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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LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS
Request for Qualifications for Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study
The deadline for submitting a statement of qualification for the statewide airport economic impact study has been extended to 5 p.m., Sept. 11. The original deadline was August 26; however, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has recently been in the process of an emergency relocation move to the Will Rogers Building on the State Capitol Complex, where the agency will remain temporarily for the next two to three months. In addition to the temporary move, we have also been asked several questions regarding the RFQ and would like to provide all interested parties with the answers to those questions.
For those who have already submitted their qualifications to us, please feel free to make any changes you need to your documents based upon the answers we provided to the following three questions (if you would like us to mail your qualifications packet back to you, let us know and we can arrange for that.) Any questions should be addressed to Mr. Grayson Ardies, aviation program manager, at email@example.com. To download the official Request for Qualifications, please click here.
Bartlesville’s Kevin Potter Appointed to Aeronautics Commission
Will Fulfill Remaining Term of Tulsa’s Rick Armstrong - August 17, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Kevin Potter of Bartlesville to represent District 1 on the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
Potter, who is president and general manager of Bartlesville Radio, will fulfill the remaining term left by former District 1 Commissioner Rick Armstrong of Tulsa who resigned in June to devote more time to his newly acquired business. Read more.
Record Year of $10 Million in Airport Improvements for Aeronautics Commission - July 23, 2015
Federal, state and city officials will soon celebrate the completion of a runway extension at Enid Woodring Regional Airport (pictured left), giving pilots training at Vance Air Force Base an alternative airport nearby on which they can land their T-38 jet trainers. This development, undoubtedly, will prove significant in any future base realignment and closure (BRAC) rounds.
Similar scenes will most likely be played out in other Oklahoma communities over the coming months as they, too, celebrate the completion of various airport improvements.
The Enid runway extension to 8,000 feet is just one of many airport projects statewide included in a record $10 million the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has invested in airport infrastructure over the past year. Read more.
Commission Selects New Officers for FY2016; Stephenson Named Chairman - July 20, 2015
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has selected a new slate of officers for the new fiscal year that runs through June 30, 2016.
Tom Stephenson of Oklahoma City (pictured left) has been named chairman for the second time as a member of the Commission. He previously served in that role in fiscal year 2008.
Commissioners have also selected Guymon’s Michael Ray and Ardmore’s Wes Stucky as vice chairman and secretary, respectively. Other members of the Commission include Dave Amis III of Oklahoma City, David Conway of Durant and Joe Harris of Goldsby. Read more.
Aviation Events Calendar..
September 3, 2015
"Planes, Bikes, ‘n Cars” will be held at Wiley Post Airport beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
Fly your plane in, display your special car or bike, or do both! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Not just for pilots or Oklahoma Pilots Association members. Free show! Charge for dinner. RSVP dinner reservations to Roger Walton at 405.219.514 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 3, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association September Fly-away will take place in Waynoka with lunch at Harvey House Restaurant - History Museum. Wheels down at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Roger Walton at 405.219.514 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
September 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2015
Ponca City Aviation Booster Fly-in Breakfast will take place at the Ponca City Regional Airport. For more information, call 580-767-0470 or e-mail email@example.com.
September 10, 2015
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission meeting will be held in Oklahoma City inside the Oklahoma Department of Transportation building in Oklahoma City. Commissioners will convene the meeting at 10 a.m. in the first floor Commission Room. For more information, please call Harve Allen at 405.604.6916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 12, 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 email@example.com. Contact: Bill Holbrook.
September 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20-22, 2015
National Association of State Aviation Officials will hold its annual convention and trade show in Boise, Idaho at the Boise Centre. Increase your influence and reach the individuals who are developing the next generation of aircraft. Expand your knowledge, as expert engineers and scientists share their latest research and development findings. Find out what lies ahead, as senior leaders in industry discuss their programs and business challenges during plenary and interactive Forum 360 panel discussions. Network, discuss challenges, and share ideas during technical sessions, luncheons, networking breaks, and social activities.
September 26, 2015
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.
September 26, 2015
Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport Fly-in Community Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the airport, which is located at 520 Airport Rd. in Guthrie. Aircraft, classic and exotic cars and large radio-controlled aircraft will be on display. Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can experience lots of fun at the Sooner Flight Academy Children’s Activity Center. There will also be a free flight disorientation simulator and a hyperbaric chamber for pilots provided by the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. Free aircraft rides for kids 8-17 years of age through the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles Program. For more information, please contact Schellon Stanley at 405.232.2312.