The University of Oklahoma Aviation Program prides itself on being one of the best schools for students looking for quality aviation instruction and a bachelor's degree from a nationally known institution. As part of the university's College of Continuing Education, the Aviation Department has provided quality aviation education since 1947.
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.
The Okie Derby Proficiency Air Rally, sponsored by The Oklahoma Chapter Ninety-Nines, is the world's largest proficiency air rally. Check our website for the date of the next Air Rally.
OUR MISSION--The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly "for the fun of it!".
EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaradie of sharing your passion for participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passinote community of aviation enthusiasts.
The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.
After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.
Vic Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund
OPA, through its charitable non-profit corporation, accepts money or property donated to the Vic Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund which is awarded annually to a college student with career aspirations in the field of aviation. Your contributions of money or property are tax deductible.
MISSION AND GOALS OF OAOA
- Provide for the exchange of ideas, methods, information and experience as related to the operation and management of airports.
- Promote and encourage the public's understanding of the value of aviation and airports to the community.
- Provide a unified voice for airports within the State to local, State, and Federal agencies and to the State Legislature and the Congress of the United States on all proposed and pending legislation relating to aviation.
- Promote safety in the development of airport facilities and operating procedures.
- Support academic endeavors of the membership and the aviation education programs in the State of Oklahoma.
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