Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Where Do Your Floats Come From?

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are several ways, which floats, or really any additional equipment, can be certified for aircraft. When an aircraft is initially certified, a Type Certificate … Continue reading

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Many Aviation Opportunities

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Spring arrived early this year with many events attracting attention. As aviators, we flock to airshows, fly-ins, and pancake breakfasts, to enjoy bright blue … Continue reading

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Aviation In Minnesota

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics collects taxes, safeguards the long-term viability of the state airports fund, plans and promotes a statewide system of airports, distributes state and federal aviation funding, … Continue reading

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Fly Minnesota Airports… A Program For Minnesota Pilots

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 Fly Minnesota Airports is a program sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Aeronautics and the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) to promote general aviation in Minnesota. This program rewards … Continue reading

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Let’s Commit To Toward Zero Deaths In Aviation

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 While Flying Minnesota Airports, please add one word to your flight plan in honor of our commitment to TZD (Toward Zero Deaths) in Aviation, … Continue reading

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An Insidious Threat

by Dan McDowell Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Ask any aviator what he/she likes to do most, and 9 out of 10 times they will say, with little or no hesitation “FLYING!” For many, it is pure … Continue reading

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TZD Initiative – Airside

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Idon’t know how many people are still flying that remember seeing Ken Patz and Verdon Kleimenhagen doing safety seminars throughout Minnesota. Probably more of … Continue reading

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Your Advice & Involvement Is Important!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 This has been a very busy year for us at your Minnesota Office of Aeronautics, and 2017 looks even busier. We had a … Continue reading

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Clear Communications… A Key To Safe Flight

by Dan McDowell Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Flying solo is like dancing. It requires some specific movements, but also allows a certain amount of freedom of expression. We see this at any airshow where top aerobatic performers … Continue reading

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Using A Drone For Business? Here’s What You Need To Know Under FAA’s New Drone Regulations

by Tara Kalar – Associate Legal Counsel – MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel and Jonathan Estes – Aviation Policy Analyst – MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 If you are an aerial applicator, aerial photographer, … Continue reading

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