The Red River Run Challenge Starts This Weekend!


Tom Auerbach


From: Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission []
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2023 11:53 AM
Subject: Fly-In’s Across Oklahoma Tomorrow…The Red River Run Challenge Starts This Weekend! Check into SIX of these seven Airports: Hollis, Frederick, Healdton, Ardmore Downtown Executive K1F0, Madill, Durant, and Hugo.


Search for the Fly Oklahoma app in the mobile app store for more information.



Red River Run

The Red River Run Challenge Starts This Weekend!

OKLAHOMA CITY – In celebration of National and Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Day on August 19th, pilots are invited to complete the Red River Run by visiting at least 6 out of the 7 participating airports listed in the challenge on the Fly Oklahoma mobile app within a 24-hour period.  Pilots will earn a custom patch from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission upon completion.

Airports listed in the challenge include Hollis, Frederick, Healdton, Ardmore Downtown Executive (there are two airports in Ardmore – make sure it is K1F0), Madill, Durant, and Hugo.

The Fly Oklahoma mobile app allows pilots to explore the Oklahoma Airport System and serves as a digital Airfield Directory (AFD), Recreational Aviation Directory, and a digital passport system which allows pilots to access airport information across the state of Oklahoma, compete to earn various badges upon visiting Oklahoma airports, and stay up to date with aviation events. Download the app on your mobile device and begin your adventure today! 

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Taking the Challenge Tomorrow, August 12th? After you check into Ardmore Downtown Executive for the Red River Run, Fly Over to Ardmore Municipal for their Airplanes and Coffee Event!

Ardmore Flyin

Ardmore Municipal Fly-In, August 12th 

Are you and your friends or family looking for something REALLY FUN to do Saturday August 12th? How about a COMPLETELY FREE event that gets you up close and personal with Airplanes, Helicopters, Jets…and everything else that flies? 

This is an incredible opportunity to explore the different ways YOU and/or YOUR FAMILY can get involved with aviation. Whether that is becoming a pilot, mechanic, air traffic controller or even just a supporter.

Many people have ZERO idea how EASY it is to get involved with aviation and how enormous the flying community is in Texas! So please come out to this 100% free day of fun! Tell your friends, families and everyone you know!

Come August 12th to the Ardmore Municipal Airport from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.


Hooker Municipal Annual Fly-In, August 12th 


This weekend, 2023 Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In

Will Rogers FlyIn

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma, for the Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In — one of the largest fly-in events in Oklahoma. On Saturday, August 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you can view dozens of vintage planes touching down on the 2,000-foot grass airstrip near beautiful Lake Oologah. Visitors can walk up to the planes, talk with the pilots and even enjoy the classic car show during the day’s festivities.

Breakfast and lunch can be purchased on site from a variety of food trucks. Commemorative T-shirts and hats also will be available for purchase. Please bring your own lawn chairs to this event.

In conjunction with the fly-in, the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will hold its Seventh Annual Day of Remembrance with other regional airports around the country. The day commemorates not only the loss of Will and Wiley, but all aviation enthusiasts who lost their lives pursuing their passion. The moment of silence and commemoration will take place at 10:00 a.m.

Please check the local weather forecast in the days leading up to this event. Updates will be posted to the Visit Cherokee Nation Facebook page. If cancelled due to inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled in 2023.




Aviation Industry Facts:

The Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Industry produces just under $44 billion in annual economic activity, making it the second largest economic engine in our state. Three segments account for this total: Military aviation, $19.3 billion; off-airport aviation and aerospace businesses, $13.9 billion; and commercial and general aviation airports, $10.6 billion.  Aviation & Aerospace supports 206,000 jobs totaling an $11.7 billion payroll. The average salary in the industry is $73,300, making it one of the highest average salaries in the state.



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