Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

The Peaceful Illusion of Glassy Water

by Rachel Obermoller AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics Imagine perfectly smooth water, without a ripple and reflecting a mirror-like image, the slightest bit of steam rising from the warm water into the cool morning air.  There is little more you need to … Continue reading

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Aircraft Servicing, Maintenance and Repair

by Rick Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics While an FAA licensed mechanic can sign your logbook for the maintenance they perform and the FAA is fine with it, the State of Minnesota is not. The Minnesota rules state that: “Any person … Continue reading

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Together, We Can Grow Aviation In Minnesota!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics In my column in the Feb/March 2015 issue of the Midwest Flyer Magazine, I stated: “Please invite me to come to your airport meeting, whether with the airport commission or board, … Continue reading

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The Changing Winds

As winter’s grip weakens, spring in all its beauty and anticipation starts to bring about many changes. We may hear the excited chirping of a variety of birds returning from their winter habitat. We will see a brilliant blue sky … Continue reading

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Safety Complacency

by Dan McDowell In the 1970s, we were happy if our automobile engines went 60,000 miles before needing overhaul or replacement. Today, the average auto engine can easily last (with reasonable care), 150-200,000 miles, or more. Jet engines were no … Continue reading

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It is important that you know…

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics You, as an aviator, aviation administrator or manager, or aviation supporter, need to know how your aviation tax dollars are put to work for you in Minnesota. I think you also … Continue reading

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Tanis Aircraft Products Partners With Bruce’s Custom Covers For AOG Protection

GLENWOOD, MINN. – Tanis Aircraft Products has entered into a business partnership with Bruce’s Custom Covers to fabricate Tanis brand of insulated aircraft covers for protection of aircraft in harsh and demanding winter conditions. Tanis is known as the leader … Continue reading

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Flying Single Pilot – What can we learn from fun and games?

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative, MnDOT Aeronautics I asked a few fellow pilots over the last couple weeks if they had any good single pilot flying stories to tell – perhaps a hangar-flying tale they learned a lesson from, or … Continue reading

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The Promise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (plus updates)

by Richard Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics UAS, UAV, Drones: it seems everywhere you turn you hear about some new application for these vehicles and how the FAA is stifling this emerging industry because they can’t figure out how to integrate … Continue reading

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As The Holidays Arrive

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics As the holiday season arrives, many people will take vacation to spend time with family and friends. It is our hope that you will have a wonderful and safe time, and … Continue reading

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