Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

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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2019 – Another Year of Exciting Aviation Events & Opportunities In Minnesota

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue With the new year well underway, we are looking forward to another year of exciting events and opportunities in aviation around the state. … Continue reading

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Plan To Be An ACE

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Students in the 10th through 12th grades have an opportunity to experience more aviation than they probably thought exists. They can do that by attending one of the 2019 Aviation Careers … Continue reading

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Return of the Frosty Days

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Fall, winter and spring are all beautiful seasons in their own unique way. Many people look forward to one or more of them each year. Fall, for instance, has its beautiful … Continue reading

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Why do you fly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue What if someone walked up to you today as you completed your preflight inspection and asked, “Why do you fly?” What would your response be? You feel there is time pressure … Continue reading

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