2021.8.11 Commission Meeting Agenda

Submitted by Sandra Shelton on Tue, 03/08/2022 - 9:48am
Release Date: 
08/11/2021

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Announcement of COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETING AcT, filing of meeting notice, and posting of the agenda — Chairman James “Jim” Putnam, and Chris Wadsworth, Chief of Staff

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, this meeting shall be held at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) First Floor Conference Room, 200 NE 21st Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Meeting is open to the general public, but it is also available to watch through the link listed below:

 

To watch:

Public access meeting link: https://video.ibm.com/channel/CKEfwftDGHz

Make sure the volume on your PC (or other device) and the Ustream volume are turned up.

 

The meeting will be electronically recorded and audio livestreamed from 200 NE 21st St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105.

 

Public Access to complete Commission Packet: www.oac.ok.gov

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND ABSENT — Chairman Putnam and Andrea Post, Executive Assistant to Director Ardies

 

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING ON JULY 14, 2021 — Chairman Putnam and Andrea Post

 

Action Required

 

  1. AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM – Ben Naghavi, Airport Engineer
  1. The Commission will be briefed on a change order to state grant H71-21-S for rehabilitating the taxiway and apron pavements and replacing the taxiway lighting system at Mid-America Industrial Airport (Pryor). The change order will allow for additional crack sealing of the taxiway. The estimated additional cost will be $9,996.50 and will be funded with $9,496.67 of state grant funds and $499.83 of sponsor matching funds.

 

Information Only

 

  1. The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Airport Construction Program at Jones Memorial Airport (Bristow).  The project consists of constructing a new terminal building and installing self-service fuel. Based on bids, the total project cost is $1,204,568 and will be funded with $688,766.39 of economic development authority funds, $259,224 of state grant funds and $256,577.61 of sponsor matching funds. An approval is contingent upon the Commission receiving an acceptable grant application.         

 

Action Required

 

  1. The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Airport Construction Program at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. The project consists of constructing new taxilanes for the City’s new hangar development. Based on bids, the total project cost is $571,100 and will be funded with $542,545 of state grant funds and $28,555 of sponsor matching funds. An approval is contingent upon the Commission receiving an acceptable grant application.         

 

Action Required

 

  1. OAC Grant PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES – Director Ardies

The Commission will consider authorizing staff to move forward with the administrative rulemaking process regarding changes to the OAC Grant Program including the addition of a potential hangar grant/loan program.

 

Action Required      

 

  1. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) — Director Ardies

Commissioners will consider approving Commission staff to move forward and enter into a contract with a firm to update the DBE plans/goals for the Commission’s FY 2022 – 2024 FAA System Planning and Various Locations Grant programs. Estimated cost of this update is $11,000. 

 

Action Required

 

  1. Approval to Fill Position – Director Ardies

The Director will seek approval from the Commission to fill a Senior Engineer position.

 

Action Required

 

  1. OKLAHOMA AEROSPACE FORUM — Director Ardies

The Commission will consider approving up to $3,000 to sponsor the 2021 Oklahoma Aerospace Forum, which will be held October 28th, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

 

Action Required

 

  1. AEROSPACE AND AVIATION EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM CONSENT DOCKET—Paula Kedy, Aviation and Aerospace Education Program Coordinator
    Any Commissioner may request that any or all of these items be considered individually.

The Commission will consider approving state aviation grant and contract applications for the FY22 Aerospace and Aviation Education Grant Program.

A.      Ada City School District: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Ada City School District for the program "The Sky is Not the Limit: Cruising Altitude." This district-wide aviation program is designed to build necessary skills in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities and flight simulation at the aviation laboratories on the Ada High School and Ada Junior High School campuses using the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Curriculum. The goal of the program is to ensure that all District students are aware that STEM skills acquired can lead to high-demand careers in the field of aviation. It is estimated that 2,300 students will participate. The requested amount is $12,220; staff recommendation is for $12,220.

 

B.      Air Force Association Central Oklahoma Gerrity Chapter 215: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Air Force Association Central Oklahoma Gerrity Chapter 215 for the program “StellarXplorers.” This program is a national space design competition for teams in grades 9th -12th created to foster STEM learning, team building, and expose participants to STEM career opportunities. It is estimated that 80 students will participate. The requested amount is $4,280.75; staff recommendation is for $4,200.

