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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!

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

 


LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS

Commission Cancels July 9 Meeting in OKC - June 29, 2015

Due to the lack of a quorum, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on July 9 at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Oklahoma City has been canceled.

For further information, please contact Harve Allen, OAC public information officer, at 1.405.604.6916 or email hallen@oac.ok.gov.
 

CADSQ logoAerospace & Defense Companies Encouraged to Register for June 23 CADSQ Webinar - June 17, 2015

A third “did you know?” webinar touting a statewide program designed to help aerospace companies doing business in the state win contracts with the Department of Defense and its prime contractors will be held at 10 a.m., June 23.

Organizers said the purpose of the webinars is to generate awareness for the Center for Aerospace and Defense Supplier Quality (CADSQ), a program administered and operated by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The last of these webinars was held on March 27. Read more.
 

Vic Bird action shotOAC’s Bird Speaking at Kingfisher Lions Club Meeting June 18

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird (pictured left) will serve as guest speaker during the Kingfisher Lions Club meeting June 18. The meeting will be held at noon at the Kingfisher County Farm Bureau office located at 117 W. Sheridan.

Bird, who has been OAC’s director since December 2002, will give a 20- to 30-minute speech on Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry, which will include a brief overview of recent infrastructure projects at Kingfisher Airport. Read more.

 

Jones-Riverside AirportAeronautics Commission Proposes $55 Million Airport Capital Improvement Program for FY2016-2018 - June 2, 2015

During their meeting in Oklahoma City recently, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission presented their proposed $55 million airport Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal years 2016-2018.  

A total of 29 airport infrastructure projects will be spread out across 21 communities throughout the state as part of the proposed CIP.

More than $42.8 million in federal funds will pay for the majority of the projects, while $11.6 million in state grants and local matching funds will take care of the remaining costs. Read more.

(For those wanting to provide comments regarding the proposed FY2016-2018 CIP, please call OAC's Grayson Ardies at 405.604.6903 or email him at gardies@oac.ok.gov. To view the proposed CIP, click here.) 


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!

 

 

 

Aviation Events Calendar.

July 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.

July 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.

July 9, 2015 - CANCELED
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 hallen@oac.ok.gov.

July 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.

July 11, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association's July Fly-Away will take place at Enid Woodring Regional Airport (KWDG) with lunch scheduled for Cafe Garcia's. Wheels down at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Roger Walton at 405.219.514 or e-mail him at rwxact@yahoo.com.

July 18, 2015
Alva Regional Airport Fly-in Breakfast will take place at Alva Regional Airport. Several vintage WWII aircraft will make appearances, including the A-26 bomber "Lady Liberty." There will be static displays of other aircraft, and the Young Eagles program will also provide free airplane rides for children on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (580) 327-6778 or e-mail alvaair@sbcglobal.net.

July 20-26, 2015
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be held at Wittman regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc. Experience the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. See unique historic aircraft, an iconic homebuilder, a country music icon, and more! Action, education, entertainment, and everything in between makes EAA AirVenture Oshkosh your perfect, affordable summer destination! Fun for the whole family that you’ll find only in Oshkosh is waiting for you at The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration! For more information, visit the EAA website at www.eaa.org.

July 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.

August 1, 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.

August 1, 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.

August 6, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association Dinner Meeting will be held at Wiley Post Airport in the Wiley Post Building. Social time begins at  6:30p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There will be an Oshkosh review as well as the election of new officers and directors. For more information, contact Roger Walton at 405.219.514 or e-mail him at rwxact@yahoo.com.

August 8, 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.

August 13, 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 hallen@oac.ok.gov.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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