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Aurora State Airport


The City of Aurora is located approximately 15 miles south of Portland in Marion County. Aurora State Airport is situated on approximately 144 acres, one mile north of the City, just south of the Clackamas-Marion County border and east of Wilsonville-Hubbard Highway. The ODA currently owns the Aurora State Airport. Aurora State Airport is the largest of the State-owned airports and accommodates a significant amount of business jet and training activity. Major area employers include Mentor Graphics, Convergys, Xerox Corporation, Sysco Food Services, and Rockwell Collins. The Airport regularly accommodates air ambulance activity.

The Airport has one runway oriented in a north-south direction. Runway 17/35 currently is 5,004 feet long and 100 feet wide. The runway is serviced by a full-length parallel taxiway. The runway is equipped with MIRL, VASIs, ODALS, and a precision approach. The Airport is home base to approximately 346 private and corporate aircraft and accommodated 94,655 annual operations. It is estimated that 53 percent of these annual operations are conducted by itinerant aircraft.


Noise abatement procedures are designed to minimize exposure of residential areas to aircraft noise, while ensuring safety of flight operations. There are communities surrounding UAO airport which are noise sensitive. We want to minimize the noise impacts on these communities. The procedures described herein are intended for noise abatement procedures and are subject to air traffic control and pilot discretion for reasons of safety.

 See attached brochure for noise sensitive areas

Standard NBAA/Aircraft Operating Manual noise abatement procedures should be used

Inbound flight path should not require more than a 25 degree bank angle to follow noise abatement track.
Observe all airspeed limitations and ATC instructions. Initial inbound altitude for noise abatement areas will be a descending path from 2,500 feet AGL or higher. Maintain minimum maneuvering airspeed with gear retracted and minimum approach flap setting. During IMC, extend landing gear at the final approach fix (FAF), or during VMC no more than 4 miles from runway threshold. Final landing flap configuration should be delayed at the pilot’s discretion; however, the pilot must achieve a stabilized approach not lower than 500 feet during VMC or 1,000 feet during IMC. The aircraft should in full landing configuration and at final approach speed by 500 feet AGL to ensure a stable approach.
During landing, use minimum reverse thrust consistent with safety for runway conditions and available length.

Standard NBAA/Aircraft Operating Manual noise abatement procedures should be used

Climb at maximum practical rate not to exceed V2+20 KIAS (maximum pitch, attitude 20 degrees) to 1,000 feet AAE (800 ft. AAE at high-density-traffic airports) in takeoff configuration at takeoff thrust. Between 800 and 1,000 feet AAE, begin acceleration to final segment speed (VFS or VFTO) and retract flaps. Reduce to a quiet climb power setting while maintaining a rate of climb necessary to comply with IFR departure procedure, otherwise a maximum of 1,000 FPM at airspeed not to exceed 190 KIAS, until reaching 3,000 feet AAE or 1,500 feet AAE at high-density-traffic airports. If ATC requires level off prior to reaching NADP termination height, power must be reduced so as not to exceed 190 KIAS. Above 3,000 feet AAE (1,500 feet at high-density airports) resume normal climb schedule with gradual application of climb power. Ensure compliance with applicable IFR climb and airspeed requirements at all times.

Flight Crews on IFR flight plan are recommended to file using Heading to Standard Instrument Departure (SID) example:

Runway 35: Avoid straight-out departure; turn left (270° HDG to NEWBERG2) or turn right (060° HDG to GLARA2) If straight-out departure are unavoidable then depart 340° HDG, direct Interstate 5.
Runway 17: Avoid turns that will fly-over City of Aurora; turn left or right three (3) mile from end of runway.


Aurora Noise Abatement Procedure.pdfAurora Noise Abatement Procedure​​​



Lat/Long: ​45.24714, -122.77006
45° 14′ 49.7″ N, 122° 46′ 12.2″ W
45° 14.828′ N, 122° 46.203′ W
Runway: ​17/35
Runway Length: ​5,003 ft
Elevation: ​200 ft (Surveyed)
Tower: ​Air Traffic Control Tower, 13 hrs/day, everyday, year-round
Tower Hours: 0700-2000
Airspace: ​CLASS D SVC 0700-2000; OTHER TIMES CLASS E
Lighting: ​Actvt MIRL Ry 17/35, VASI Rys 17 & 35 and ODALS Ry 17 - CTAF.


ASOS: ​503-678-3011
ATIS: ​118.525
CTAF: 120.35
Ground Control: 119.15
Tower: 120.35 ​

Fuel: ​100LL, Jet A Engine Repair: Major
Airframe Repair: ​Major Bottled Oxygen: ​None
Bulk Oxygen: ​High Customs: None
Taxi Service Available Rental Car Service Available Ride Share Available
Fixed Base Operators (FBOs):
Lynx FBO ​On Field: SE ​(503) 678-1336
​Willamette Aviation Service, LLC ​On Field: N ​(503) 678-2252​

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