Tag Archives: MnDOT Aeronautics

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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The Peaceful Illusion of Glassy Water

by Rachel Obermoller AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics Imagine perfectly smooth water, without a ripple and reflecting a mirror-like image, the slightest bit of steam rising from the warm water into the cool morning air.  There is little more you need to … Continue reading

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Aircraft Servicing, Maintenance and Repair

by Rick Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics While an FAA licensed mechanic can sign your logbook for the maintenance they perform and the FAA is fine with it, the State of Minnesota is not. The Minnesota rules state that: “Any person … Continue reading

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Flying Single Pilot – What can we learn from fun and games?

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative, MnDOT Aeronautics I asked a few fellow pilots over the last couple weeks if they had any good single pilot flying stories to tell – perhaps a hangar-flying tale they learned a lesson from, or … Continue reading

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The Promise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (plus updates)

by Richard Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics UAS, UAV, Drones: it seems everywhere you turn you hear about some new application for these vehicles and how the FAA is stifling this emerging industry because they can’t figure out how to integrate … Continue reading

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Travel Safety Is No Accident!

by Cassandra Isackson Spring is within sight and I am confident most of us can hardly wait for its arrival. The best part about spring is the renewal of so many great things. One of those things is the opportunity … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Aviation Bill An Improvement

by Jim Hanson Manager of Albert Lea Airport Inc. Albert Lea, Minnesota It’s mostly good news! Eliminating the tax on aviation parts not only helps Minnesota airplane owners, but helps Minnesota FBOs remain competitive with other states and with mail … Continue reading

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Understand Your Options For Online Weather Information

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Aeronautics is transitioning to a new type of Minnesota Weather Access System (MnWAS) computer at airports across Minnesota. These new computers provide pilots with access to online weather and aviation-related resources via the Internet. These new … Continue reading

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