 

C.      Alva High School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Alva High School for the “Aeronautics & Technology” program, which is beginning its third year. The program goal is to provide project-based learning about the history of flight, principles of flight, preparation for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate/drones, rocketry, hot air balloons, aircraft accident investigation, and careers in aviation & aerospace. It is estimated that 30 students will participate. The requested amount is $3,234; staff recommendation is for $3,000.

 

D.      Atoka Elementary School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Atoka Elementary School for “Atoka Takes Flight Part 3.” The program will expose PreK through 5th grade students to various aviation and aerospace careers, vocabulary, principles, and concepts of flight through age-appropriate, hands-on experiences. It is estimated that 450 students will participate. The requested amount is $2,082.91; staff recommendation is for $2,082.

 

E.      Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County for the “Pathways – Flying Into Aviation & Aerospace Careers” program. This program will expose 6th-12th grade students to aviation and aerospace career opportunities and drone activities. It is estimated that 100 students will participate. The requested amount is $5,000; staff recommendation is for $3,000.

 

F.      Cameron University: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Cameron University for a 5-day “Aerospace Engineering & Applied Math Summer Academy” that will include an introduction to the principles of aerospace engineering and mathematics to middle-school girls through activities such as designing and building rockets and a trip to the Oklahoma Science Museum. It is estimated that 12 students will participate. The requested amount is $2,500; staff recommendation is for $2,000.

 

G.      Canadian Valley Technology Center: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Canadian Valley Technology Center’ for the “Pre-Engineering & Digital Media Technology” program. This program will introduce 10th-12th graders to UAS and will incorporate hands-on activities to develop skills in designing, programming, and operating drones. It is estimated that 30 students will participate. The requested amount is $9,384; staff recommendation is for $7,500.

 

H.      Deer Creek Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Deer Creek Public Schools “High School Aviation” program using the AOPA curriculum. This program will introduce students to the history of aviation, careers in aviation and aerospace, and basics of dynamics of flight. It is estimated that 56 students will participate. The requested amount is $7,200; staff recommendation is for $7,000.

 

  1. Drumright Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Drumright Public Schools for the “Drumright Takes Flight” program. The program goals are to implement the AOPA curriculum for 9th and 10th graders and to teach aviation district-wide with various activities for PreK – 8th grade. It is estimated that 400 students will participate. The requested amount is $5,126.21; staff recommendation is for $5,000.

 

J.      Duncan Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Duncan Public Schools for the “Take Flight” program. This program will expose 3rd – 5th graders and 8th graders to hands-on activities with UAS; the eventual goal is to expand aviation in lower grades and to the high school. It is estimated that 120 students will participate. The requested amount is $6,029.84; staff recommendation is for $4,000.

 

K.      Durant Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Durant Public Schools for the “Aviation Inspired Recruits” program. 6th – 8th grades will use the Civil Air Patrol curriculum, exposing 6th graders to model rocketry and 7th-8th graders the history of aviation, engineering, science of flight, accuracy of air travel, and economics and careers in aviation. 9th graders will use the AOPA curriculum. It is estimated that 300 students will participate. The requested amount is $4,800; staff recommendation is for $4,500.

 

L.      East Central University: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for East Central University for the “OK is Aviation ECU Tigers can Fly” program for 6th – 12th grade students. This one-day summer camp at ECU in Ada will introduce students to careers, opportunities, training & curriculum for aviation. It is estimated that 30 students will participate. The requested amount is $2,195; staff recommendation is for $1,750.

 

M.      Edmond North High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Edmond North High School Air Force (AF) Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program “AFJROTC Aerospace Education,” which will expose 9th-12th graders to the role of aerospace in Oklahoma and of military aerospace forces, career and educational opportunities, use of immersive aviation simulators, and prepare students to earn a private pilot certificate. It is estimated that 90 students will participate. The requested amount is $19,570.96; staff recommendation is for $12,500.

