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TZD Initiative – Airside

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Idon’t know how many people are still flying that remember seeing Ken Patz and Verdon Kleimenhagen doing safety seminars throughout Minnesota. Probably more of … 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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Madden’s Resort Hosts Minnesota Seaplane Seminar & Fly-In

BRAINERD, MINN. – Under the leadership of Randy Schoephoerster, owner of the flight school Air Trek North at Minneapolis Airlake Airport in Lakeville, Minnesota (www.airtreknorth.com), the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) took a giant leap forward this year with its … Continue reading

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The Colors of The Season

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics We have had a fabulous summer overall, the kind we brag about to people in other locales. Warm, sunny days, brilliantly colored sunsets, and comfortable, calm evenings, have made this late starting … Continue reading

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Partnerships Among Aviation Campuses In Minnesota

ANOKA, MINN. – Anoka-Hennepin School District students interested in aeronautics now have the opportunity to get credit due to a partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU). Anoka-Hennepin’s Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) … Continue reading

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New Assistant Aeronautics Director Named

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Office of Aeronautics is undergoing a leadership transition. Director Chris Roy has returned to the highway side of MnDOT, as Director for the Office of Project Management and Technical Support, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Names New Transportation Commissioner

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Charlie Zelle, president and CEO of the Jefferson Lines bus company, was named by Gov. Mark Dayton to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Zelle succeeds former commissioner, Tom Sorel. Zelle recently participated in a task … Continue reading

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New Minnesota Aeronautics Director To Be Named

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota Aeronautics Director Chris Roy has returned to the highways side of state transportation as the Director for the Office of Project Management and Technical Support effective December 4, 2012. At press time, a replacement for … Continue reading

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Step Out This Fall

by Chris Roy Director, Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics We have had a fabulous summer overall and now we can see the early vestiges of fall. Soon we will be experiencing the cool, crisp mornings and bright, blue skies dotted with … Continue reading

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Erickson Promoted To Chief Pilot At MnDOT

Barry Erickson, a veteran of the Minnesota Department of Transportation with more than 25 years of state service, was recently promoted to Chief Pilot for the Office of Aeronautics. He has been an active pilot since 1972 aand brings a … Continue reading

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