Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Spring Events & Opportunities

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Spring is almost here and we are excited about the beginning of another “season” of great aviation events and programs, and I have much to share with you. We started our … Continue reading

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s An Aircraft!

by Tara Kalar Associate Legal Counsel MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel With an anticipated million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sold over the holiday season, aviation is experiencing an unprecedented boost in “aircraft” ownership. Since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) … Continue reading

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Going Green Is A Win-Win!

It is now commonplace for businesses and industries to seek out new and different technologies that provide or produce greater efficiencies and lower costs. This saves the company money, while increasing efficiencies of production and operation. It also adds to … Continue reading

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The Start of A Great New Year!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Days are getting longer; I even saw the sun for a moment on my way to work this morning. We don’t want to wish away the “ski-plane” fly-in season, but there … Continue reading

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CARB ICE!

CARB ICE! It is time to think about CARB ICE! Actually any time is time to think about carb ice. So here is a simple reminder: According to FAA Advisory Circular 20-113, Pilot Precautions and Procedures to be taken in … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts That Fly

by Rick Braunig & Tara Kalar, with Dan McDowell The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned about the estimated 1,000,000 “drones” that are expected to be purchased and potentially flown starting around the Christmas Holiday. The possibility of one million … Continue reading

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Education Is Key

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Education at its most basic level is the key to the success of any individual. What ultimately sets us apart from others is our use of what we have learned, and … Continue reading

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Prepare Now For The Grasp of Winter

The rapidly lengthening shadows grow all around as the sun quickly seeks solace from the cold while sliding below the horizon. Its fading pale hues of pink and orange quickly give way to the ever-increasing bands of dark blue. The … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2015 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Heads Up For Migrating Waterfowl & Drones

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Summer is over! As thoughts turn to installing winter fronts and changing floats for skis, we here at MnDOT Aeronautics are NOT hibernating. As always, aviation safety is our key concern. … Continue reading

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