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aurora master plan project website: click here

the oregon department of aviation (ODAV) 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.


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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 Heather Peck, Planning & Projects Manager at Oregon Department of Aviation at (503) 378-3168.​​

​The Oregon Department of Aviation has updated our online portal, the Oregon Aviation Program Payments system, which now includes the ability to request and pay for aeronautical studies. This replaces our previous notification process, which means you will now provide notice of proposed construction or alteration through the portal instead of submitting FAA Form 7460-1 to us.

​The portal can be found here: https://apps.oregon.gov/ECommerce/EPS/Aviation. To complete the notification process, click on Aeronautical Study and follow the prompts.

In addition to accepting payment through the portal, payment will also still be accepted over the phone at 503-378-2217 or via check sent to Oregon Department of Aviation, 3040 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302.

 If you have questions or suggestions related to aeronautical studies or any portion of this process, please contact Brandon Pike, Aviation Planner, at 503-378-2217 or brandon.pike@odav.oregon.gov


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

​​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.​

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.support@oregon.gov.

 OregonBuys eNewsletters


​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 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



​The Oregon Department of Aviation has filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviations. See the link at the bottom of this bulletin for a pdf of the Notice.

Public comments for the proposed rules are open until 5pm on October 21, 2022. 

A virtual Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, , at 2pm. A link to join the virtual meeting, and instructions to call in are below:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 287 228 328 650 Passcode: CHzY4y

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 971-277-1965,,704115492#   United States, Portland

Phone Conference ID: 704 115 492#

Comments received during the comment period as well as the hearing will be included in the record. Written comments can be submitted in advance of the hearing, and will have the same weight as verbal testimony given during the hearing.

Thank you for your interest and input on improving safety at the Aurora State Airport.



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