Young Named Airports Division Manager for Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Nick Young has been named Airports Division Manager for the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. Young joined the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in October 2019 as an Aviation Program Manager.    As head of the Division, he will be responsible for the agency’s many airport programs including the 5010 airport safety and standards inspection program at Oklahoma’s public-use, […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Meeting to Consider Record Amount of Grant Funds for AVED

This year, 50 different entities will be considered for Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants totaling more than $365,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The record amount of funding will be used to bring more students in Oklahoma to STEM careers, particularly those in aerospace and aviation.  Grants will be awarded for targeted learning programs […]

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General Aviation Associations Welcome GAMI’s Unleaded Aviation Fuel STC

The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) congratulate General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) for its G100UL unleaded aviation fuel receiving the FAA’s approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the fuel’s use in certain Lycoming O-320, O-360 and IO-360 piston engines. GAMI, an Oklahoma-based […]

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Former Oklahoma Commissioners Recognized at July Aeronautics Commission Meeting; Airport Grants Approved

At its meeting on Wednesday, July 14, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission recognized former District 3 Commissioner Michael Ray and former District 5 Commissioner Dave Amis, III by presenting them with an authentic runway light converted into an award and plaque. Former Commissioner Amis was one of the longest-serving commissioners with 24 years of dedicated service […]

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FAA Approves Renewal of Oklahoma Spaceport License

After completing a comprehensive review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the renewal of the spaceport license for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. The license authorizes the Authority to operate a launch site at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark in Burns Flat, Okla., in support of FAA-licensed or –permitted suborbital missions by reusable launch vehicles. […]

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