DPS to move planes, helicopters to Norman
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Department of Public Safety is relocating its planes and helicopters from Oklahoma City to Westheimer Airport in Norman as part of a cost cutting move.
State Rep. Randy Terrill and state Sen. Anthony Sykes said Thursday that the plan will save the state an estimated $100,000 to $150,000 per year.
The two Republicans from Moore chair the House and Senate appropriations committees on public safety. They say the Norman airport offers Troop O more space for less than they were paying at Wiley Post Airport in northwest Oklahoma City.
Terrill says the governor's plane, the Spirit of Oklahoma, also will be housed in Norman.