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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.
 


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

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LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS


Vic Bird portraitOAC’s Bird To Speak as Part of Claremore Chamber of Commerce Luncheon & Airport Open House - March 20, 2015

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird will serve as guest speaker during the Claremore Chamber of Commerce Luncheon and Airport Open House this Thursday. The luncheon is set to begin at 11:45 a.m. inside the FBO hangar at Claremore Regional Airport.

Bird, who has been OAC’s director since December 2002, will give a 20- to 30-minute update on Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry, which will include a brief update on infrastructure projects at Claremore Regional Airport.

“I am truly looking forward to visiting with the fine folks there in Claremore about the importance of their local airport, especially when it involves businesses throughout the area that rely on a modern, safe and reliable airport that will help those businesses grow and continue providing jobs within the community,” Bird said. Read more.
 

Justin Heid head shotGuthrie-Edmond Airport's Heid Earns Accreditation Distinction - May 15, 2015

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport Manager Justin Heid (pictured left) has earned a distinction not many airport executives across the U.S. acquire during their professional careers. The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) recently awarded Heid the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.).

In order to garner such a prominent designation, Heid had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process, which included passing a nearly 200-question test, fulfill a writing requirement and finally facing a panel of other AAEs and demonstrating, among other things, his knowledge of airport management and business administration as well as general transportation economics.

According to a news release from AAAE, Heid's recent achievement "attests to his ability to meet these stringent requirements and his experience in managing a public airport."

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport has seen marked growth and the completion of many projects since Heid's arrival four years ago, including experiencing more hangar development; updating or revitalizing its runway lighting and other navigation systems; improving taxiway pavements; installing additional water and sewer utilities; and renovating the airport terminal.

AAAE represents more than 5,000 airport executives nationally; however, fewer than 10 percent have earned the A.A.E. distinction. Heid is one of just a handful of airport managers in the state of Oklahoma who has achieved that status.

Congratulations, Justin!
 

Aeronautics Commission Accepting Comments for Proposed 
$55 Million Airport Capital Improvement Program for FY2016-2018
- May 15, 2015

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will be accepting public comments for the next 30 days concerning the proposed Airport Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal years 2016-2018. Anyone wishing to provide comments may do so by contacting Grayson Ardies at 405.604.6903 or email gardies@oac.ok.gov. To view a draft of the proposed CIP, please click here.
 

Cheyenne Jones art 20152015 State Aviation Art Contest Winners Announced - March 23, 2015

Officials with the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission have announced the winners of Oklahoma’s 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The students will be recognized for their artwork during an awards ceremony scheduled for March 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Blue Room inside the state Capitol.

The International Aviation Art Contest encourages youth from around the world, ages 6 to 17, to reflect on aviation by designing a piece of art based on the year’s chosen theme. This year’s contest theme was “World Air Games.”

"This art contest is an excellent way to get our younger Oklahomans interested in careers in the aerospace and aviation industries,” Director of Aeronautics Vic Bird said. Read more.

 

 

 

Aviation Events Calendar.

May 23, 2015 (NOTE: Moved to May 30)
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.

May 28, 2015
Claremore Chamber of Commerce Luncheon and Airport Open House will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Claremore Regional Airport inside the FBO hangar. Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird will serve as guest speaker. For additional information, please  phone 918.341.2818 or visit chamber@claremore.org.

June 4, 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.

June 6, 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.

June 6, 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.

June 13, 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.

June 13, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association June Fly-In will take place at Hinton Airport (K2O8; Soaring Center ) beginning at 9:30 a.m. Beginning glider classes, and Intermediate glider classes will be conducted in the morning and again in the afternoon. Additional events after the seminar: Glider rides for a nominal fee. Airplane & glider spot landing contests. First place gets a free glider and/or airplane ride. Remember this is a day of safety activities. Pilots please review FAR 91 right of way rules, before flying to Hinton.The City of Hinton will offer all participants a FREE LUNCH. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

June 20, 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.

June 20, 2015
Cookson Jubilee Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Tenkiller Lake (K44M); Cookson. The Cookson Jubilee is held adjacent to the airport. It runs on Friday June 19 from 4-11p.m. and from 11a.m.-11p.m. on Saturday June 20. Craft booths, great food including BBQ, and a variety of live music available both days. Tent camping available on the airport with showers available in the FBO. Come for the breakfast and stay and enjoy the jubilee. Contact Val at veedster@aol.com or 918-457-4774 for additional information.

June 27, 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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