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effective july 30, 2021, masks or face coverings (not face shields) are required in all state offices



aurora master plan project website: click here

the oregon department of aviation (oda) in cooperation with federal aviation administration (faa) is preparing an airport master plan for the aurora state airport to address the airport's needs for the next twenty years.


​Aurora – Environmental Assessment Phase II  - Obstruction Removal Design and Survey (Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of 2021 Grant)

Chiloquin – Obstruction Removal Phase II – Design & Survey  (Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of 2021 FAA Grant)

Cottage Grove – Install Perimeter Fence (Phase II – Construction / Schedule TBD - Currently in Bidding Phase) 

Independence – Install Perimeter Fence (Phase II – Construction / Schedule TBD - Currently in Bidding Phase) 

Mulino – Obstruction Removal (Phase I – Design & Survey / Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of FAA Grant)

Siletz Bay – Rehab Runway and Electrical (Phase I – Design - Schedule TBD & Upon Receipt of FAA Grant)

Aurora - Master Plan Update - Kickoff November 16, 2021

The ODA office is currently open by prior appointment only.  We will try to accommodate walk-in visitors if possible, but please be aware that the office is minimally staffed, as most of the staff continues to work remotely.  The target day for the full reopening of state offices has been postponed until further notice.  If you would like to visit in-person, please contact the staff member directly to schedule an appointment, or leave a message with our front office at 503-378-4880.

On February 11th, 2021, the Oregon Department of Aviation celebrated 100 years since it's founding as the first and oldest Aviation governmental department in the US!  
The attached proclamation by the Governor has declared February 11th as "Oregon's Department of Aviation Day".  Get out and Fly (if it's not snowing).

Also attached is a flyer from the Oregon Aviation Historical Society.  They have mountains of history of the early days of Aviation in Oregon. In a normal year they hold pancake breakfasts during the summer, host several fly-ins, and have restored and are restoring several prominent early Oregon aircraft. If you have not visited their museum at Cottage Grove Airport, it is worth a visit once the pandemic ends.  


OregonBuys is Live!

OregonBuys, the state of Oregon's new eProcurement system, is now live.  This system replaces the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN).

Oregon Buys is a full procure-to-pay eProcurement solution that automates procurement processes using web-based applications.  This technology-enabled solution allows the state to procure goods and services at the best value.

To receive orders from the Department of Aviation and other state agencies, you must register as a vendor in OregonBuys.  If you have not yet registered please visit the OregonBuys system page here​.  Registering in OregonBuys is free and only takes a few moments.

If you have any questions or need registration support, please reach out to OregonBuys at

 OregonBuys eNewsletters

The purpose of this survey was to collect the rates and charges currently in effect for all of Oregon's public-use airports, including those privately owned. Complied into one comprehensive document, the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) provides this resource to assist airport sponsors and operators with benchmarking, developing, and updating Rates and Charges for airports throught Oregon.

2021 Statewide Rates and Charges Report

​Please visit the following site for important information regarding the location of ODA's paper bid box:

​​Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA's official website for registration.

If you completed your drone registration directly with the FAA before the DroneZone was established in January 2018, a DroneZone account was created for you using the information you provided. Access your account by entering the same email address you used when you first registered, and by using the “forgot password" tool to establish a new password.

If you registered using a third-party service, contact that company to request your DroneZone login credentials. Otherwise, you will have to create a new account in the DroneZone and get a new registration.

Registration on the DroneZone is fast and easy and the fee is only $5 for a three-year period. All drones must be registered, except those that weigh .55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown exclusively under the Exception for Recreational Flyers (PDF). Please do your part to keep the skies safe and renew your registration today.​

On November 24, 2020, the FAA announced its most recent information regarding the Small Community Air Service Development Program. 

Please click here.

The Streaked Horned Lark (SHL) is currently considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Streaked Horned Lark population is centered in parts of the Willamette Valley and the Northern Oregon Coast. Their habitat includes areas which are classified as sparsely vegetated grasslands for nesting such as airports. Oregon Department of Aviation's (ODA) goal is to identify and protect nesting sites yet allow for airport projects to move forward to maintain the system of airports within Oregon. ODA is closely working with both the FAA and USFWS to identify habitat locations at the various airports throughout Oregon that have been identified as potential habitat.

Streak Horned Lark and Airports.pdfStreak Horned Lark and Airports
SHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols.pdfSHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols
SHL Special Rules.pdfSHL Special Rules

For information, please contact Jeff Caines, Aviation Planner at Oregon Department of Aviation at (503)378-2529.​​

For information on the on-going planning projects for the state owned airports, please click here​.  ​


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