 

N.      Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools for the “ECP Taking Flight,” aviation program for PreK-12th grade students. This program will teach awareness activities for elementary level, STEAM experiments and activities for middle school, and AOPA’s Unmanned Aircraft 4-year program at the high school which will allow graduates to be ready to enter the workforce with the FAA Part 107 certification. It is estimated that 500 students will participate. The requested amount is $9,100; staff recommendation is for $8,300.

 

O.      For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Oklahoma Regional FIRST Robotics Competitions in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. More than 2,000 students in grades 7-12 will compete in the event. Students are required to use STEM principles to design and build their robots to deal with outer space activities following this year’s theme of “Star Wars: Force for Change”. Various Oklahoma aerospace companies as well as Tinker Air Force Base will mentor and/or assist in sponsorship of FIRST Robotics teams. The requested amount is $7,500; staff recommendation is for $7,500.

 

P.      Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma: The Commission will consider approving a grant for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma for the “Up, Up & Away” summer program, which will introduce girls to aviation vocabulary, design & mechanics of gliders and basic engineering skills through hands-on activities, including using balloons, parachutes, kites, drones, and airplanes to explore the science of flight. It is estimated 140 students will participate. The requested amount is $4,287.42; staff is recommending $2,000.

 

Q.      Grand Aces Aviation Ground School: The Commission will consider approving a grant for Grand Aces Aviation Ground School to award 6 scholarships to young adults ages 17 to 24 and for each student to gain knowledge of aviation and prepare to pass the FAA written pilot exam and to prepare for the private pilot flight training through mentorship by a professional pilot and study of the Complete Private Pilot Syllabus and the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. The requested amount is $2,997; staff is recommending $2,250.

 

R.      Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport (GOK) Educational Events.  This one-day camp includes hands-on STEM Booths: four forces of flight; building paper airplanes & styrogliders, learning parts of the airplane and what those parts do to control the aircraft and building and launching rockets. Approximately 20 students will be served. The requested amount is $1,500; staff recommendation is for $1,350.

 

S.      Kingfisher Memorial Library/City of Kingfisher: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Kingfisher Memorial Library/City of Kingfisher “Library Flight School.” This K-12th grade program will educate youth about airplanes, aeronautical maps, instrumentation and radio, flight history, airplane physics, airports, and piloting, and will introduce students to careers in aviation. It is estimated that 90 students will be served. The requested amount is $20,000; staff recommendation is for $5,000.

 

T.      KISS Institute for Practical Robotics: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for KISS Robotics' Botball and Junior Botball Challenge.  The program will focus on information technology and autonomous systems (ground and aerial), and participants will build and program robots as members of a team. The program will serve approximately 3,500 students in grades K-12. Grant funds will provide for the funding of scholarships for Botball team registrations. Scholarship priority will be given to inner city and rural schools as well as schools serving underserved populations. Participation will provide students the opportunity to be exposed to systems engineering, presentation, and project management. The requested amount is $10,500; staff recommendation is for $10,500.

 

U.      Maysville Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Maysville Public Schools “Aerospace Discovery” program. This program will expose 5th- 8th graders to aerospace concepts by visits with local historians and activities including work with gliders, kites, and water- and engine-powered rockets. It is estimated that 110 students will participate. The requested amount is $1,644.75; staff recommendation is for $1,500.

 

V.      McAlester High School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the McAlester High School Aerospace and Engineering class. The class aims to prepare students in grades 9-12 to take the Private Pilot and Part 107 Remote Pilot certification written test using the AOPA curriculum. Students will get exposure to the aviation/aerospace industry as a whole including the history of aviation and flight simulator experience. It is estimated 500 students will benefit from this program. The requested amount is $9,078.58; staff recommendation is for $8,000.

 

W.     MetroTechnology Center and the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center: The Commission will consider approving a grant for Metro Technology Center’s 2022 Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Camp. The goal of the ACE camp is to expose 7th and 8th grade students to careers available within the aerospace industry. Using a STEM curriculum, students will gain an understanding of the history of aviation and aerospace, learn how to identify the various parts of an airplane, and be provided an orientation flight to experience the principles of flight first-hand. It is estimated that 50 students will participate. The requested amount is $24,475; staff recommendation is for $12,500.

