Clubs And Organizations
The Oklahoma Pilots Association (OPA) is a member-controlled, not-for-profit organization for all pilots and aircraft owners. OPA strives to serve the needs of general aviation pilots statewide by promoting aviation education and safety in personal and business flying. Membership consists of students pilots through airline transport pilots, both civil and military, and is open to all pilots and aircraft owners.website: oklahomapilots.org
OUR MISSION - The Ninety-Nines is the intermational organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support, while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, today's members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation, and, to quote Amelia, fly "for the fun of it!"website: www.ninety-nines.org
EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of sharing your passion for participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.website: www.eaa.org
The Commerative Air Force (CAF) was founded to acquire, restore and preserve, in flying condition, a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, as well as selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.website: commemorativeairforce.org
In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps. The contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.
After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.website: www.gocivilairpatrol.com
Membership in The Engineers Flying Club is open to anyone interested in General Aviation. Our club membership is limited to 45. Monthly dues are $125 and are due by the 15th of each month. A $500 application fee, plus the first month's dues, are required when your application for membership is accepted. Primary, Instrument/CFII training is avaliable through the club.website: www.engineersflyingclub.org