Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Airshow Thoughts

by Jeff Flynn Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Most pilots would give their left aileron to fly in a Blue Angels jet. However, we all realize that the price of admission is much, much, higher. It takes … Continue reading

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The Value of Aviation In Minnesota

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue *  General Aviation has a $12.2 billion impact on the State of Minnesota through its network of 135 public airports. *  General Aviation has created 164,900 jobs in Minnesota, and provides more … Continue reading

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General Aviation Accidents

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),  in 2016 “While airline accidents have become relatively rare in the United States, pilots and passengers involved in general aviation operations still die at … Continue reading

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We can’t wait…

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 Your Office of Aeronautics is a strong supporter of four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our schools. These areas … Continue reading

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When The Violent Winds Come

Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Every spring brings about changes in the landscape, the weather, and even in people. The warmth of the strong and the increased number of daylight hours are welcomed … Continue reading

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Don’t leave the ground without it!

Thinking Again About Situational Awareness Basics Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue After a long, cold winter, the urge to fly is nearly overwhelming. The longer days and more (actually warm) sunshine are … Continue reading

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Customer Centered Culture

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue Are you my customer? Do you know the products MnDOT Aeronautics provides? If you fly, and/or land in Minnesota, you are using some … Continue reading

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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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