Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark

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Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark
Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark - aerial in 1998.jpg
Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark from the air in 1998. More hangars have been added since then.
Airport type Public
Owner Robert C & Betty Stark
Serves Hillsboro, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 45°25′42″N 122°56′32″W / 45.42833°N 122.94222°W / 45.42833; -122.94222
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 2,465 751 Asphalt

Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark (FAA LID: 7S3), is a privately owned public-use airport located 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the city of Hillsboro in Washington County, Oregon, United States. The single runway slopes down to the south, so takeoffs are normally to the south, whereas landings are to the north, or uphill.[citation needed]


Herb Stark and his wife Ruth Stark established the airport on an old dairy farm in 1972 after their previous airstrip in Tigard closed in 1969.[1] The original runway was built out of dirt and gravel, and later partially paved with asphalt before the entire runway was paved.[1] Herb and Ruth's son Robert Stark and his wife Betty took over ownership of Twin Oaks, and still owned the airpark as of August 2012.[1] On August 19, 2012, a 1947 Luscombe 8E crashed on landing when it flipped, with no one injured.[2] A 1965 Piper Aztec crashed during take-off on March 18, 2013, with no injuries reported.[3] On October 5, 2017, a 1963 Piper 250 Comanche crashed after coming up short on approach, with minor injuries reported.[4]


Entrance with office in background

Fuel, aircraft repair, and flight training are available at the airport located along River Road and the Tualatin River.[1][5] Twin Oaks hosts a fly-in breakfast on the first Saturday of each month, organized by EAA Chapter 105.[6] There are nine hangars, with approximately 115 aircraft stationed at the airport.[1][5] Twin Oaks sees about 61 flights per day on the single runway.[5] Twin Oaks has a large and varied fleet available for rent.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e Theen, Andrew (August 9, 2012). "Time flies at Twin Oaks Airpark in Hillsboro as it celebrates 40th anniversary". The Oregonian. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Ho, Sally (August 19, 2012). "Pilot safe after crash at Twin Oaks Airpark". The Oregonian. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Redden, Jim (March 22, 2013). "Plane crashes in aborted takeoff". Hillsboro Tribune. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Matsumoto, Samantha (October 5, 2017). "Small plane crashes at Hillsboro airport; 2 injured". Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark". Airports. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Gregory, Roger (June 6, 2008). "Pancakes still fly off the breakfast table here". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
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