Willamette Aviation ServiceKUAO
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Willamette Aviation Service, LLC is a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) providing services to the General Aviation community. We are located at the Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Oregon, about 20 miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon.
Our goal is to meet the needs of the General Aviation community and provide exceptional customer service. Founded in 1992, our company offers a variety of services, including FAA-regulated flight training, pilot supplies, aviation maintenance, and aircraft rental.

Click on over to our Flight Deck page to find:
• Live RampCams from the Aurora State Airport (and elsewhere)
• Current weather conditions at Aurora State Airport
• Northwest weather observations and forecasts
• Preflight checklists
• Flight planning resources
• In-flight resources

Please contact us if you have any questions by calling (503) 678-2252, or e-mail info@willametteair.com. If you're in the area, feel free to drop by.

• Free WiFi
• Courtesy car
• Pot luck BBQs
• Flyouts
• FAA WINGs safety seminars
• Pilot shop
• Rental headsets


CFI Rate: $64.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $64.00/hr

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Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Aircraft are fueled by the pilot prior to flight. Aircraft will be pulled using the ground-handling bar to the Self Service fuel island located just west of the FBO office. Pilots are required to comply with additional fuel reserve of Willamette Aviation: Day flights: adequate fuel for the flight and land with a 45-minute reserve. Night flights: adequate fuel for the flight and land with a 60-minute reserve)

Access to Aircraft

During business hours: Aircraft are dispatched in the Willamette Aviation office. After business hours: Arranged with prior approval

Starting Aircraft

The aircraft will be pulled out of the tie down spot, using the ground-handling bar and turned in the general direction of taxi prior to starting the engine. The ground-handling bar will not be left attached to the aircraft.

Prior to entering the runway, if practical, the pilot should make a 360-degree turn to observe the Traffic Pattern.

The Runway and Final will be clear prior to taxi onto the Runway.

Line up and Wait (formally Position and Hold) or Intersection Takeoffs are not authorized unless approved by an operating Control Tower.

Returning the Aircraft

During business hours: Aircraft will be returned to the tie down, cleaned out and secured at the end of the flight. The Hobbs and Tach information is noted in the dispatch book and returned to the office. After business hours: Prior approval is required to return aircraft after normal business hours. The Hobbs and Tach information is noted in the dispatch book. The dispatch book is locked in the aircraft. The plane’s keys and fuel card are placed in the mail slot in the office door.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Bring a receipt for the fuel and you are reimbursed at the purchase price or Willamette Aviation’s current fuel rate, whichever is less.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

In the event unscheduled maintenance is required at another airport, the pilot will contact Willamette Aviation (503-678-2252 or 503-680-3597) for authority to have the repairs made. Unless expressly authorized, you will not be reimbursed for any repairs you arrange. You are responsible for lodging, alternative transportation or any personal costs related to aircraft condition issues. Should we determine any mechanical issue to be nonexistent or not a safety issue, you will be charged for any costs we incur, including costs to recover the aircraft if not returned to the home base.

If the pilot/renter has any questions regarding the airworthiness of the aircraft, he or she will ground the aircraft and immediately notify Willamette Aviation.

Securing Aircraft

Aircraft will be returned to the tie down, cleaned out and secured at the end of the flight.

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

Restricted taxi lanes by the hangars and FBO and fuel island.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

Runway 35 is the calm wind runway. See noise abatement procedures. Extreme caution must be used in the traffic pattern and airport traffic area due to the mix of aircraft and Instrument Approach traffic converging from multiple directions.

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Contact Portland Approach on 126.00. Flight Following is required for all Cross Country flights.

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Intersection takeoffs are prohibited. Lineup and Wait is prohibited.

Taxiing to the runways

Runway 35 is the calm wind runway. See noise abatement procedures. Extreme caution must be used in the traffic pattern and airport traffic area due to the mix of aircraft and Instrument Approach traffic converging from multiple directions.

Prior to engine start, the pilot will instruct the passengers on, and establish a “Sterile Cockpit”. In a Sterile Cockpit, only conversations and activities directly related to the safe movement and operations of the aircraft are permitted. The Sterile Cockpit will remain in effect until the aircraft is clear of the airport traffic pattern area. [Airport traffic area extends from the airport centerline, beyond the traffic pattern and defines the congested area of aircraft entering or departing the airport. The Sterile Cockpit will be re-established prior to entering the Airport traffic area at the landing airport and remain in effect until the engine is secured. The Pilots In Command will enforce the Sterile Cockpit.

Tuning radios, setting avionics, checking weather, briefing passengers and other tasks not directly related to the safe movement of the aircraft will be completed prior brake release and taxi.

No aircraft will be operated above 1000 RPM while in the confines of the aircraft parking areas or on the Taxi lane [A taxi lane is an area commonly used by aircraft and automobiles]. Aircraft will be taxied:

Not faster than walking speed in the confined area around the office. Not faster than a brisk walk on taxi lanes. Not faster than a jog on taxiways.

Run up area

Runway 35 run up area is standard. Run up for Runway 17 departures are conducted on the edge of the helipad.

Noise Abatement Procedures

Avoid overflying populated areas within 5 miles of the airport. See attached VFR noise management procedures. A minimum altitude of 2000’ AGL is expected when flying over any populated areas.

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Traffic Pattern Altitude

1200’ MSL

Preferred pattern entries

Enter the traffic pattern on the 45. If needed, cross mid-field at 2200’ MSL and fly out to the 45.

Special Cautions for Flying the Pattern

The Traffic can be busy with a mix of aircraft. Proper radio calls and extra diligence is appropriate.

Airport Restrictions

The use of unpaved, non-standard airports or warning airports is prohibited unless accompanied or pre-approved by authorized representative of Willamette Aviation or in the event of an emergency.

Local Flight Planning Tips

Noise Sensitive Areas

Avoid overflying populated areas within 5 miles of the airport. See attached VFR noise management procedures. A minimum altitude of 2000’ AGL is expected when flying over any populated areas.

Best airports to visit in the area

Destinations board located in FBO office (see photo) shows many local airports and their attractions. It includes the Tillamook Air Museum (TMK 45nm), the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (4S2, 58nm) the Evergreen Aviation Museum (MMV, 16nm), the Olympia Flight Museum (OLM, 104nm). Airport restaurants at 7S5, SLE, ONP, HQM & CLS just to mention a few.

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and SW Washington coast, Oregon Coast Range…

Restrictions That May Apply to Any National Parks

Maintain at least 2000’ MSL over coastal areas.

Flights conducted under Instrument Flight Rules

All instrument training flights will be conducted in such a manner as to exceed the minimum fuel requirements as stated in FAR 91.167.

Day flights: enough fuel [considering forecasts, weather reports, weather conditions, the possibility of unexpected delays i.e., holds while in IMC] to complete the flight to the first airport of intended landing and fly after that for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed and land with a 30-minute reserve.

Night flights: enough fuel [considering forecasts, weather reports, weather conditions, the possibility of unexpected delays i.e., holds while in IMC] to complete the flight to the first airport of intended landing and fly after that for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed and land with a 45-minute reserve.

Other

Landing lights will be turned on when approaching or departing an airport or transiting a high traffic areas.

Nov. 7, 2013, 8:29 p.m.


Willamette Aviation Service is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews.
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AURORA STATE AIRPORT
23115 Airport Road NE
Aurora, OR
503-678-2252
503-210-1394
Willamette Aviation Service

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