*Public Notice and Hearing*
Oregon Department of Aviation will hold a public hearing in accordance with OAR 738-090-0040 for the inclusion of the Sisters Eagle Airport (6K5) to Exhibit 2 (Airport Listing) based upon criteria in ORS 836.610(1)(b) comments received from the airport sponsor, local governments and testimony taken at a public hearing.
Public Hearing Date: February 8, 2017 (6:00pm)
Hearing Location: Sisters High School Lecture Room
1700 McKinney Butte Rd.
Sisters, OR. 97759
Written Comment Deadline: February 7, 2017 (5:00pm)
For more information please contact Jeff Caines, Aviation Planner at (503)378-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public comment can be submitted at email@example.com
2016 Pilot and Aircraft Registration Fee Increases!
During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 269 was passed which authorizes the Oregon Department of Aviation to increase our pilot and aircraft registration fees.
Revenue from these programs goes toward many good causes including: Office of Emergency Management for conducting activities for search and rescue missions; 10% grant match for Federal Aviation Association funding for the General Aviation Entitlement Program and the Capital Construction Improvement Program; and agency staffing and other organizational costs to administer these programs. Additionally, it promotes the aviation infrastructure and develops economic development and jobs outcomes.
- **Starting January 1, 2016, the new rates will be applied in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute’s 837.045 and 837.025.**
Click here to view the new rates and related statutes.
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.
IT'S HERE! FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins! Click on the Link Below For More Information.
Did You Know?
ORS 837.020 and ORS 837.040 requires that every pilot and aircraft that is based, or operating commercially, 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 2017:
February 20, 2017 - President's Day
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2017 - Independence Day
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day
November 10, 2017 - Veteran's Day
November 23-24, 2017 - Thanksgiving
December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day