Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Avoiding Loss of Control

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), your Minnesota Office of Aeronautics, and numerous General Aviation organizations work constantly to help pilots fly safely. News, education, guidance, and procedural documents can be produced with … Continue reading

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Minnesota To Host NASAO & AAAE Conferences

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue September is almost here and we are excited to host the annual national convention of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). … Continue reading

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Lightning… Take It Seriously!

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Lightning is a phenomenon that occurs in nature at nearly any time of the year, even in Minnesota. We can expect to see it in the spring and all the way through … Continue reading

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See Us At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh or Your Local Airport

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue We are just weeks away from the opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, 2019. AirVenture is well known as … Continue reading

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No NOTAM does not mean no hazard!

by Kelly Akhund Aviation Representative/Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Pilots Rely On NOTAMs Runway closures, navaid outages, contaminated surfaces, poor braking action; these are all potential hazards that could affect the safety at an … Continue reading

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The Minnesota Airports Conference, AirVenture & NOTAMS

by Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Spring is here and we are working hard to prepare to participate in a number of outstanding aviation events for the spring-summer season. Here are … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk?

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Pilot Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue What do Swiss cheese, bowties, and trapping have in common? When it comes to aviation, there’s a whole set of tools which use these three seemingly disparate … Continue reading

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In Our Perfect Sky

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue For many centuries, humankind has longed to touch the sky and fly free and fast like the birds do. It wasn’t until December 17, 1903 that we took that first small step … Continue reading

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Cassette Players, Pay Phones & NDBs

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Febraury/March 2019 issue It’s been a while since I’ve ridden in a car with a cassette player. I know we have a lot more old … Continue reading

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Listen! Are you using the right words correctly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue When you fly, do you listen to the aircraft radio when you are approaching or passing over airports? Do you really listen? Or are you busy thinking about the proverbial $100.00 hamburger … Continue reading

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