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

Vanessa Aaron – Military ATC
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Vanessa Aaron is Inactive Air force, retired ATC & Glider instructor.  She will talk about Tower Operations in the military.  She is a private pilot and glider pilot and instructor at North Plains.


Traditional Beef Lasagna
Fresh Steamed Vegetable Medley
Tossed Green Salad with House Dressings & Homestyle Croutons
Fresh Baked Bread Dessert


Don Bowerman, Esq. – Defending pilots in air crashes
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CAA member and lawyer Don Bowerman has defended pilots involved in air crashes during many of the 50 years of his career. He will share some of the very interesting details from several major cases which he has handled in defending pilots like us, especially CAA honorees of the HAFAS award.
Don attended Oregon State University where he played fullback for the Beavers and he received his Juris Doctorate from Portland State University Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. 

He has served as Clackamas County District Attorney, private practice in civil litigation including defense of medical, legal, and casualty claims and has also handled varied complex litigation cases involving banking, aviation, construction, antitrust, condemnation and school law.

Don regularly serves as an assigned pro tem judge in Clackamas County, ruling on the civil motion docket.  He has also served statewide as a circuit judge pro tem.

He is a former President of the Clackamas County Bar Association, Vice President of the Oregon State Bar, and  member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Professional Liability Fund of the Oregon State.  He is active a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. 

Bowerman Law Group



Board Meeting
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Josh Lewis-New GM of Jet Center UAO
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Josh is the new general manager of the recently purchased Auroa Jet Center.
 He will relate details of the sale, the Texas investor group and the other 2 newly acquired FBO'S.


BBQ Tri Tip Carved & Served with Horse Radish & Ajus
GarlicMashed Potatoes topped with Cheese, Bacon & Scallions
Fresh Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower Medley with Butter
Tossed Green Salad with House Dressings & Homestyle Croutons
Fresh Baked Bread

Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm