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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

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 Moves March Meeting to March 5. 

During their regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 8, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission voted to move their next meeting from March 12 to March 5. The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. the first-floor Commission Room at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. ODOT is located at 200 NE 21st Street.

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.

February 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.

February 7, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association February Fly Away will take place in Addison, Texas, at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 25-27, 2015
National Association of State Aviation Officials will hold its 2015 Legislative Conference at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C.

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 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.

 

 

 

 

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