Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Awards over $270,000 in Aerospace & Aviation Education Grants

While school children were busy last week donning protective eye wear, looking with wonder at the solar eclipse, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission was authorizing plans to assist the next generation of Oklahoma’s youth in exploring the solar system and beyond through flight. Twenty-five organizations were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts […]

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Conway Appointed to New Term on Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has reappointed Dr. David Conway of Durant, Okla., to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission until December 31, 2022.  Conway has served on the Commission since 2009 replacing former District 2 Commissioner Mel Stubbings of McAlester. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Conway remain on the Commission,” Aeronautics Commission director Victor Bird […]

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Military Aerial Corridors over Oklahoma at Risk

Over the open skies of the state, there is an undetectable treasure that most Oklahoman’s are not even aware of. Just below the state’s wispy cloud deck, the United States Air Force (USAF) is using airspace to conduct low-level training critical to the development of Air Force pilots. Far more than one would think, this […]

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Streamline Aircraft Pilot and Passenger Protection Act

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) worked with state Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, and state Senator Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, to streamline laws regarding any structure near a public use airport in the state.  Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2179 into law last week. During the 2010 legislative session, the “Aircraft Pilot and Passenger Protection Act” (APPPA) […]

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OAC Awards More Than $218,000 in Aerospace & AvEd Grants

Twenty-four organizations were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts totaling over $218,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC). The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in Oklahoma to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, particularly those in aerospace and aviation. “Aerospace is our second-largest industry. To ensure […]

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