Oregon Receives $23 Million in Airport
O n April 13, 2002, at a Press
Conference held at Portland
International Airport, U.S. Secre-
accepts $ 16
million in federal
tary of Transportation Norman grant dollars
Mineta presented the award of from U.S. Trans-
federal grants totaling more than portation Secre-
$23 million to Oregon airports. tary Mineta, with
Oregon Department of Aviation Congressman
(ODA) Director Ann Crook, Port Brian Baird of
of Portland Director Bill Wyatt the Washington
and Steve Schreiber, Airport State 3rd Congres-
Manager for the Port, attended the sional District
formal ceremony, which was also
attended by a select group of For a listing of Oregon airports designated to receive grant assistance,
industry representatives. see page 6.
Two separate grant allocations
were presented. The first, in the
amount of $5.5 million, was
2002 Oregon Airport
dedicated to specific projects at Directory Available Soon!
the Port’s three smaller airports in
appropriate) and information on ground
Hillsboro, Troutdale and Mulino.
A second grant in excess of $16 T he flying public will be pleased
to learn that Oregon Department
of Aviation is nearing completion of
transportation, and nearby eateries and
overnight accommodations. The
million was accepted by ODA finished spiral bound directory will
an updated 2002 Oregon Airport
Director Ann Crook on behalf of Directory. We are now in the final measure 7" by 8.5" and have laminated
approximately 20 public airports stretch - staff are working hard covers for ease of use by a pilot.
across Oregon. processing new aerial photographs of The 2002 Oregon Airport Directory
“This federal grant award is the 100 public use airports in the will be available only upon request. A
incredibly timely,” says Crook. “The state, revising airport drawings, and nominal fee of $8 will be charged to
Department is currently focused on a collecting updated local data from cover cost of printing and mailing. Be
vital statewide project to identify the airport owners and businesses. It is watching ODA’s web page <http//
anticipated that this long awaited aviation.state.or.us> or the Fall 2002
optimal network of airports that will
publication will be available to the FlightLines newsletter for details on
best meet the needs of both rural and
public by September. how to order.
urban communities across Oregon.
This directory will feature a wealth
The funding delivered by Secretary
of current data on each airport, Questions about the project?
Mineta today will go far to strengthen including color aerial photographs Contact Gary W. Viehdorfer,
Oregon’s aviation future.” and dimensional line drawings, as ODA Senior Airport Planner, at
well as recreational data (where 1-800-874-0102, ext. 230.
The Director’s Desk
by Ann Crook, Director The 1st tier includes traditional for a period of time served New-
major and national air carriers, port and Corvallis in nine-seat
like United, Alaska and Delta aircraft before closing its doors,
Airlines. These carriers tradition- was a 3rd tier carrier. Big Sky
ally focus on larger passenger Airlines, which operates 19-seat
markets, utilizing their hub-and- aircraft in the state of Montana, is
spoke systems. In the process, another 3rd tier carrier. So clearly
smaller communities are elimi- Oregon must fill the need that
nated due to simple economics. exists in this 3rd tier. We must keep
Communities that no longer fit in mind, however, that even if
into the major airlines’ route Oregon had a healthy 3rd tier
structures are prime candidates for carrier providing service, some
regional carrier routes – the 2nd smaller communities – such as
tier. Horizon is an example of a Roseburg, Florence, La Grande,
regional carrier. These 2nd tier Baker City, John Day, Brookings
I ’ve been talking quite a bit
lately about my vision for
aviation in Oregon – a vision that
carriers are currently transitioning
to larger aircraft and connecting
these medium-sized communities
and others – still might lack
sufficient ridership to receive this
aviation will come to serve as a to the commercial hubs. Once My vision is for a 4th tier in the
real transportation alternative in concerned that they were losing system – general aviation – which
this state. Not just a way to get service from the big airlines, these could provide a safe, reliable,
from Portland to another part of communities are instead experi- affordable means of aerial trans-
the country or the world. Not just encing an excellent level of ser- portation for all Oregonians.
a mode of transportation for the vice – sometimes even in small Technological advances in air-
elite. Not just a hobby. Aviation is jets – from the 2nd tier regional frames, composite construction,
a realistic way for “regular” carriers. powerplant design, avionics,
people to get where we want to As the regional carriers fly navigation, and communications
go. larger aircraft and move into are all making this 4th tier a possi-
Over 100 public use airports bigger (medium-sized) communi- bility. And the exciting thing about
exist in Oregon. Only 7 of those ties, the smallest communities this vision is that many of the
offer commercial air service. This once served are finding them- technological developments are
means 93 percent of the Oregon selves without air service. It is true actually happening right here in
communities with airports have an that nature abhors a vacuum, Oregon!
under-utilized transportation because smaller airlines com- Oregon Department of Aviation
facility. It also means a lot of monly referred to as 3rd tier carri- and the State Aviation Board are
Oregonians are driving to airports ers have begun to strategize ways committed to making this vision a
– often several hours one way – to to serve these communities. reality. Together we plan to make
access commercial flights. Small communities across Oregon a leader in aviation trans-
The need for speedy, reliable, Oregon are admittedly suffering portation.
affordable, safe modes of travel is from poor air service. This is, in
ever-increasing. A four-tiered air large part, because Oregon has no
transportation system is becoming 3rd tier carriers. Harbor Air, which
the most effective response.
