Columbia Aviation Association is located at the Aurora State, Oregon Airport (UAO).  CAA was founded in 1949 as a private organization devoted to flying.  After being located at the Portland International Airport (PDX) for forty five years, members completed the beautiful new Aurora clubhouse in 1996.  Membership is by invitation only and requirements include possession of a private pilots certificate.  Most of the club's 260 members have advanced ratings and are aircraft owners who fly on a regular basis for business and pleasure.

Regular meetings are held every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:30pm with a social hour, dinner and a guest speaker.  Special events are held quarterly and there are breakfast flyouts on Sundays.  BBQs and brunches are scheduled at the clubhouse during the year to engage in our favorite past-time of hangar talk. 

Each year members organize several cross-country flying trips provide members and their families an opportunity to participate in exploring the USA and abroad.  Recent destinations have included Jackson Hole, Joseph, San Juan Islands, Sunriver, SunValley, Victoria BC and Silverton Colorado.

Whether it is attending the weekly meetings, participating in the annual Flight Profile pilot training program, attending a major dinner event, participating in aviation related issues and projects or flying across the country together, the Columbia Aviation Association members share a rich camaraderie based on the love of aviation and  flying…


Upcoming Thursday Programs

High Sierra Dead Cow Lake Fly In @ High Sierra Dead Cow Lake
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day
High Sierra Fly In 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00am Dead Cow Lakebed Enjoy the world’s largest backcountry fly-in the the scenic desert of northern Nevada. Join us at “Dead Cow” lakebed on Private property for camaraderie, bonfires, stargazing, a hosted BBQ, and of course backcountry flying adventures and STOL Drag racing. Event Info and Sign Up: This year we are anticipating a very good turnout. In order to prepare and have actual number counts for caterers we need you to sign up. Suggested donation is $75 per person. If you would like, you can always donate more and its very much appreciated. The fly-in includes: Dinner Saturday night, ALL firewood throughout the 3 days, porta-potties, etc. Sunday breakfast is also included. •T-shirts will be for sale for $25 •Hats will be for sale for $20 If you would like to pay with check/cash at the Fly-In , please still register (by email click here) so we can make sure you are accounted for. Schedule: Wednesday •We will be at Dead Cow Lakebed setting up starting on Wednesday the 18th. Thursday •9:00 am – pilot breifing, Fly outs and more set up. Friday •830am Pilot briefing •9am- launch for Breakfast at BODAD then flying fun Saturday •9am STOL Briefing •10:30 am STOL DRAG •4:00pm Traditional STOL •730 dinner – bonfire – guest speaker – awards Sunday •7am breakfast then fly home STOL Drag / STOL Registration All competitors MUST send an email here to sign up for STOL DRAG and traditional STOL
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Steve Marshman – F18 Classified Flight Stories
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Steve Marshman graduated the USAF Academy in 1982 and served as a T38 Instructor Pilot and F16 Pilot.  He currently flies a 1993 F33A Bonanza. He will discuss his expeeriences Flying F-16's in Germany at the end of the Cold War and how he transitioned from flying jet fighters to GA.

John Noordwijk – Building the RV14
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall Social
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CAA – Fall Tailgate,

Wear your favorite football team fan attire – and join us for an evening of fun, libations, and food with the sounds of the "Flying Fingers" trio

Cost: $25 per person

(Bonus 2 drink coupons for members that sign up by the October 26th meeting)

Contact: Jan Reed (reedsroost@q.com)……..to sign up for this enjoyable event