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Take Action To Stop HB 2497

Friends, As you may have read, opponents of the Aurora Airport are continuing attempts to make sure safety improvements benefiting the community can never occur. This most recent attempt – House Bill 2497 – tries to accomplish legislatively what opponents of the airport failed to do in their litigation and appeal at Oregon’s Land Use Board of…

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House Bill 2497 Prevents Safety Improvements at Aurora Airport

Friends, please be aware that the City of Wilsonville has introduced HB 2497 into the Oregon legislature.   You can see it here.   Admittedly, we’ve never seen a bill with a demonstrably incorrect preamble.   “Whereas the Aurora Airport Master Plan is presently the subject of appeals brought by three parties to the Land…

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Safer Operations Mean Safer Communities

Safer Operations Means Safer Communities It has long been the mission of the Aurora State Airport to be the safest and most emergency-ready general aviation airport in the state.   On December 16th, we got one step closer to that mission! In its ruling in favor of the Aurora Airport, the Land Use Board of…

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Thank you from Apex Helicopters

Dear Aurora Airport,   I am the owner and a pilot for Apex Helicopters. I wanted to write to express our sincere appreciation for the hospitality the entire Aurora Airport showed Apex Helicopters when it arrived on September 8, 2020.   Apex Helicopters operates an Airbus AS350B3 Astar, helicopter, for the State of Oregon Department…

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Aurora State Airport critical to fighting Oregon wildfires

Published in General Aviation News Aurora State Airport (KUAO) has become a staging grounds for fighting the wildfires that blaze in Marion, Clackamas, and Linn Counties. According to officials with the Friends of Aurora Airport, the Oregon Department of Forestry crews are basing resilience assets at KUAO to fast track their efforts to contain the fires.…

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Aurora Airport lends support in firefighting efforts

Published in Canby Herald The airport is being used as staging and support area in the battle to keep area blazes under control As the battles continue to be fought against wildfires in Marion, Clackamas and Linn counties, the Oregon Department of Forestry crews are basing resilience assets at the Aurora State Airport to fast-track…

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HTS Offers Helitank to Aid in Firefighting Effort

Published in Canby First As day two continues with battling fires that blaze in Marion, Clackamas, and Linn counties, the Oregon Department of Forestry crews are basing resilience assets at the Aurora State Airport to fast track their efforts to contain the fires. At least one Oregon Army National Guard Helicopter and a US Airforce Reserve Helicopter…

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Kindling Lifelong Dreams to Fly

The pilots who command aircraft like Chinooks for the United States military have a fire burning in them that sets them apart from the civilians they protect. In at least one case, that flame was lit and kindled while sweeping hangars at our very own Aurora State Airport. As a boy in Canby, Oregon, Josh…

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Sunset Aviation’s Big Role with Small Parts

At some point this summer, when you may look up on a cool Oregon evening you might see a Vertol-107 or a CH-47 Chinook  en-route to suppress one of the much too frequently  occurring infernos. However, even the most eagle-eyed among us  won’t see  the integral hydraulic components under the rotor that were carefully assembled…

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The Future of Aviation in Oregon is Bright With TeenFlight

As the aviation industry in Oregon transitions to the next generation of pilots, mechanics, technicians, innovators, and enthusiasts, many will see just how bright the future is because of the vision of one man and continued commitment of so many others in the development of the TeenFlight program. Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, started…

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Aurora State Airport is working to become the best possible neighbor to our local communities and families. The airport and businesses that operate within it strive to help our communities become even better.

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