Spring/Summer 2002 Brings Series of Retirements
A s summer approaches, Oregon
Department of Aviation is
saying “Good-bye and happy
among other things, Tom started the
State’s Search and Rescue activities
before they were transferred to
up to the position of manager for the
last decade of that time in highway
maintenance. The Aeronautics
retirement!” to four long-time Oregon Emergency Management in Division was fortunate to hire Jim in
employees. 1994. When the Aeronautics Divi- 1992 as airports maintenance
Thomas E. Highland has retired sion transitioned to Department of foreman, and he has been with the
from his position as the Aviation in 2001, Tom assumed Department ever since. Jim’s
Department’s Land Use Planner. He responsibilities for the RENs excellent skills contributed to the
served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 Aircraft Monitoring Program. Department’s Airport Team receiv-
years before becoming Airport After more than 30 years in ing the 1999 Excellence Award.
Manager at Pearson Airpark in highway/runway maintenance, Robert E. Lee came to work for
Vancouver, Washington. His state James W. Johnson has retired from the Aeronautics Division in 1985 in
service began in 1986, when he was ODA’s Airport Maintenance Team. a position called Highway Mainte-
selected to be Assistant Administra- Jim began working for ODOT’s nance Man. It is important to note
tor of Planning for ODOT’s Aero- Highway Division in December that the Distinguishing Features of
nautics Division. That position has 1971 and was with that crew Work required for this position
evolved as the years unfolded, and through 1992. He worked his way required that “… the person filling
this job must be inventive and
ingenious in his approach to airport
Airport Land Use Compatibility maintenance.” Bob has been all of
that and more. He worked closely
Guidelines Undergoing Revision with Jim Johnson over the past two
& Update decades to effectively maintain the
Department’s inventory of public
stakeholders has been formed to use airports. His “inventive and
F irst published in 1978 and
last updated in 1994,
Oregon Airport Land Use Com-
assist ODA and the consultant with
the necessary updates. This com-
ingenious” efforts contributed to the
Airport Team receiving the Excel-
patibility Guidelines is currently mittee consists of a representative lence Award in 1999.
undergoing revision. Oregon cross-section of airport managers, Linda H. Zimmerman’s service
Department of Aviation has hired local governments, pilot organiza- to the State began in 1981 with
the firm of Mead & Hunt as tions, the Oregon Legislature, the Department of Justice. It was 1984
consultant on the project, and Oregon Farm Bureau Federation before she caught the attention of
completion is targeted for Novem- and land use experts. ODA staff folks at ODOT’s Aeronautics
ber 1, 2002. The Oregon Airport maintain a distribution list of Division and transferred to in the
Land Use Compatibility Guide- individuals/organizations indicat- capacity of Administrative Assistant
lines publication provides recom- ing an interest in following the to the Airports Branch. Retiring now
mended guidelines for working project; these will receive materials 20 years after that modest start at
with land use issues on and in the as such become available. Aeronautics, “Lindy” is retiring as
vicinity of airports. Since the 1994 The updated land use compat- Airport Property Coordinator. She,
update, changes have occurred in ibility guidelines will be in the too, was part of the Airport Team
both FAA design standards and form of a workbook, with clear that earned that 1999 Excellence
Oregon land use laws. reference materials to assist people Award.
A review committee composed to work through the existing
of a broad assortment of public continued on page 4 Best wishes to all of you!
