OAOA Celebrates Inaugural Recipients of the Oklahoma Certified Airport Professional Designation

Airport leaders from across the State gathered at the Autry Technology Center in Enid on Wednesday for the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association (OAOA) Quarterly General Membership Meeting. While the agenda included many topics related to legislative advocacy, industry promotion and outreach, and airport development initiatives, the Association took the most pride in celebrating the inaugural […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approves $1.2M Grant to Pauls Valley Municipal Airport

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approved a state grant for a project identified in the Commission’s Airport Construction Program at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. The project consists of constructing a 100’ x 100’ hangar as part of the 2022 Statewide Hangar Grant Program which will spur economic development and increase capacity for based and transient aircraft […]

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Oklahoma Ranked #1 in the Nation for High Schools Teaching Aviation Curriculum

While commercial runways were nearly vacant during the early days of the pandemic of 2020-2021, staff from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission were knocking on the doors of high school superintendents and school counselors across Oklahoma’s 77 counties, asking if they could visit about an emerging aviation curriculum available to their students. Oklahoma Aeronautics has advocated […]

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Aeronautics Commission Approves 5-year Construction Program, Invests $184 Million in Airport Projects

During its May meeting in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approved a $184 million Airport Construction Program (ACP) for fiscal years 2023-2027, with a total of 85 airport infrastructure projects serving 57 communities throughout Oklahoma. “I am thrilled to see this commitment and investment in Oklahoma’s rapidly growing aeronautics industry,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. […]

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Oklahoma Legislation Lands Grant Program for More Direct Flights

A two-year effort has landed legislation into law to increase the number of direct flights between Oklahoma airports and premiere destination cities. Senate Bill 1461, by Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, and Representative Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City created the Oklahoma Air Service Development Grant Program (OASDGP), which will be administered by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Encouraging Grant Applications as Deadline Approaches

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s (OAC) Aviation Education Program will conclude its application acceptance for the 2022-2023 academic year on May 31, 2022. Grants are for education programs that are aviation and aerospace minded for primary through post-secondary grade levels. The program funds are part of more than $335,000 the agency annually provides to programs statewide […]

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