Oregon was the first state in the union to form a state board of aeronautics in 1921, and in 1926 began issuing state pilot licenses, aircraft airworthiness certificates, registrations (including home-builts!) as well as aircraft license plates which were issued in Oregon until 1941. Aviators across Oregon used these state regulations to build and fly their own aircraft until the start of WWII, when a moratorium on flying was issued for the west coast. OAHS Celebrates Les Long, Lee Eyerly and the early Oregon builders, to George Bogardus with his cross-country flights to save homebuilding.
The Great Oregon Homebuilt Festival
- Oregon Aviation Historical Society & Museum
- Recurring every January 1st