 

X.      Mustang High School: The Commission will consider approving a grant for Mustang High School to be used for the aviation program. The program utilizes the AOPA high school curriculum to prepare students to pass the FAA written private pilot exam before finding a flight school to pursue a private pilot’s certificate. It is estimated that 100 students will benefit. The requested amount is $2,617.20; staff recommendation is for $2,617.

 

Y.      OKBEST Robotics: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for OKBEST Robotics to provide a 6-week robot-building contest at no cost to schools. Student teams from grades 6-12 will come to Rose State College to receive their kit, learn about the game, and see the playing field, and will then solve a fairly complex problem with limited resources. It is estimated that 110 students will participate. The requested amount is $3,000; staff recommendation is for $2,000.

 

Z.      Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation: The Commission will consider approving a grant for the Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership (OEIP). OEIP is designed to connect education to industry with the goal of creating a better educated and motivated workforce. It is estimated that 300 Oklahoma 5th-12th grade STEM teachers, counselors and administrators will attend industry tours, listen to speakers from industry and education, and attend educational workshops at four OEIP sites statewide, with three of these having aerospace as their primary focus. Approximately 15,000 students will be served. The requested amount is $10,000; staff recommendation is for $10,000.

 

AA.   Oklahoma Engineering Foundation, Inc.: The Commission will consider approving a grant for the Engineering Foundation’s STEM programming. The programming includes MATHCOUNTS, which offers advanced mathematical education to middle schools statewide; the Engineering Fair, which exposes students to plan, build, create, innovate, and engineer hands-on projects; teacher workshops; and other programming supported by OEF.  It is estimated 1,000 students will be served through this program. The requested amount is $10,000; staff recommendation is for $5,000.

 

BB.   Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation: The Commission will consider approving a grant for OSSM Middle School’s Summer Math & Science Workshop expansion. The program already includes four one-day math workshops and three one-day science workshops focusing on STEM careers in aviation/aerospace industries in Oklahoma. The expansion will include an additional eight one-day workshops, and it is expected that 160 middle-school students will now be able to participate. The requested amount is $2,500; staff recommendation is $1,500.

 

CC.   Oklahoma Science and Engineering Foundation – First Lego League: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation FIRST LEGO League. 3rd – 9th grade students will explore a variety of subject areas as they develop their innovative solutions to the problems that they identify for the seasonal topic. These areas may include gravity, materials science, control systems, thermodynamics, propulsion, and navigation which are all topics studied by aerospace engineers. The program will reach an estimated 1,700 students. The requested amount is $5,000; staff recommendation is for $5,000.

 

DD.   Oklahoma Science and Engineering Foundation – First Tech Challenge: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation First Tech Challenge. Teams of fifteen 7th – 12th grade students will build robots from a variety of materials to complete multiple repetitive tasks through both autonomous and manual control. This process will expose students to skills in structural design, mechanical design, geometry, motion, time management, programming, and math. The program will reach an estimated 600 students. The requested amount is $2,500; staff recommendation is for $2,000.

 

EE.   Oklahoma State University – Middle School Camp: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Oklahoma State University’s Middle School Youth in Aviation Careers Camp, which will expose 5th-9th graders to aviation-focused careers over the course of four half-day sessions. Sessions include aviation management and security, aerospace engineering including UAS, space exploration, aviation maintenance, piloting, and air traffic control. It is estimated that 18 students will participate. The requested amount is $4,740; staff recommendation is for $4,740.

 

FF.    Oklahoma State University – Smart App: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Oklahoma State University’s “aviateOK” smart phone app. The OSU Department of Aviation and Space Education will develop a free aviation/aerospace STEM smartphone app that students and teachers can use to learn and explore the aviation and aerospace field. The reach of this app is unlimited. The requested amount is $12,500; staff recommendation is for $7,000.

 

GG.   Oklahoma State University - Speedfest: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Oklahoma State University’s “Speedfest” program. Speedfest is an exciting, high-speed aircraft design / build / fly competition which is intended to foster enthusiasm for aviation and STEM in general. There are two flight competition classes. Alpha Class is the advanced class which is for collegiate-level teams. India Class is the Invitational class which consists of high school teams, and teams of K-12 teachers formed from across the state of Oklahoma. The program will reach an estimated 420 students and 50 teachers. The requested amount is $15,750; staff recommendation is for $15,750.

