Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority
Prepared for Liftoff
The Oklahoma Air & Space Port is a public-use airport and industrial airpark that has facilities in place for aerospace testing, research and development, flights and launches. We are one of the twelve spaceports in the nation, and the only one with an FAA-approved spaceflight corridor not in restricted airspace or Military Operation Areas (MOAs). Our airport is home to one of the country’s longest and the widest runways (13,503-foot by 300-foot concrete runway) available for both civilian and military use.
Research & Development
– Kratos Defense and Security Solutions safely and successfully tested its Air Wolf unmanned system at the Oklahoma Spaceport.
– Armadillo Aerospace successfully conducted flight tests of its lunar lander prototype at this facility.
– Rocket Racing League performed initial flight test certification for its first rocket-powered aircraft at our spaceport.
– First flight of the Bugatti 100P Experimental aircraft. I October 2015 the Bugatti 100P had his second successful flight here at KCSM.
–Boeing Commercial Aircraft continues comprehensive testing, on the ground and in the air, to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the design of its aircraft, including the newest wide-body version of the 777-9, the longest aircraft of its kind in the world at over 251 feet, which can carry more than 400 passengers and features two GE9X engines, the biggest and most powerful turbine engines in operation.
- Naval Air Station Clinton is established to serve the Pacific theater in World War II.
- The station closes at war’s end. The location is used as storage for more than 10,000 surplus naval aircraft.
- Disused aircraft salvage efforts begin as ownership of the airfield is transferred to the city of Clinton.
- The base, now operating as Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base, becomes home to the Strategic Air Command’s 4123rd Strategic Wing.
- Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base closes and Clinton resumes ownership of the airfield.
- Oklahoma Senate Bill 720 creates the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA).
- The FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation designates the airfield as a licensed launch site.
- Armadillo Aerospace conducts flight tests of its lunar lander prototype at our spaceport.
- Rocket Racing League performs initial flight test certification for its first rocket-powered aircraft at our spaceport.
- The U.S. Air Force and Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority sign a three- year Joint User Agreement.
- U.S. Navy training squadrons use the Oklahoma Air & Space Port for refueling operations. Boeing Commercial Airplanes tests auto-landing systems on new 737 aircraft at the spaceport.
- Boeing Commercial Airplanes tests auto-landing systems on new 737 aircraft at the Oklahoma Air & Space Port. The U.S. Air Force renews the Joint Use Agreement with the spaceport. Honda Aircraft Company uses the spaceport runway to conduct flight testing with its new HondaJet. Cessna uses the spaceport in August to conduct a flight test of its Citation X+, the fastest civilian jet in the world.
- The Oklahoma Air & Space Port hosted the newest VIP Boeing 747-800 at Clinton-Sherman (KCSM) airport on January 6 and 13. The B747-800 conducted flight operations performing proficiency training and flight testing. The B-747-800 Chief Pilot on behalf of his crew of 23 members, personally expressed his appreciation to the OSIDA Executive Director and Operations Manager for the successful operations and great field support. The FBO (Regional Air Inc.) conducted the refueling operation timely and safely providing over 10,000 gallons of Jet A fuel.
19 August 2015: Historical Day at the Oklahoma Air & Spaceport with the first flight of the Bugatti 100P Experimental aircraft. I October 2015 the Bugatti 100P had his second successful flight here at KCSM.
- Press Release: The United States Air Force has awarded a 5-year, an approximate value of $6.7 million dollars Joint Use Agreement (JUA) contract on 31 March, 2016 to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA), known as the Oklahoma Air & Spaceport.
The USAF requires substantial use of Clinton-Sherman (CSM) airport for the flight training operations of the 97th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), Altus AFB and the 71st Flying Training Wing (FTW), Vance AFB, both of the Air Education Training Command (AETC), as well as other Air Forces bases approved by Headquarter and for transient Department of Defense (DOD) aircrafts. OSIDA owns and operates the Oklahoma Air & Spaceport, formerly known as the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base, on behalf of the State of Oklahoma. OSIDA is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the airport and spaceport. This award continues to demonstrate the importance and the key role of the Oklahoma Air & Spaceport for the Department of Defense (DOD).
- - FAA AST successfully renews Oklahoma’s spaceport license for third consecutive 5-year term.
- Kratos Defense and Security Solutions safely tests its Air Wolf unmanned system at the Oklahoma Spaceport.
- U.S. Air Force renews JUA agreement with CSM for another five years.
- Lux-Air establishes an FBO providing Jet-A fuel and related services.
- Boeing Commercial Aircraft conducts a comprehensive series of tests and conditions, on the ground and in the air, to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the design of its aircraft. Boeing appreciates Clinton-Sherman Airport (CSM) for its long, wide runway and continues to utilize the facility for aircraft testing including the newest wide-body version of its largest aircraft, the 777-9, which arrived in February. It's the longest aircraft of its kind in the world at over 251 feet, and can carry more than 400 passengers and features two GE9X engines, which are the biggest and most powerful turbine engines in operation.
