Tag Archives: Rick Braunig

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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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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Drones/Unmanned Aircraft (UAS)/Model Aircraft

by Rick Braunig, AvRep Every pilot should know that drones are being flown in the United States. LeSueur County is flying them at 600 feet, Excel Energy has a Certificate of Authority (COA) to fly their power lines, Burlington Northern … Continue reading

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Safe Operating Practices A Must For Drone Operators

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Drones are everywhere today! Many of you know someone who has one, or have heard of an interesting way in which an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is planning to be used. … 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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As The Holidays Arrive

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics As the holiday season arrives, many people will take vacation to spend time with family and friends. It is our hope that you will have a wonderful and safe time, and … Continue reading

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Airport Licensing vs Owner’s Liability

by Rick Braunig Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics This year there was a change to the Minnesota State Statutes concerning owner’s liability for the use of land for recreational purposes. The statute was changed to add noncommercial aviation activities … Continue reading

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