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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

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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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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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Let’s Commit To Toward Zero Deaths In Aviation

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 While Flying Minnesota Airports, please add one word to your flight plan in honor of our commitment to TZD (Toward Zero Deaths) in Aviation, … Continue reading

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Your Advice & Involvement Is Important!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 This has been a very busy year for us at your Minnesota Office of Aeronautics, and 2017 looks even busier. We had a … Continue reading

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Solar Power Your Airport Safely Through Planning

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 We are fortunate to have many long sunny days throughout the spring-summer-early fall seasons. And that abundance of sunshine can turn thoughts to … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar & Fly-In… By Land & By Sea!

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 BRAINERD, MINN. – The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) held another blockbuster safety seminar and fly-in, May 20-22, 2016 at Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. Attendance continues to grow due … 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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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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