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    Support Oregon communities by preserving and enhancing aviation safety, infrastructure, and development.
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Oregon Dept. of Aviation UAS Links
There has been a significant increase in inquiries to the Oregon Department of Aviation regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones).  Below are some links to pertinent sources that can help citizens and stakeholders understand federal and state law.  Included are links to recent legislation in Oregon as well as links to federal guidelines. 
Fall 2015 OAMA Conference
On September 28th-30th, the Oregon Airport Management Association (OAMA) held its Fall 2015 conference in Corvallis at Oregon State University.  Click on the link below to view ODA's presentation.  
First Annual Evergreen Museum Gala Fundraiser!
Celebrate the anniversary of the one-and-only flight of the historic Hughes Flying Boat “Spruce Goose,” and witness the official title handover of the crown jewel of Evergreen's collection. Take a quick group swing dance lesson to hone your skills, then dance the evening away to big band, swing, and 40s music provided by The Dr. T Band! Commemorate the occasion with our 40s-era photo booth. Proceeds will support the Evergreen Museum in its endeavor to restore and preserve historical artifacts, and educate the general public and students on the importance and magic of flight from past to present, and beyond!  For more details please click on the links below.
Aurora Tower Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
On August 4, 2015, Oregon Department of Aviation hosted the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Air Traffic Control Tower at Aurora State Airport. Click on the link below to see pictures of the event! 
Recent FAA Briefings
Streak Horned Lark Information
Did You Know?
ORS 837.020 requires every pilot operating within Oregon to register with the Oregon Department of Aviation.  By law, registration must take place within 60 days of issuance of any “appropriate effective federal certificate, permit, rating or license relating to competency as a pilot” – with the exception of student pilots, who must register prior to their first solo flight.
Oregon Department of Aviation has created a new Pilot Registration Form for pilots flying in Oregon.
Office Closures – Throughout the year ODA’s office in Salem may be closed for holidays and other special events. Below is a list of days the Department of Aviation office will be closed in 2015:
November 11, 2015 - Veterans Day
November 26 & 27, 2015 - Thanksgiving
December 25, 2015 - Christmas 


Revised LOA For SLE and 7S5 Airspace Deconfliction
The previous LOA dated September 17, 2015 is rescinded and this agreement replaces it.  Please check the links below for more information.
New Class D Overlay For Aurora State Airport
Click on the links below to view the new Class D overlay of the sectional for Aurora State Airport. This overlay won't be on sectionals till December 10th.
Airports Division



Agency Business Report

2013 - 2014 Annual Report

Agency Affirmative Action Plan

Annual Performance Progress Report


Program Division
State and Federal grant program management; Aviation planning, engineering and land use; Tall structure and code compliance planning; Contracting & Procurement and ODA Capital Improvement Projects. 
Report suspicious activity in or around an airport.


ConnectOregon is a lottery-bond-based initiative ($42 million) approved by the Oregon Legislative Assembly to invest in air, rail, marine and transit infrastructure to ensure Oregon's transportation system is strong, diverse, and efficient.