 

HH.   Paoli Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Paoli Public Schools for the Pugs S.O.A.R. and lil’ Pugs P.I.L.O.T.S. Program, which will implement the AOPA curriculum for upper grades and Civil Air Patrol STEM kits for younger students. PreK-12th graders will be exposed to aviation and engineering practices. The program will reach an estimated 225 students. The requested amount is $19,280.48; staff recommendation is for $10,000.

 

II.       Pauls Valley High School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Pauls Valley High School to implement the AOPA High School unmanned and manned aircraft systems curriculum for grades 10-12.  It is estimated that 200 students will participate. The requested amount is $5,435; staff recommendation is for $5,000.

 

JJ.    Ponca City Regional Airport: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Ponca City Regional Airport to provide students the opportunity to attend the Northern Oklahoma Flight Academy. The flight academy is an annual one-week summer aviation and aerospace education camp for middle and high school students and will be held in at the Ponca City airport. This program is in its 18th year and is established on sound math and science (STEM) concepts and hands-on interactive education with aviation and aerospace presented as a career option for students. It is estimated 36 students will attend. The requested amount is $11,100 and staff recommendation is for $8,400.

 

KK.   Poteau Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Poteau Public Schools for an aviation program for 6th – 9th graders using the AOPA curriculum. The first year will begin with 9th graders and will include targeting the 6th grade class with airplane awareness and parts. Each year another year of curriculum will be added to the elective credits at the high school. It is estimated that 175 students will participate. The requested amount is for $6,550, and staff recommendation is for $6,550.

 

LL.    Pryor Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Pryor Public Schools for an aviation & aeronautics program to increase aviation career opportunity awareness at the high school level with an eventual goal of bringing the program to grades K-12. Pryor has two pilots and an aerospace engineer on staff and are in the 3rd year of the AOPA curriculum. It is estimated that 175 students will participate. The requested amount is for $6,707.80, and staff recommendation is for $6,000.

 

MM.  Putnam City High School – Air Force JROTC: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Putnam City High School Air Force JRPOTC Honors Aviation program. This program challenges high school students grades 11-12 to develop their understanding of what it takes to work in an aviation related field through curriculum-based, hands-on experiences including local partnerships with Air Force Civil Air Patrol, EAA Young Eagles, AOPA, and local Air Force bases, and prepares students for FAA written exams. It is estimated that 200 students will be enrolled in the class. The requested amount is $8,400; staff recommendation is for $8,000.

 

NN.   Redeemed Flying Corps: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Redeemed Flying Corps, which will train 8 pilots and provide supplemental airframe & powerplant (A & P) training to two students (secondary and post-secondary). Instructors are volunteers; funding will go toward aviation training. It is estimated that 10 students will participate. The requested amount is $25,000; staff recommendation is for $7,500.

 

OO.   Roland Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Roland Public Schools for the “Drones: Programming for the Future.” This program will introduce students to flight technology, drones, basic programming skills, and aviation career opportunities, and will culminate in a live drone demonstration. It is estimated that 50 students will participate. The requested amount is for $2,695, and staff recommendation is for $2,695.

 

PP.   Rose State College: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Rose State College's “A-XP Discovery Camps.” Rose State will host these two, four-day rocket camps for 6th-9th graders Rocketry camps include learning about the history of flight, laws of motion, principles of flight, Newton’s Law, Bernoulli’s Principle, classroom learning, and lab experiences, and will also expose students to career opportunities. It is estimated that 30 students will participate. The requested amount is $4,857.85; staff recommendation is for $4,000.

 

QQ.   Seminole High School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Seminole High School for implementing the Seminole High Aviation Program, utilizing the AOPA curriculum to introduce students in 9th – 12th grades to the areas of flying, aerospace engineering, UAS, and career opportunities in aviation and aerospace. It is estimated that 175 students will participate. The requested amount is for $10,457.33, and staff recommendation is for $6,500.

