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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LATEST OAC & STATE AVIATION NEWS
Aviation & Aerospace Day 2016 Deemed a Success - February 11, 2016
More than 100 people representing all facets of the state's aviation and aerospace industry converged on the state Capitol yesterday for Aviation & Aerospace Day 2016. The purpose of Aviation & Aerospace Day was to recognize Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry as a vital economic engine for our state. It is a unique opportunity for industry officials to come together in one unified voice and meet with state legislators and other elected officials to thank them for their support of the state’s aviation and aerospace industry, and to remind them of Oklahoma’s strong aviation heritage and how the industry continues to solidify our state as a worldwide leader in aviation, aerospace, and aerospace and defense.
Many of the state’s top aerospace entities participated in Aviation & Aerospace Day, including Tinker Air Force Base (Air Force Sustainment Center); Northrop Grumman; and Boeing from Oklahoma City, and American Airlines, FlightSafety International; NORDAM; and Spirit AeroSystems from Tulsa. Many of these same entities set up exhibit booths around the fourth floor rotunda to promote their organizations and to show what impact they and the rest of the state’s aerospace industry have on Oklahoma’s economy.
Nearly 30 exhibitors in all lined the fourth floor rotunda as a form of solidarity and to showcase their organizations. Other exhibitors at Aviation and Aerospace Day included the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and the National Business Aviation Association.
State Airport System Set to Improve With State Grant Approvals - Jan. 12, 2016
Capital improvements at Claremore Regional Airport and David Jay Perry Airport in Goldsby, as well as four other general aviation airports in the state, should be in full swing soon following the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s approval of $1.5 million in state grant funds to help those construction projects get off the ground.
The grant funds are part of the three-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the Aeronautics Commission’s long-term planning and programming document that provides publicly owned airports with federal and state grant funds for such things as runways and taxiway improvements, lighting and signage updates, and terminal construction. Read more.
Aeronautics Commission Approves 2016 Meeting Schedule
During its December meeting, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approved its meeting schedule for calendar year 2016. All but one meeting (January 21) will take place at the Commission's normal meeting spot: the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Oklahoma City. The January meeting will be held at Metro Technology Center's Aviation Career Campus near Will Rogers World Airport in southwest Oklahoma City. Click here to view the 2016 meeting schedule. For more information about the meetings, please contact OAC's Public Information Officer Harve Allen at 405-604-6916.
Aviation Events Calendar..
March 3, 2016
Oklahoma Pilots Association Dinner Meeting will be held at 7 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 5, 2016
Ponca City Aviation Booster Fly-in Breakfast will take place at the Ponca City Regional Airport. For more information, call 580-767-0470 or e-mail email@example.com.
March 5, 2016
Pauls Valley Hamburger Lunch Fly-in will be held at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. For more information call 405.238.7338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 10, 2016
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Oklahoma City inside the first floor Commission Room. For more information, please call Harve Allen at 405.604.6916 or email email@example.com.
March 12, 2016
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Bill Holbrook.
March 12, 2016
Oklahoma Pilots Association March Fly-away will take place in Bartlesville. Wheels down at 11 a.m. Tour of Woolaroc Museum & Preserve. For more information, contact Keith Leafdale at 405.802.9594 or email email@example.com.
February 6, 2016
Oklahoma Pilots Association April Fly-away will take place in McAlester. Wheels down at 11 a.m. with lunch at Pete's Place. For more information, contact Keith Leafdale at 405.802.9594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.