From the State Aviation Board
two positions added to the Board by Three members of the Board
the 2001 Legislature. have had careers mostly in the
With the State Aviation Board private sector. The careers of three
now fully established, some brief, others have been mostly in the
general characterizations about the public sector. One has worked in
Board membership may be interest- both. Three are more or less retired
ing and useful. from their main careers; four are
Four members are pilots, all still actively involved in theirs.
instrument rated. One holds a multi- There are two lawyers, one of
engine ATP and a Citation type whom has practiced aviation law.
rating. One holds a seaplane rating. There are two realtors/developers,
Three own one or more aircraft, and one of whom has been involved
Bill Wilkins, PhD, Chair the family of one member owns a with extensive airport-related
W ith the confirmation of Joe
Smith of Portland by the
State Senate on April 17, 2002, the
private airport. One is a senior
member of a flying club which
owns seven airplanes and has access
projects. Two are in airport/aviation
management, and one is economist/
educator who has done aviation
State Aviation Board reached its full to an eighth. Two were formerly policy work at the local, state, and
authorized membership. The terms Air Force aviators. national level.
of the four original members of the One Board member is the man- Three members of the Board are
Board who are still serving (Mike ager of a commercial service airport residents of the Portland area, one
Burrill, Medford; Mike Nelson, and another is Airports Manager for the central Willamette Valley and
Baker City; Carrie Novick, the Port of Portland, which owns one each Central, Eastern and
Redmond; and Bill Wilkins, and operates Portland International Southern Oregon. Last, and prob-
Corvallis), as well as Smith, who Airport and three general aviation ably least, three are Democrats,
was appointed to fill the vacancy airports. One is a former member of three are Republicans, and one is an
created by the resignation of Lisa the Oregon Legislature and a key Independent.
Dahl, run until June 2004. The figure in the efforts to provide Governor Kitzhaber and his staff
terms of Jack Loacker and Steve transportation alternatives and have assembled a diverse and
Schreiber, both of Portland, expire economic development opportuni- experienced group to help the
in June 2005. Loacker and ties for the rural communities of our Oregon Department of Aviation
Schreiber were appointed to fill the state. advance aviation in Oregon.
Airport Land Use Compatibility Guidelines Undergoing Revision
& Update continued from page 3
Oregon land use laws and pro- tant to note that while the State If you have any questions regard-
cesses specifically as they relate to can provide guidelines to airport ing the project or would like to
airports. These guidelines are owners and planners, the ultimate receive notification of the availabil-
traditionally used by planners, responsibility for adopting zoning ity of materials for review, please
airport owners and other interested or other appropriate land-use contact Gary W. Viehdorfer, ODA
groups to protect the long-term controls resides with the appropri- Senior Airport Planner, at
compatibility and viability of the ate local jurisdiction. 1-800-874-0102, ext. 230.
State’s airport system. It is impor-
Tourism and Recreational Flying Are
Commerce has an insert in their
M ore and more aviators are
realizing how closely
recreational flying and the tourism
recreational activities available at
some of our state-owned airports
just make you want to go there?
“Treasures of the Oregon Coast”
brochures promoting the Newport
industry are connected. So it’s It’s important to stress that Municipal Airport as one of those
time for us all to start working general aviation is not merely a local treasures.
those connection for the benefit of stand-alone component of tourism. “Recreational pilots have one
the broader public - and the Rather, it serves as an alternative common characteristic - they have
tourism industry itself! travel mode to link folks to such an unremitting desire to fly,
A quick read of the two-part great tourism opportunities as the coupled with a continual search
State Airport Recreational Oppor- special “Fly-n-Soak Package” at for new destinations,” says OPA
tunities story in the Spring and the Surprise Valley Hot Springs in President Dale Evans. “Recre-
Summer 2002 FlightLines reveal Cedarville, California and the fly- ational flying has always been the
the close ties between general in accommodations at Flying M predominate use of airplanes.”
aviation and state tourism. Pilot or Ranch near Yamhill, Oregon. The Why, then, do we read reports that
not - didn’t those descriptions of Greater Newport Chamber of somewhere in the nation, an
airport is being closed every two
weeks . . . the victim of other
Governor Re-Appoints priorities? Let’s all think about
how to connect-the-dots for the
Leadership for State communities where we live.
Significant new business could
Aviation Board come from general aviation - and
in the process, local airports can
garner greater support from the
and as staff economist for the U.S.
O n May 15, 2002, Governor
John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.,
announced FY 2002-2004 leader-
House of Representatives Ways and
Means committee. He is an active
local business communities. Now
THAT’s a “win-win”!
ship for the State Aviation Board. general aviation pilot.
Readers: You are cordially invited
The Governor re-appointed Bill Nelson, a former state legislator, is
to send descriptions of your
Wilkins, Ph.D., of Corvallis to owner of Nelson Real Estate in
favorite aviation/tourism destina-
serve as Board Chair, and Mike Baker City and has been involved in
tions to the “FlightLines” Editor.
Nelson of Baker City as Vice- statewide transportation issues for
Mail and e-mail information found
Chair. Both appointments are many years. He views air transporta-
on page 9.
effective through June 30, 2004. tion as a vital factor in the state’s
Wilkins is Dean Emeritus of the social and economic health.
