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

Reno Air Races
Sep 13 – Sep 17 all-day
Alko Noordwijk flying in Alaska- Member / Son night
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Member/Son Dinner
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alko Noordwijk will present the story of his career flying in Alaska.

Fly – Out To Gillette Field (OR51) @ Our Lady of Lourdes Chicken Dinner
Sep 24 all-day
Gillette Field (OR51) Scio, Oregon Gillette Field is a open once a year for this event. Runways 08-26 2,900’x 30′ TURF The main event is the Chicken Dinner around noon. Other food and drink booths serving as well. Picnic tables set up under shade trees. Wide scope of Airplanes fly in to this event landing on a Turf Field. A large gathering of Hot Rods, Military Vehicles, Vintage Cars and Pickups on display.
Airways Science for Kids
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jackie Murphy, Executive Director of Airways Science for Kids will talk about teens building Vans RV-12s, flight training and youth aviation programs.  They have completed 4 aircraft to date and are working on #5.  One of their completed RV-12s will be on the ramp for your viewing pleasure.

Several CAA members are involved in this beneficial organization, helping lead it to its continuing success.