant for $53,000 went to the University of Oklahoma Sooner Flight Academy Education Programs (See above photo). The funds will help fund their Aviation Science in the Classroom Program throughout the 2014-2015 school year as well as next summer’s Sooner Flight Academy Program. Read More.
 

Aeronautics Commission Awards $20,000 Grant to Southeastern for Aviation Science Camp - Oct. 30, 2014

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission recently approved a $20,000 Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grant for Southeastern Oklahoma State University for their Take Flight – Aviation Science Camp Program scheduled for June 2015.

University officials said the grant funds will be applied toward the housing of students on campus as well as meals, ASI Aircraft/facilities, transportation and supplies. Read more.

 

NASAO Education Award  2014Aeronautics Commission Nationally Recognized for Aviation
Education Excellence
- Oct.14, 2014

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission was recently recognized during a national aviation event for its efforts to expose more young people to careers in aviation or aerospace.

During the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Annual Convention and Trade Show in Providence, R.I., the Aeronautics Commission was presented with NASAO’s 2014 “Aviation Education Program Award.” The award recognizes the efforts of state aviation agencies to educate and motivate the public with aviation-related education programs.

Vic Bird, who has served as director for the Aeronautics Commission for nearly 12 years, understands how critical it is to have a pipeline of qualified, skilled workers in the state to ensure the growth of Oklahoma’s aerospace industry, one of the state’s top economic engines. Read more.
 

Aeronautics Commission Seeks Public Comments for 3-Year Proposed Airport Capital Improvement Program - Oct. 13, 2014

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is seeking public comments through Nov. 11 for its recently proposed FY2015-2017 Airport Capital Improvement Program. Anyone wishing to provide comments may do so by contacting Grayson Ardies at 1-405-604-6903 or e-mail him at gardies@oac.ok.gov. For those wishing to provide comments through regular mail, please address your comments to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission at 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1244W, Oklahoma City OK 73102. To view a copy of the proposed CIP, please click here.

Aeronautics Commission to Meet Nov. 13 in Tulsa


The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Tulsa. The meeting will be held in the A150 Auditorium at Tulsa Technology Center's Riverside Campus, 801 E. 91st Street. For more information, contact Harve Allen, OAC public information officer, at 1-405-604-6916 or email hallen@oac.ok.gov.

 

 

Aviation Events Calendar.

November 1, 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 airport@poncacityok.gov.

November 1, 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 pvairport@suddenlinkmail.com.

November 6, 2014
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.

November 8, 2014
Oklahoma Pilots Association November Fly Away will take place at the Fairview Fly-In and Air Show, Fairview Municipal Airport. Wheels down at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

November 8, 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 lakeland@brightok.net. Contact: Bill Holbrook.

November 13, 2014
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's regularly scheduled meeting will be held beginning at 10 a.m. inside the A150 Auditorium at Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus. For more information, please contact Harve Allen at 405-604-6916 or hallen@oac.ok.gov.

November 15, 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 alvaair@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

 

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