College of Liberal Arts, and Other State Aviation Board
Professor Emeritus of Economics members include Mike Burrill, Sr.
at Oregon State University. He has of Medford; Jack Loacker of Port-
also served as the Associate land; Carrie Novick of Redmond;
Administrator for Policy and Steve Schreiber of Portland; and
International Aviation for the R.P. “Joe” Smith of Portland.
Federal Aviation Administration
Oregon Air Fair 2002 – Don’t miss it!
T he Northwest Aviation Asso-
ciation (NWAA) is pleased to
announce that the Oregon Air Fair
standing of the
wealth of career
will be held the weekend of opportunities
September 14 & 15, 2002, at the available
Linn County Fair & Expo Center throughout the
in Albany. aviation indus-
This year’s theme is General try.
Aviation: Working for You. Chosen The Oregon
by the NWAA Board in an effort Air Fair has
to promote all facets of general been an Oregon
aviation to both the flying and tradition since
non-flying public, the theme will 1991. The event
create a focus on providing insight changed venues
to the many ways that general in 2000, moving
aviation contributes to our com- south just a bit
munities, our state and the country from Portland
as a whole. The aviation industry to the Linn
Center. The new
“Each year, aviation location pro-
business and industry, vides ease of
commercial carriers, aviators (lo-
airline passengers, cated adjacent to the Albany experiencing a bit of aviation
and private pilots Municipal Airport) as well as activity. AND a perennial favorite
convenience for the driving public will return again this year: our
contribute more than (it’s right off Interstate 5). extensive hands-on youth area for
$11.5 billion and In addition to terrific speakers, kids (of all ages!).
over 160,000 jobs to Oregon Air Fair 2002 offers For more information, check
50,000 square feet of indoor out the Oregon Air Fair web site
Oregon’s economy.” exhibit space and a large outdoor at www.oregonairfair.org or call
Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. display area to indulge your Class Act Event Coordinators at
senses. You’ll see rotary wing, 503-371-8904.
fixed wing, ultra lights, balloons,
faces continued uncertainty about classic to modern aircraft, and
impacts to the future of our air- model airplanes, as well as an
Offered at the Oregon Air Fair
space due to new federal regula- array of aviation-related booths
on Sat. Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to
tions in the months and years to showcasing aviation in Oregon.
4 p.m. Help your right seat
come. The Oregon Air Fair 2002 Helicopter rides – and, oh yes,
passenger become in informed
highlights aviation businesses, food – will be available too.
helper in the cockpit. Call Bette
with a region-wide opportunity to Events target not only pilots and
Jackson (503) 647-2646 or Betty
promote services and products. In want-to-be pilots, but any member
Larson (503) 255-0418.
addition, the event will offer of the general public interested in
Oregon Aviation Calendar
9-11 OPA Festival of Flight, Annual Awards and OPA meeting at
6 Lebanon Optimist Club Fly-in Pancake Breakfast, Corvallis Airport. (Details available directly through OPA.)
Lebanon State Airports, breakfast served 6:00 - 10:30 Info: Mark Trujillo at PresidentElect@oregonpilot.org
a.m. Info: John Atchley (541) 451-1312 or Chris Ruck
10 9th Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Central Oregon
via e-mail at Chris.Ruck@rfsworld.com.
EAA Chapter 617, Prineville. Info: on the web at
6-7 Polk County Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Indepen- www.EAA617.org or contact Dick Hansen,
dence State Airport. email@example.com or 541.923.2318.
10-14 NW EAA Fly-In, Arlington Municipal Airport, 10 Pearson Field Fly-In, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pancake breakfast to
Arlington, WA. Info: Barbara Tolbert @ every pilot and their crew! NO field charges. Also Family
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.345.5857 or see web page at Fun Day. Theme: “Grandparents.” Pearson Field is located at
www.nweaa.org. 1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA. Info: John Nold @ 360-
694-7026 or email@example.com.
20 Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club Meeting,
Cottage Grove. Info: Tom Bedell @ firstname.lastname@example.org. 16 State Aviation Board Meeting Hillsboro Airport Operations
& Maintenance Facility Conference Room, 1040 NE 25th
20-21 OPA Mulino Chapter Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon. Info: [www.aviation.state.or.us]
and EAA 902 FLYMART Hangar Sale, Mulino or ODA @ 800.874.0102.
Airport. Info: Jerry Woody @ 503.829.9850.
16-17 Baker City Fly-In, Pancake Feed and Craft Show. Lions
20-21 13th Annual Prospect Fly-In, Prospect State Airport Club will prepare breakfast Saturday morning, a steak feed is
(64S), BBQ dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, raffles, scheduled for Saturday evening. Free transportation provided
games, music, prizes, camping on field. Info: 541.582- to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Info: Mel Cross @
0139. 541.523.6366 or 541.523.4539.