History of the Oklahoma Air & Spaceport
- Brenda Rolls Chairwoman
- Brenda Rolls is an Oklahoma native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational administration from OSU in 1984 and began her career in the California office of her family’s business, Frontier Engineering, Inc., where she gained experience with government cost accounting and contract administration. Rolls pursued graduate studies at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and graduated with a doctorate in psychology in 1996. She and her family returned to Stillwater to support and facilitate organizational transitions occurring within Frontier Engineering in 1998. The core business of engineering design, development and manufacturing was renamed Frontier Electronic Systems (FES), and Rolls participated in many strategic initiatives focused on maturing the company into a world class, sophisticated, and highly successful business enterprise.
In January 2008, Rolls was promoted to president and CEO of FES https://www.fescorp.com/history.html. Under her leadership, the company has experienced revenue growth of more than 50 percent and work force growth of 30 percent while enhancing its engineering and manufacturing capabilities and maintaining strong profitability. In conjunction with the strong leadership team at FES, Rolls maintains a core focus on strategic technology advancement and product diversity initiatives designed to insure FES’s continued success in the aerospace and defense technology marketplace.
Rolls is currently serving on the OCAST OSTRAD Board, is a member of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, served on the Governor’s Council for Science and Technology under Governor Fallin, and has served the local community through volunteer activities with the Stillwater Interfaith Counseling Center, Stillwater Domestic Violence Services, the YMCA, and First United Methodist Church. Rolls and her husband, Mark, are parents of two daughters.
- Deirdre Gurry Treasurer & Secretary
- Deirdre M. Gurry is the Owner of Aviaspire, LLC., an aviation services, consulting, and flight instruction company. Ms. Gurry retired from active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2019 and has over 20 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of aviation safety, leadership, flight test, domestic operations, and international operations. She held assignments in Air Mobility Command, Air Force Materiel Command, NATO, and Air Education and Training Command to include combat operations in Southeast Asia. Her military assignments culminated as the Squadron Commander of the 8th Flying Training Squadron in Enid, Oklahoma. She has a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Military Operational Art and Science, as well as a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to developing Aviaspire, Ms. Gurry worked at the Oklahoma Flight Standards District Office for the Federal Aviation Administration. She was also the Airport Director of Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Ms. Gurry is an active Commercial pilot as well as a Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, and Instrument Flight Instructor.
- Bailey J. Siegfried Chair Emeritus
- Bailey J. Siegfried is vice president of Culture, Communication, IT, HR and Corporate Responsibility for NORDAM, as well as chair of the firm's Culture Council and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. He serves on multiple international NORDAM boards.
In his primary role, Siegfried oversees all essential services functions, including safety, environmental health, ethics and compliance, global-trade compliance, security, talent attraction and leadership development. He directs corporate branding, as well as internal and external communication, including community, government and media relations. As executive leader for the company’s Office of Corporate Responsibility, he drives next-level results in environmental sustainability, stakeholder and community engagement, and educational outreach for area students, teachers and schools.
Before his current role, Siegfried served as Vice President of Global Marketing for the firm as well as served in roles leading customer service and sales.
Siegfried is the Board Chair of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority, which administers the only unrestricted Federal Aviation Administration space corridor for travel to and from space. An instrument-rated pilot and member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the Space Foundation and co-chair of the Tulsa Regional Chamber Aerospace Council, he is involved in multiple aerospace, space and STEM-development initiatives across the country.
In the community, he serves on the boards of STEM non-profit Flight Night, Tulsa Area United Way, the Tulsa Community Foundation, and the Ascension St. John Hospital Moral and Medical Ethics Board.
Siegfried began his career in the risk management industry, working for Arthur J. Gallagher, and maintains licensing as a property and casualty risk-management insurance agent. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and serves on the advisory council for the university’s Mendoza College of Business.
- David Gillett
- P. David Gillett Jr.,Major General, USAF. (Retired) has over 30 years of successful senior executive experience in all aspects of aerospace
maintenance, repair, overhaul and logistics in organizations ranging in size from 400 to 16,000
employees and culminating in assignment as Director of Maintenance for the United States Air
Force and subsequently as Commander of the Air Force’s largest Air Logistics Center at Oklahoma
- Michael Schulz
- Mike Schulz is a Republican and former member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 38 from 2006 to 2018. Schulz served as state Senate president pro tempore from 2017 to 2018.
Schulz was prevented from running for re-election in 2018 to the Oklahoma State Senate because of term limits.
Schulz earned his B.S. in agriculture from Oklahoma State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer, and being an active member of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau where he served as chairman of the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee in 1996 and also worked for the organization for many years as Field Representative. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Class V. He farms near Altus and continues to be an active member in the Altus Kiwanis Club as well as the First United Methodist Church. He won election to the Senate in a special election in May of 2006. He married the former Reenie Reid. The couple has four children, Ben and wife Emily, and Abby and husband Colton.
