NOTICE OF MEETING
OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017, AT 10 AM
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM
200 NE 21st STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
2017 MEETING DATES
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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)
2017 ART CALENDER'S ARE HERE! CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR COPY!
Dear Educators and Aviation Enthusiasts:
It is here! Our first ever 2017 Aviation Art Contest Calendar is ready for distribution to STEM educators, art teachers, airport managers, aviation and aerospace enthusiasts. Why is this calendar so special? We are glad you asked!
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, in conjunction with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, is conducting the International Aviation Art Contest for 2017. Though this is an international contest, this is foremost a state competition and the Oklahoma entries will be mailed directly to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. This is a unique opportunity for your students to showcase their talents and display their artwork through the exciting world of aviation. Perhaps next year, your student or school will be featured in our calendar!
The art contest encourages students from Oklahoma ages 6-17 to reflect on aviation by having them design their artwork based upon this year's chosen theme, "Above the Clouds". This year's brochure containing contest information and rules is available HERE.
Entry forms and rules may be found in the back of the Aviation Art Contest calendar as well as HERE. Artwork will be judged in each of the three age classes based on originality, design, and usage of theme. First, second, and third place winners from each age group will be chosen. Winners will receive a certificate and a cash prize, which will be awarded at the recognition ceremony held in March of 2017. Each piece of winning artwork will also be judged at the national and international level.
Please read through the CONTEST RULES carefully. If artwork does not follow those exact rules, the artwork will be eliminated from the competition. Each student must have a certificate of authenticity, located on the contest brochure, attached to his or her artwork. All artwork must be mailed to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission by Friday, January 20, 2017.
We look forward to seeing and judging these beautiful works of art. If you have any questions concerning the contest, contact Sandra Shelton, our Director of Communications & Government Affairs, at (405) 604-6915 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep em' flying!
Victor N. Bird
Director of Aeronautics