21-26 Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club’s “Oregon 17-18 Rose Festival Air Show (by Intel) at Portland-Hillsboro
Air Tour 2002” (sign up early!) Info: Tom Bedell @ Airport. Note: Thunderbirds perform Saturday only. Info:
email@example.com or write to: ACAC – Air Tour 2002, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce @ 503.648.1102. Tickets
c/o Gretchen Bencene, 25488 Wonderly Lane, available at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Rose Festival Box
Philomath, OR 97370. “A fun trip around the state.” Office – 503.224.5373
22 AOPA Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn,
Portland International Airport, 4839 NE Columbia SEPTEMBER
Blvd. 7 Columbia Gorge Fly-In, The Dallesport Airport (WA). No
23-29 EAA Air Venture and Fly-In, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. admission charge. Info: Chuck Covert (541-296-9103 or
Info: http://www.eaa.com. Dennis Kindig (509) 767-1134, or www.Paddocks.com.
27-28 Paisley Fly-In and Acrobatic Air Show (in conjunc- 7 John Day Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast, Grant County
tion with the Paisley Mosquito Festival & Rodeo), Regional Airport, 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. Info: Cheryl Berry
Paisley Airport. Info: Visit the web site 541.820.4310.
www.paisley.presys.com/mosq.htm or contact Gary 14 OPA Quarterly Meeting, 10 a.m., motel at Linn County Fair
Casteel @ N8402W@aol.com. and Expo Center, Albany.
28 OPA Corvallis Fly-Out, Paisley Airport. Info: Jack 14-15 Oregon Air Fair, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany.
Mykrantz @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.753.0188 Info: Oregon Air Fair web site at www.oregonairfair.org or
29 State Aviation Board Teleconference Meeting 10:00 call Class Act Event Coordinators at 503-371-8904.
- 11:00 a.m., Oregon Department of Aviation Offices, 18 State Aviation Board Meeting, Salem (location to be
3040 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302. Info: announced).
[www.aviation.state.or.us] or ODA @ 800.874.0102.
AUGUST Monthly, first Saturday: EAA 105 Blueberry Pancake B’fast.
3 OPA Tillamook Fly-In BBQ, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Stark’s TwinOaks Airpark; 8-10 am.
Tillamook Airport. Delicious BBQ with Tillamook ice
cream, plus free admission to TilIamook Naval Air The Oregon Aviation Calendar is a regular feature of “Flightlines.”
Station Museum for pilots flying in. Info: David If your organization has an important meeting or regularly scheduled
Winter in Netarts @ email@example.com or meetings that you would like to have publicized, we’re pleased to in-
503.842.9659. Check weather the day of the event at clude them. Send your calendar items to Carolyn R. Bolton,th
503.842.9678 or www.tillamookpilots.org. Flightlines Editor, Oregon Department of Aviation, 3040 25 St. SE,
Salem, OR 97302-1125; or carolyn.r.bolton@.state.or.us
Federal Airport Grants
continued from page 1
Twenty-three Oregon public airports s $1,385,000 to EASTERN OREGON s $1,776,166 to MCNARY FIELD -
were designees of more than $23 REGIONAL AIRPORT - Pendleton is a McNary Field is a general aviation
non-hub primary airport. During 2000, airport located in Salem. Expansion of
million in federal grants in April there were 13, 785 enplanements at the the taxiway is necessary for safety.
2002. Mineta announced $1.2 airport. Rehabilitation of the apron and Rehabilitation of the taxiway and
million in security reimbursement taxiways is needed for capacity. runway is needed to extend the pave-
funds, which were released to Security enhancements are needed for ment life. Installation of runway vertical/
Portland International Airport in safety. visual guidance systems, rehabilitation
s $150,300 to FLORENCE MUNICI- of the electrical vault, installation of
March 2002. In addition, Port of PAL AIRPORT - Improvement of the medium runway intensity lighting and
Portland was the receiver for the access road and construction of taxi the taxiway signs are needed for safe
following allotments to its smaller lanes are needed for capacity. airport operations.