- Richard Henry
- Vince Howie
- Richard “Vince” Howie is the Chief Executive Officer, Vice President, and part owner of Aircraft Towing Systems (ATS) World Wide LLC since Mar of 2020. ATS is an innovative technology for a new way to move aircraft around airports. Mr. was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Science Industrial Development Authority (OSIDA).
Prior to ATS, Mr. Howie became the Aerospace & Defense Director for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in November 2013. He served on the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, the Governor’s Unmanned Aerospace Systems Council, Oklahoma F-35 Task Force, and the Oklahoma Careers Pathways Sub-committee.
Prior to this position Mr. Howie retired from the U.S. Air Force in April 2012 after 29 years of civil service. Mr. Howie is a former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) working at the Pentagon, Air Mobility Command, and Tinker Air Force Base (AFB). His Air Force career began in August 1984 at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB.
Mr Howie has a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington DC, a Masters of Arts in Management from Webster University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of Central Oklahoma, was a National Securities Study Management Fellow from Maxwell School of Business, Syracuse University, and Senior Professional Military Education from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington DC.
Board Meeting Information
The Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Department of Transportation (DOT), unless planned otherwise.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation Building Commission Room
200 NE 21st St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
The Oklahoma Air & Space Port is the controlling agency for the Infinity One Spaceflight Corridor – the first FAA approved corridor in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) currently for flight operations not within restricted airspace or Military Operating Areas (MOAs). Our corridor is 152-mile-long and 50-mile-wide. We are the controlling agency for all scheduling and flight operations.
We have one of the longest and the widest civilian runways in the United States.
- RWY 17R/35L: 13,503-foot by 300-foot concrete runway
- 1,000-foot asphalt overruns on the main runway
- RWY 17L/35R: 5,193-foot by 75-foot concrete secondary runway
- Runway end identifier lights (REIL)
- Precision approach path indicators (PAPI)
- High-intensity runway lighting (HIRL)
- Instrument approaches include ILS, LPV, VOR-DME, RNAV, GPS, TACAN and localizer
Operational Control Center
The newly constructed operations control center is home to our telemetry room (T&M) for monitoring spaceflight launches, flight, re-entry, and other flight and testing operations. The center also is the operations headquarters for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.
Control Tower & Airport Ops
Our fully operational control tower provides air traffic control services Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Contact: (580) 562-4026.
Clinton-Sherman (KCSM) airport has about 25,000 flight operations per year, an average of 100 flight operations per day. We have about 90% of military traffic operations and 10% of commercial/ general aviation traffic. We are proud to support the Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force and Navy primarily) that uses our airport for the flight training of their aircrews.
With one of the longest and the widest runways in North America (13,503×300-foot), this location is ideal for flight testing operations. Customers include Boeing, Cessna and Honda Jet, and other private companies.
Crash & Rescue
The Oklahoma Air and Spaceport Crash and Rescue Facility is fully staffed by the United States Air Force 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays).
Lease / Build
We have more than 2,000 acres of land available for development. The facility has a wide varity of potential building sites available, including aviation and industrial land with streets and utilities and high-speed internet access ready for development. Our faclity currently has over 60,000 square feet of available hangar space (three commercial aircraft hangars) located near taxiways and runways and our 96-acre concrete ramp. The Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority also offers bonding toward the construction of new buildings at Oklahoma Air & Space Port.
Size & Accessibility
- 2,700-acre facility (Airport/Airpark)
- Crash and rescue services
- Three commercial hangars, totaling over 60,000 square feet
- 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with rail spur
- Hazmat storage and rocket engine testing capability
- Main-line rail spur adjacent to flight line
- Golf course, medical clinic, restaurant, and FBO (Jet-A fuel) on site
- On site medical clinic and a level-I trauma center at Oklahoma City’s OU Medical Center is less than 1 hour away, available through air evacuation
- Fort Worth Center ARTCC provides radar services down to touchdown zone
- The FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI), located in Oklahoma City, provides a wide array of aerospace research and training services
- The National Weather Service Forecast Office, located in Norman, Oklahoma, provides advanced forecasting
- Oklahoma State University (OSU) features a first-of-its-kind Unmanned Aerial Systems graduate degree
- State Universities with aerospace programs
- Western Technology Center (WTC) is nearby, providing aerospace workforce training
- NASA and OSIDA funding promotes aerospace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
Space Flight Liability and Immunity Act, 3 O.S. §§ 351-353 (effective Nov. 1, 2013)
To enhance and attract spaceflight opportunities, the Oklahoma Legislature passed House Bill 1882 in 2013. It is a liability and immunity act as described below:
A spaceflight entity is not generally liable for participant injury provided that the participant has been informed of the risks of spaceflight activity in the manner required by state and federal law and the participant has given informed consent. “Spaceflight entity” includes certain manufacturers and suppliers of components, services or vehicles.