NOTICE OF MEETING
OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, AT 10 AM
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM
200 NE 21ST STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (3 O.S. § 84)
Agency Code 060 (IA) www.aeronautics.ok.gov
110 N Robinson, Suite 200, Oklahoma City 73102 405/604–6900, fax 405/604–6919
History and Function The commission was created in 1963 by the Oklahoma Legislature to advance, foster, and assist in the development of aeronautics in Oklahoma, including current and future aircraft, and to encourage the establishment and maintenance of public airports. This includes the preservation and improvement of the state’s 110 public airports, which make up the state airport system. The Commission fosters the growth of the aerospace industry, a top employer in Oklahoma, providing approximately 120,000 direct and indirect jobs, and ensures that the needs of business and communities in the State are met by the State's airports.
Mission 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 viability of the state's aerospace industry.
About the Commission Comprised of seven members, each appointed by the Governor, serve six-year terms, five members are appointed from among Oklahoma's five congressional districts with the remaining two appointed at-large. The Commission is responsible for appointing the State Director of Aeronautics to serve at its pleasure. The current Director is Victor Bird, having served in that position since December 2002.
Center for Aerospace and Defense Supplier Quality (CADSQ) (3 O.S. § 85.3)
Aviation Events Calendar
August 27th – Westside RC Flyers, field opens at 7am. Pilot registration begins at 8:30 with a pilots meeting at 9am, flying till dusk. Come for a day to celebrate the charm and allure of general aviation aircraft. All non-military aircraft of any size invited. Park flyers to giant scale (no size restrictions) with open flying all day.
September 17, 2016 Flying Aces Fly-In at Elk City Model Park. Watch as vintage-style model airplanes take to the sky at Elk City's annual Flying Aces Fly-In. This exhibition features vintage and present-day replicas. Check out the variety of model airplanes at the Flying Aces Fly-In and take advantage of the chance to discuss the planes with exhibitors.
September 24, 2016 The Guthrie-Edmond Aviation Association will be holding its Annual Community Day and Fly-In at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport from 9 am to 3 pm. Attendance and parking is free for this event, which will offer dozens of aircraft of all types on static display, food trucks, snow-cones, and assorted classic cars. Other festivities will include radio control aircraft on display, kids activities, free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17, and a meet and greet with the Guthrie Fire and Police departments.”
October 1, 2016 The University of Oklahoma’s Westheimer Airport will host its 10th Aviation Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Parking and admission to the event are free. In addition to varies aircraft and response vehicles on static display, there is a kid’s area highlighting S.T.E.M. Activities. Additional details will be posted on our FaceBook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1570392923283675/) or our website at http://www.ou.edu/airport.html. This year is also the 75th Anniversary of flight training at Max Westheimer.