airports: s $150,000 to GRANTS PASS AIR- s $1,827,487 to NORTH BEND MU-
PORT - Rehabilitation of the apron and NICIPAL AIRPORT - This is a non-hub
s $5,020,000 to PORTLAND- taxiways will extend the pavement life. airport. Rehabilitation of the runway,
HILLSBORO AIRPORT - Rehabilita- s $245,000 to KLAMATH FALLS taxiways, and apron pavements will
tion of Runway 12/30 (seal coat) to INTERNATIONAL (Grant #1) - extend the pavement life. Installation of
extend the pavement’s useful life, and Update Airport Master Plan Study. This medium-intensity runway lighting for
improvement to Runway 12/30 safety airport is a non-hub primary airport. Runway 13/31 will enhance safe airport
area. During 2000, there were 31,629 operations. Installation of a new runway
s $150,000 to PORTLAND- enplanements at the airport. Updating and identifier lights, as well as precision
TROUTDALE AIRPORT - Installation the Airport Master Plan Study is needed approach path indicator, will also
of perimeter fencing to protect the to ensure orderly development at the enhance operational safety. Security
airport from incursions. Airport. enhancements are included to protect
s $300,000 to PORTLAND-MULINO s $755,000 to KLAMATH FALLS airport and passengers.
AIRPORT - Installation of miscella- INTERNATIONAL (Grant #2) - s $970,000 to ROGUE VALLEY
neous NAVIAIDS (including a rotating Security enhancements are needed for INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -
beacon) and improvement to runway safety. Construction of a parking lot, Medford has a non-hub primary airport.
safety area to promote safe airfield including pavement and lights, is During 2000, there were 242,645
operations, construction of a taxiway needed because the original parking lot enplanements at the airport. Security
for capacity. was situated too close to the terminal enhancements are needed for passenger
building. Rehabilitation of the apron is and airport safety.
Oregon Department of Aviation needed to extend the pavement life. s $2,800,000 to ROSEBURG RE-
received federal grant funds on s $2,758,027 to MAHLON SWEET GIONAL AIRPORT - Acquisition of
FIELD - This non-hub primary airport land for development.
behalf of these public airport is located in Eugene. During 2000, there s $90,000 to SCAPPOOSE INDUS-
projects: were 374,174 enplanements at the TRIAL AIRPARK - Update Airport
airport. Security Enhancements are Master Plan Study.
s $870,000 to BAKER CITY MUNICI- needed to provide a safer environment s $807,309 to Siletz Bay State Airport -
PAL AIRPORT - Rehabilitation of for the passengers and airport. Con- Siletz Bay State Airport is a general
Runway 12/30 is needed to extend the struction of a new taxiway and runway aviation airport located in Gleneden
pavement life. will increase airport capacity, while Beach. Installation of weather reporting
s $414,600 to CORVALLIS MUNICI- rehabilitation of existing taxiway equipment (AWOS) and precision
PAL AIRPORT - Construction of a pavement will extend the pavement life. approach path indicators (PAPIS), as
helicopter apron will allow for addi- Acquisition of aircraft rescue and fire- well as runway end identifier lights
tional capacity. Relocating the beacon fighting (ARFF) vehicle will enhance (REILS), are needed for operational
will allow for airport growth and reduce safety. safety; rehabilitation of Runway 17/35 is
the number of pilots losing the beacon s $305,000 to MCMINNVILLE necessary to extend the pavement life.
in ground lights. Improvements to the MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - Expansion
access road will allow for better access of the apron is necessary for capacity;
to the airport. Rehabilitation of the obstruction removal of trees in the
taxiway will extend the pavement life. approach is necessary for safety.
continued on page 9
FlightLines is an official publication
Notice Anything Different … of the Oregon Department of Aviation.
The intent of FlightLines is to keep
the aviation community and others
. . . in the Spring and informed of developments in aviation,
Summer 2002 Editions of as well aviation events across Oregon.
Oregon Department of Aviation was
founded in 1921 as the first govern-
I f you did, it’s because Oregon
Department of Aviation has a
new Newsletter Editor. Carolyn R.
ment aviation agency in the United
States. The Department is dedicated to
developing and improving Oregon’s
Bolton comes to ODA from the aviation system.
Oregon Public Policy & Dispute
Director of Oregon Department
Resolution Program. Her actual job of Aviation
title at ODA is Public Relations and Ann B. Crook
Legislative Liaison. In State service
State Airports Manager
less than two years, Carolyn’s Daren Griffin
lengthy private sector background
focused on mediation, nonprofit Flightlines Editor
the State Aviation Board, the Oregon
Carolyn R. Bolton
management, organizational devel- Pilots Association and the State
opment, public relations, legislative Legislature. She is currently planning The State Aviation Board consists of
work, and community organizing. an Aviation Town Hall for Septem- seven members appointed by the
Not a pilot herself (yet), Carolyn ber, to occur in conjunction with the Governor and confirmed by the
asserts “I’m a GREAT passenger … Oregon Senate. The Board provides
Board’s monthly meeting in Salem.
policy direction to the Director and the
and it’s never too late to learn to fly!” She is also the Department’s Admin- Department.
In addition to the newsletter, istrative Rules Coordinator.
Carolyn is responsible for many of Members of the
If there’s anything you would like
State Aviation Board:
the agency’s outreach tools, includ- to see in FlightLines that’s Chair Bill Wilkins, Ph.D. – Corvallis
ing the Annual Report and web page. not already here, contact Carolyn Vice-Chair Mike Nelson – Baker City
(Be watching for total redesign and directly at 800-874-0102, ext. 223, or Mike Burrill, Sr. – Medford
upgrade of the web page by end of via e-mail at <Carolyn.R.Bolton Jack Loacker – Portland
2002.) Carolyn works closely with Carrie Novick – Redmond
Steve Schreiber – Port of Portland
R.P. “Joe” Smith – Portland
Federal Airport Grants continued Oregon Department of Aviation
welcomes comments and suggestions
s $500,000 to TILLAMOOK AIRPORT Newport Municipal Airport and The
about FlightLines. Printing of articles
- Installation of perimeter fencing is Dalles Municipal Airport are needed to
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Bandon State Airport, Brookings compilation of data for the national plan
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McMinnville Municipal airport, as individual pavement surveys. www.aviation.state.or.us
State Airport Recreational Opportunities
(Part 2 - continued from Spring 2002)
Part 1 of “State Airport Recre- north lakes. The community of Bandon is rapidly becoming
ational Opportunities” appeared Lakeside is less than 1/2-mile known for its world-class golf
in the Spring 2002 edition of southeast of the airport, providing courses. In fact, Bandon Dunes is
FlightLines. In that newsletter, we restaurants, motels, a grocery store, one of the highest rated golf courses
covered Nehalem Bay, Pacific City and a boat livery. in the country. The new nearby
and Siletz Bay State Airports. Perhaps the best feature about Pacific Dunes also promises to
Reader response was very posi- Lakeside is that it sits on Tenmile become a world-beater.
tive! Part 2 finishes the Oregon Lake. Fishing can be outstanding If you want solitude and no
Coast and gives us the added when the wind isn’t blowing. Boat crowds, Cape Blanco State Airport
bonus of insight to the Owyhee rentals and bait and tackle shops are may be what you are looking for.
Treasure. Keep reading … all nearby. The Oregon Dunes This airport is an old military field
National Recreation Area is also very from WWII, with a 5100' X 150'
close, on the west side of Hwy 101.
S ummer is rapidly approaching.
The snow is gone from all the
airports now, and the unpaved strips
Bandon State Airport is located
about 20 miles south of North Bend.
asphalt runway. The airport is
unattended, the lights are long out of
service, and no on-site services are
are dry enough to use. Part 2 on this The runway is 3600' X 60' asphalt, available. There is a telephone on the
topic will continue with the coastal with a full length parallel taxiway. field, as well as a chemical toilet and
airports and then jump to the other Fuel and maintenance services are access water.
side of the state. available through Frank’s Flight A variety of isolated places to
Service (541) 347-2022. There is a camp can be found around the
Try these coastal airports for courtesy car available and rentals can airport. Two private hangars and a
unique fly-in recreation: be arranged. residence remain on the airport, but
Camping on the airport is not there is plenty of room away from
Lakeside State Airport is adja- advised due to the fact that most of them. Just remember to be respectful
cent to the town of Lakeside, about the non-paved areas on the airport are of the private property. Many trails
10 miles north of North Bend. The covered with gorse. Gorse is an exist around the airport, including a
turf runway is 2150' X 100'. There is imported noxious weed that looks trail on the northwest end of the
a 425' stopway on the north end and somewhat like scotch broom, but airport that leads to the cliffs above
a 650' stopway on the south end. The sports very sharp 1" spines. the beach. Be sure to use care if you
approach from the south is relatively The area around Bandon State try to get down to the beach itself.
open, but there are trees around the Airport offers lots to see and do. This airport’s main attraction is
rest of the airport. Lakeside has a South only about 5 miles is the West simple solitude.
very durable runway that does not Coast Game Park – a walk-through
get soft when it is wet. safari with many great hands-on A different experience awaits
Informal camping is available on activities. The City of Bandon is two you out East – it’s the Owyhee
the west side along the tiedown area. miles north, and offers many restau- Treasure:
A pit toilet has been constructed on rants and motels in and around town.
the airport, but no water is available. The city boasts an Old Town district Owyhee Reservoir State Airport
Several State Parks and camp- that is rich in history and art. The is on the eastern edge of Oregon.
