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
Hello folks and welcome to the Oregon PIlots Association webpage. Iím Mary Rosenblum, our current president and very honored to hold this office.
So what is the Oregon Pilots Association exactly? This is a state-wide organization of pilots; all types of pilots, from 737 drivers to light sport pilots who fly only on sunny weekends. Our organization came together to promote safety through education, promote a social agenda Ė helping pilots meet and connect with other pilots Ė and lately, we have become actively involved with the preservation and promotion of General Aviation and GA airports in the state of Oregon. Paul Ehrhardt, our President-elect, heads our Maintenance Wing, turning out with able volunteers and serious equipment to help keep airport approaches clear and safe for pilots and helping maintain our public use airports as state belts get tightened. Bill Ables, our very effective Backcountry Chair, keeps a watchful eye on the backcountry strips that so many of our pilots enjoy in their recreational flying.
This is a challenging time for those of us who love to fly. I doubt I need to tell you this. The price of Avgas is high and getting higher, it simply costs a lot to fly. And our pilot population is dwindling. We have become a political minority and it has become easier and easier for legislation to make inroads on our freedom to fly and on the places we can fly to. Oregon Pilots Association is a forum where pilots can stay connected. Whether itís discovering great fly-ins and aviation activities through our Places to Fly, or keeping up with the latest issues with UAVs, proposed flight restrictions, or land use legislation, OPA is the place to keep in touch with General Aviation.
We are working closely with both AOPA and the Oregon Department of Aviation to keep General Aviation healthy and active in our state. If we want to keep flying, itís up to us to make sure we can. AOPA offers great support, but we pilots in Oregon are the boots on the ground. Become a member Ė we need you! Letís fly and have fun together, and letís make sure that we can keep on flying and having fun.
Keep in touch! Let us know about issues at your airport and where you fly, and keep up with whatís going on in our skies! Our Facebook page is a great place to upload news, whether itís a great new airport restaurant or concern about proposed development. Check out our Places to Fly, an updated calendar of whatís going on where. As a member, Iíll email you updates every couple of weeks so you donít miss anything fun.
And do feel free to contact me any time. Reports from our members have tipped us off to many issues that potentially affect airports and airspace. And we always want to know what youíd like to see your OPA doing. We need your input!
Objectives and Mission of the Oregon Pilots Association
- Promote Flying Safety
- Promote Flying to the non-flying Public
- Monitor Regulatory and Legislative Activites
- Provide a Social Forum For Pilots and Their Families
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November 16th - 10AM