Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

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

Posted in Airports, Columns, Columns, Dec 2017/Jan 2018, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2017, Youth & Aviation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2017 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What do airport managers do?

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Minnesotans are fortunate to have 135 wonderful public-use airports and 15 seaplane bases throughout the state. We are equally fortunate to have many … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aug/Sept 2017, Columns, Columns, Fly-Ins & Air Shows, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aug/Sept 2017, Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aircraft, Aug/Sept 2017, Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aug/Sept 2017, Columns, Columns, Education, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Columns, Columns, June/July 2017, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment