We are the Oregon Pilots Association. Our goal is to promote aviation in the State of Oregon and to provide information to pilots and anyone interested in general aviation.
We encourage all pilots and aviation enthusiasts to join our organization, whether you currently fly, own your own aircraft, or just like to talk aviation!
Browse our site, check out some of our links, but most of all - join one of chapters in your area for one of our monthy meetings. If you don't wish to join a chapter, we encourage you to join as a "Member At Large", where you still gain all the benefits OPA has to offer.
OPA President Mary Rosenblum
President's Update - December 2013
Hi, folks. As we head into the new year, we are looking at a busy year ahead of us.
Our Maintenance Wing will come into its own this year, under the leadership of President Elect Paul Erhardt . We are helping the state of Oregon keep our small, rural airstrips safe and open. Keep an eye on this page for a schedule of monthly maintenance days and locations. Weather permitting, we’ll fly or drive in and do whatever needs to be done – cutting brush or saplings, spraying, weeding, painting, what have you!
We have state airports on the chopping block and we need YOUR help to keep them open. When you land at a state airport with a comment box; Cascade Locks, Pacific City, Siletz Bay, Nehalem, and others, DO sign in. If you’d rather not leave your N number or place of origin, that’s fine. We simply need to tell the state that We Use This Airport. That goes a long way to keeping that airport open. So sign in and if you see someone who has not signed in, ask that person to do so. They are OUR airports, so let’s speak up and make it clear that we use ‘em!
Stay tuned for a great new Rally, similar to the Western Flight Tour sponsored by Lebanair in the past few years. Check this page for a link and more information, coming soon. Every time you land at one of the state airports on the list and take a picture of your plane, you are entered into a drawing for some cool prizes. It’s another way to make it clear that these are our airports and it’s a great excuse to land somewhere you’ve never been.
On the political side of things, The Energy Facility Siting Counsel has given the go-ahead to Troutdale Energy Center, LLC to build a power generating plant that will emit a dangerous high-velocity thermal plume beneath the north downwind pattern at KTTD. Oregon Pilots association will become a party and contest the siting. Thank you, all of you who testified against this dangerous decision at the public hearings. If we have an attorney member who can offer us pro-bono time and assistance with this process, it would help our cause enormously!
If you haven’t been getting the Places to Fly as an email (spam filters eat a lot, alas), check here on the site for them. Click on the Places to Fly navigation tab to find out what is going on where and when. Don’t miss those cool aviation events!
Objectives and Mission of the Oregon Pilots Association
- To promote and encourage safe flying habits among Oregon pilots;
- To guard and protect the interests of general aviation in Oregon;
- To promote aviation with the non-flying public;
- To protect statewide interests of all private pilots;
- To guard and promte public welfare and safety where general aviation is concerned;
- To encourage the construction and improvement of air faciilites in Oregon;
- To conduct and cooperate in courses of study for the benefit of Oregon pilots, and for general aviation.