grounds are within only 2-3 miles of Bandon Cheese Factory on Hwy 101 Owyhee is unique in our state-owned
the airport, including a commercial airport system – our one true “back
is a great place to sample famous
campground about 1 mile east on the country airport.” There is no ground
local cheeses made right on the
canal that connects the south and access to the airport whatsoever; it
continued . . . most will probably prefer to pitch a
can only be reached by plane or by tent – the cabin still provides a
welcome refuge. Local pilots main-
boat. This airport serves no commu-
nity and has little emergency value, tain the cabin for everyone’s benefit, Scholarship
but it offers great recreational oppor- so users are asked to simply clean up
tunities if you have the right type of and leave the space better than they Deadline
aircraft and pilot skills. found it. The cabin is nearing the
The airport is located in the stature of historical monument and is Approach-
Owyhee Reservoir Canyon about 44 truly a treasure in this day and age.
miles south of Ontario. The dirt and Food is often left in the structure for ing!
gravel runway is 1840' X 30', lies emergencies; so if you leave some-
across a peninsula, and is higher in thing for the “cause,” be sure it’s in a
the middle than either end. The
surface is reasonably smooth with
rodent-proof container. Yes. The
place has resident pack rats, and
T he Oregon Pilots Asso-
ciation (OPA) Air Safety
& Education Foundation
some scattered rocks, and can get you’ll find their calling cards all over. reminds us all that applications
both very soft when wet and very Speaking of calling cards, sign-in are due no later than July 2,
dusty when dry. The approaches are logs are kept in the cabin. They make 2002, for the 2002 Raymond
over the water and are clear. Since for very interesting reading and offer Meyer Flight Scholarship. The
this strip does not meet normal an intriguing snapshot of the history scholarship is in memory of
dimensional standards, the airport of the area. Raymond Meyer, an OPA
has been designated as a State Owyhee Reservoir offers great fly- member who introduced many
Warning Airport. (More information in recreational opportunities. It’s a
people to the joy of flight
on State Warning Airports can be great place to get away from it all, if
during his nearly 47 years as a
found under “Airport Safety and you crave a bit of solitude. The
pilot. The 2002 scholarship is
Operations” on ODA’s website at scenery in the gorge is spectacular.
in the amount of $500 for
http://www.aviation.state.or.us/ Every turn offers a new breathtaking
airports%20info/state%20warning vista. There are often deer in the area,
and sometimes bighorn sheep can be Scholarship applicants must
seen in the hills to the west. Other be residents of Oregon and/or
In cooperation with the U.S.
wildlife includes rattlesnakes, so a members of OPA. Applica-
Bureau of Reclamation and the
Oregon Pilots Association, a toilet little caution is in order. Fishing in tions, scholarship eligibility &
was recently installed at the airport. the lake is very good at times, but selection criteria are available
The Bureau of Reclamation supplied caution is advised if eating the fish. on the OPA website http://
the structure, and the Bend Chapter Mercury occurs naturally in the lake www.oregonpilot.org or may
of the OPA supplied the manpower to waters, so pregnant or nursing be requested through the mail
dig the pit and place the toilet. They women and children 6 years old or to: Ray Meyer Flight Scholar-
also cut some cottonwoods at either younger should not eat any fish taken ship, 16950 SW Meyer Lane,
end for clear approaches. here. Children older than 6 and Tigard, OR 97224-3100. The
Owyhee’s tiedown area is smooth healthy adults should eat no more winner will be announced at
and grassy, with plenty of level areas than 8 ounces of fish from these the Oregon Festival of Flight
for tent camping. A cabin sits on the waters 6 times a year. (Catch and in Corvallis, Oregon, on
east of the runway, euphemistically release sounds like a good idea, August 10, 2002.
known as the “Owyhee Hilton.” It’s a doesn’t it?) Check the Oregon
first-come-first-served accommoda- Fishing Regulations for more infor-
tion. Though a bit rough – and while mation.
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STATE-OWNED AIRPORTS UPDATE
FOR SUMMER 2002
S iletz Bay State Airport.
Improvements will be made
this summer at Siletz Bay, includ-
July. The airport may be closed for
several weeks in August and/or
September. Be sure to watch
Crescent Lake State Airport has
new stripes and numbers! Logging
operations will occur throughout
ing construction of a parallel NOTAMS and Notices of Closure the summer along the sides of the
taxiway and connectors to the Dates as they become available. Airport. Watch NOTAMS in the
runway and reconstruction of the event brief closures are necessary
entrance road. The existing run- Aurora State Airport. The to accommodate this project.
way will be shifted 100 feet to the summer work at Aurora will not
south and 300 feet of runway require closures of the airport. The All airports previously closed for
added on the south end. The work Department will finish the mid- the winter are now open for
is expected to be finished during a field apron. summer use!
90-day constriction period antici-
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