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
CAA member Max Lyons and his staff have invited CAA to hold our regular meeting at their new HIO facility. The meeting will include a tour of the facility, a look at the center's fleet of aircraft and an update on Part 135 commercial aviation and its utility in Oregon.
The caterer is Reeville Catering www.reedvillecatering.com and the menu will include:
-Grilled Flat Iron Steak
-Roasted Red Potatoes with Cheddar, Bacon and Chives
-Rosemary Lemon Green Beens with Toasted Walnuts
-Local Fresh Berry and Cream Tart
The venue is Hillsboro Aviation's new 51,000 square foot hangar located at the Hillsboro Airport. To get there, put KHIO into your aircraft GPS or 3845 NE 30th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 into your car GPS. Phone 503-648-2831 www.hillsboroaviation.com
Drive in and park at the adjacent large parking lot or flyin and taxi up to the FBO to park on their 3 square acre ramp.
This is a regular CAA Thursday meeting for members and guests with:
–5:30 Happy hour in the Hillsboro Aviation lobby with beer and wine prices the same as CAA bar. It will be served and collected by HIO Aviation personnel. Tours are available during happy hour.
–7:00 Dinner and CAA business
–8:00 Presentation by Max Lyons, CAA member and owner of HIO Aviation
–8:30 Additional tours available after the speaker
Signup is reqired to get a headcount for the caterer. PLEASE SIGNUP ASAP by emailing Jan Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org We must have an accuract FINAL headcount by Tuesday 6/27/2014.
We will collect $18 for dinner or accept CAA dinner punch cards just as we do at the club.
HIO Aviation attendees will include executives Max Lyons, Ryan McCartney, John Miller, Ryan Swakon, and Rekha Lyons.