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The University owns and operates 40 T-hangars, 8 corporate hangars, and 8 hangars with office space, all of which are for lease by OU Real Estate Operations.  Private investors have built and currently occupy an additional 18 hangars.

Serving the needs of business executives and recreational pilots alike, Westheimer Airport has an Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS).  Westheimer is a full-service airport offering a broad variety of aircraft services.  Services are provided by a fixed base operator (FBO) and specialty shops, including major airframe and powerplant repairs, fueling, tie-downs, and avionics. 

Since 1947 the University of Oklahoma has been providing students with quality aviation instruction at Max Westheimer Airport.  The University of Oklahoma Aviation Program currently offers a bachelor's degree in four concentrations for students to consider. 

The airport is also home to Sooner Flight Academy, which reaches out to our community to bring aviation to students.  This program host camps, field trips, and school programs for children K-12 in an effort to inspire Oklahoma's next generation to become leaders in the aviation industry and in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The University of Oklahoma Extended Campus 

School of Aviation Studies
OU Extended Campus provides access to transformational, world-class University of Oklahoma degrees, certifications, and programs for a diverse group of learners.  Primarily focusing on the higher education needs of place-bound working adults, military-connected personnel and those seeking specialized study in selected professional areas.  OU Extended Campus emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, focuses on the immediate application of learning to one’s life and work promotes lifelong learning opportunities and encourages the work of active citizenship.
Click here for the OU Extended Campus School of Aviation
Phone: (405) 325-7231


Sooner Flight Academy (SFA)
For more than 30 years, SFA has worked to inspire Oklahoma’s next generation to become leaders in the aviation industry and in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). SFA provides a memorable learning experience for students K-12 by encouraging inquiry and exploration. Their hands-on activities are designed to help kids understand more about the world around them through exciting discoveries using math, science and aviation principles.
Click here for the Sooner Flight Academy.
: (405) 325-1635

Businesses Located at the OU Max Westheimer Airport

Cruise Aviation (FBO)
Since 1989, Cruise Aviation has been serving the General Aviation community at  Max Westheimer Airpark in Norman, Oklahoma.  They are a Branded Phillips 66 Dealer, providing the highest aviation fuels and oil.  Their mission is and has always been, to exceed client expectations in customer service and safety.  Their employees train and recurrently train with NATA's Safety First Professional Line Service Training.  They offer full-service fueling of both 100LL and JetA.   
Click here for Cruise Aviation website.
Phone: (405) 360-3900

Sooner Aircraft (Airframe & Powerplant Repairs)
They repair and maintain most parts of an aircraft, including the engines, landing gear, brakes, and air-conditioning system.
Contact Person: Joe McGuire, A&P
Phone:  (405) 834-6160
Contact Person: Thomas Whalen, Manager
Phone: (405) 694-9225
Avionics Services (Instrument Repair)
They repair and maintain electronic instruments, such as radio communication devices and equipment, radar systems, and navigational aids.
Contact Person
: Phil Steele
Phone: (405) 360-5400
Commander Aviation

For more than 40 years, the Commander aircraft has continually set the benchmark for design, quality, safety, and value. Commander aircraft became a household name with the introduction of the well-known fleet line of propeller-driven single-engine aircraft.  They are populated with more than a thousand Commander single engines flying all over the globe.

With headquarters in Norman, OK, Commander Aircraft Corporation provides the existing fleets: maintaining, in service, and flying. 

Phone: (405) 366-6454

GCBC LLC Aircraft Rental
GCBC offers several rental aircraft at Max Westheimer Airport.
Contact Person: Jeff Rowland