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Innovation For Aviation Safety

by Dan McDowell Public Affairs, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 We often hear the word “innovation” in relation to aviation, but have you heard of “innovation for an application?” Quite simply, it is … Continue reading

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Airport Security Without TSA

by Rick Braunig Manager of Aviation Safety & Enforcement Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 If you do a search on airport security, you can learn all about what you can bring with you … Continue reading

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75 Years of State/Airport Partnership In 2018

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 We are happy to share the fact that 2018 marks the beginning of our 75th year of partnerships with Minnesota’s great publicly owned airports! … Continue reading

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121.500 MHz… FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue Every pilot, and likely most people who have anything to do with the flying side of aviation, know that frequency 121.500 MHz (VHF) is dedicated to emergencies and distress calls, specifically. … Continue reading

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Being Winter-Wise

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are a few tips taken directly from the FAA’s General Aviation Accident Prevention Program guide: TIPS ON WINTER FLYING, FAA-P-8740-24, AFS-800 0879 Winter flying in most parts of … Continue reading

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Fatal GA Accident Rates… Better, But Not Quite There Yet

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue In late August 2017, the 26th Joseph T. Nall Report was released. This report is a review of general aviation (GA) accidents for the most recent year where essentially complete data … Continue reading

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Your Needs / Your Airport Needs

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/Janaury 2018 issue Have you ever attended a “Needs Meeting” for your airport? Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota’s publicly-owned airports have completed their needs meetings for … Continue reading

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WANTED: “Your Best Minnesota Aviation Photos”

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue ST. PAUL, MINN. – The MnDOT Office of Aeronautics invites you to submit your best photos, which highlight aviation in Minnesota, for its annual photo contest. Winners are selected by open voting … Continue reading

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More Than 637,000 New Opportunities!

by Dan McDowell Published in Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Updated Forecasts On July 24th, 2017, the Boeing Aircraft Company released their updated forecast for 2017-2036, predicting the needs for the aviation industry, more specifically, the commercial airline industry. According … Continue reading

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When Life Imitates Art, Sort Of

by Dan McDowell Miunnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue It is almost a standard part of nearly every comedy program on TV these days to have a character experience a moment of ‘life … Continue reading

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