Welcome to Oregon

Home to 3 FAA approved test ranges,
part of the Pan Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

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We’re pleased to welcome unmanned system developers to Oregon.

UAS companies testing in Oregon will find three FAA approved test ranges spanning from the high seas to the high desert including mountain ranges, forested valleys, rich farmland, ocean beaches, rivers, lakes and more.

Oregon’s diverse testing conditions, low business costs, and a business-oriented and tech-friendly climate make it an ideal location for UAS testing.

Pendleton Oregon UAS/UAV Test Range

Contact:
Steve Chrisman
541-276-7754

Range Conditions

Warm Springs Oregon UAS/UAV Test Range

Contact:
Brian Whiteside
541-553-3565

Range Conditions

Tillamook Oregon UAS/UAV Test Range

Contact:
Tim Lachenmeier
503-842-1990

Range Conditions

Landscape
Range Geo Columbia River; Blue Mountains, Umatilla National Forest, Elkhorn Mountains borders of Restricted Area 5701 to allow easy access for specialty testing (Oregon’s only restricted airspace) Range follows borders of the reservation. 440,000 acres of managed forests Oregon coast (North/South), Cascade Mountains (East). Range extends West for high altitude testing over Pacific.
Range Size Beyond the airport the range extends over 14,000 square miles 1,000 square mile land base Oregon Coast, Pacific Ocean
Topography Farmland, Forest, Large Riverways Forest, Mountain, High Desert, Canyons Maritime, littoral, forest, mountain, valley and both rural and urban environments
Elevation 1,497′ (at airport) 1,000′-10,500′ Sea Level
Climate
VFR Days/Year 347 days  333 days  171 days
Average Temps
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
57-73
80-90
67-89
41-47
51-66
73-82
51-74
40-45
56-62
65-69
56-69
51-54
Average Annual Precipitation 13.8 inches 12.5 inches 92 inches
Average Winds 7-9 mph 6-8 mph 3-7mph
Facility
Testing Airspace Within Class Delta airspace managed by a UAS experienced Control Tower that coordinates closely with both PUR and the established National Guard UAS unit operating the RQ-7 Shadow safely and routinely. Class E and G (vast majority)
others except Class B
Class E and G (vast majority)
others except Class B
Runways 3 runways (1 dedicated to UAS) at PDT Madras Airport, 2 runways with night use 2 runways w/night use at TMK
Hangars  N/A Madras Airport, hangars on site w/more space to build. Maintenance facility also on site 5,000 sqare foot hangar w/ avionics lab
Control Tower UAS experienced control tower with 24/7 operational capabilities None 3 story UAS control tower
UAS Workspaces Dedicated UAS workspaces with electrical, water, and Darkwire hardline access. Dedicated workstations and offices available at Resort. WiFi throughout range. Direct fiber internet, avionics lab with test benches and an altitude chamber.
Support
On-Site Operations Training Classrooms Training center that could house four 6 seat training rooms and a 24 seat classroom  UAS dedicated operations areas, facilities and storage, classroom spaces and conference centers available
COA Support Available Portal to administer, track FAA applications, certifications  Mission planning, safety, operational and flight readiness reviews. Mission planning, safety, operational and flight readiness reviews, along with FAA coordination
UAS Service Providers Peak 3 VDOS Global Near Space Corporation
Support Team Dedicated range personnel 4 dedicated on-site personnel  6 dedicated on-site personnel
Access
Proximity to Urban Population w/in 60 miles Pendleton, OR (pop 17,000) Bend, OR Portland, Salem
Accomodations w/in 5 miles Hotels, B&B’s, Resorts, full service RV camps Resort Hotel, camping Hotels, camping
Proximity to FedEx, UPS, etc. Regional shipping hubs on-site FedEx in Madras – 15 Miles UPS Customer Center on-site