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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

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.
 

Youth Invited to Enter State’s 2015 Aviation Art Contest - Nov. 21, 2014

Art Contest brochure coverThe Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is inviting Oklahoma’s youth from ages six to 17 to participate in the state’s 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The theme for the 2015 art contest is “World Air Games.”

Artwork will be judged in three age groups or categories – Junior (ages 6-9), Intermediate (ages 10-13) and Senior (ages 14-17) – and will be based on originality, design and creative usage of theme. First-, second- and third-place winners from each age group will be chosen, with each winner receiving a certificate and cash prize for his or her artwork. Cash prizes are $200 for first, $150 for second and $100 for third.

Each piece of winning artwork will also be judged at the national level; and if they win there, they will then move on to the international competition. Read more.

Download a copy of the brochure, including rules and entry form.

 

Airports Share in $2.2 Million in State Grants for Infrastructure Projects - Nov. 14, 2014

Enid Woodring Regional Airport, along with airports in Grove and Elk City, have received Capital Improvement Program (CIP) grants totaling more than $2.2 million from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The funds will be used for various infrastructure improvements.

“Local airports throughout our state are extremely important for the economy of those communities and to the regions in which they are located,” said Vic Bird, director of the Aeronautics Commission. “They play a significant role in helping local businesses that use those airports succeed. Their success translates into jobs for that area. So it is vital that their airports are safe, secure and accessible for the traveling public. And we are pleased that we can help them in that regard.” Read more.
 

 

 

Aviation Events Calendar.

December 20, 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.

December 20, 2014
Santa Claus will be flying into Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport
at 2 p.m. Take a picture of your children or grandchildren sitting on Santa's lap as they tell him their Christmas wishes. Enjoy some hot cocoa, candy canes and Christmas cheer. The event is FREE and open to the public. And don't forget your camera! For more information, please call 1-405-282-2812.

January 3, 2015
Oklahoma Pilots Association January Fly Away will take place in Ponca City at Enrique's Mexican Restaurant. Wheels down at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

January 3, 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.

January 3, 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.

January 8, 2015
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission January 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.

January 8, 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.

January 10, 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.

January 17, 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 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 Fit Museum. For more information, please contact Roger Walton at 405-219-5149 or e-mail
rwxact@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

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