 

RR. Southeast High School JROTC: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Southeast High School Air Force JROTC to expose students in 9-12 grades to the science of flight through hands-on projects and tools using drones in preparation for the FAA written exam for drone operators. It is estimated that 80 students will participate. The requested amount is for $2,949.97, and staff recommendation is for $2,900.

 

SS.   Southeastern Oklahoma State University: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Southeastern's “Take Flight!  Aviation Science Camp.” The week-long camp will expose 25 students in grades 7 – 10 to various topics within the broad fields of both aeronautics and aviation, such as aerodynamics, aircraft basics, aerial navigation, airport operations and ATC, and careers. It is estimated that 25 students will participate. The requested amount is $12,430; staff recommendation is for $6,500.

 

TT.   Stafford Air & Space Museum: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Stafford Air & Space Museum “Stafford Flight Simulation Lab.” OAC initially funded the flight simulation lab in 2008; the requested funds will allow for new computer units and a software update. The lab gives members of the public the ability to fly the simulator and is a great training tool for student pilots working on their licenses through the Stafford Airport or at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. It is estimated that the tool will be used by 10,000 people. The requested amount is $22,019.70; staff recommendation is for $20,000.

 

UU.   STARBASE Oklahoma Inc.: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for STARBASE Oklahoma Inc.'s, “Into the Sky with STEM & STARBASE OK” program. The program will provide hands-on, inquiry-based aerospace STEM educational enrichment to 4,500 Oklahoma 5th graders through 30 hours of instruction and STEM career days, as well as to 6th-8th grade students via STARBASE 2.0, and after-school STEM mentoring program. The requested amount is $25,000; staff recommendation is for $25,000.

 

VV. The 99s Museum of Women Pilots: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for The 99s Museum of Women Pilots “Fueling Future Aviators” program. Students in 4th – 12th grades will be introduced to basic aviation principals using a flight simulator and workshops focused on aviation and aerospace topics such as the birth of aviation, aerodynamics, weather, engine mechanics, the role women play in aviation, and the connection between aviation and aerospace with careers. The requested amount is $8,583.64; staff recommends $6,000.

 

WW. Tulsa Community WorkAdvance: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Tulsa Community WorkAdvance for aerospace and advanced manufacturing job training. Tulsa Community WorkAdvance (TCW) is a unique program that is proven to bridge the skills gap in Tulsa's aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors. TCW's goal is to bridge the skills gap to drive economic growth and provide a pipeline of skilled workers to area employers while simultaneously increasing postsecondary credentials, technical skills, soft skills, and employment for low-income Tulsans in order to break the cycle of poverty. Graduates of the program are trained and ready to work in under six months, and TCW partners with local aerospace and aviation businesses to determine the skills needed for entry-level positions in manufacturing, aerospace, and logistics. The program is estimated to serve 28 adult students. The requested amount is $29,918; staff recommendation is for $12,500.

 

XX.   University of Oklahoma – Sooner Flight Academy: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the OU Sooner Flight Academy. Sooner Flight Academy provides on hands-on learning opportunities in aviation, aerospace, and STEM for K-12 via navigator and intern facilitation of activities, demos, and experiments as well as small group projects that incorporate central themes of aviation and STEM. The University of Oklahoma Sooner Flight Academy (SFA) desires to provide opportunities for learners of all ages to develop a love for aviation, to learn about the science and math of flight through hand-on experiences, and to set the stage for life-long contributions to Oklahoma aviation and other STEM career fields. Approximately 500 students will participate. The requested amount is $49,000; staff recommendation is for $45,000.

 

Action Required

 

10.    CONCLUDING REMARKS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS — Director Ardies and Commissioners

 

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11.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING — Chairman Putnam

          The Commission will announce the date, time and place for the next Commission meeting.

 

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12.    NEW BUSINESS (“any matter not known about or which could not be reasonably foreseen 24 hours before the meeting”)

 

13.    AdjournmenT

 

This notice was posted prominently and publicly at the principal offices of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission at 110 N Robinson, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation at 200 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73105 on August 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

 

_______________________________

Chris Wadsworth

Chief of Staff                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             08/10/2021 03:55:00 P.M.

 

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