Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Flight Tracking

by Sheila Kvilvang Air Transportation Services Dispatcher Minnesota Department of Transportation – Aviation Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue It wasn’t long ago that the only reliable way for anyone outside of the Air Traffic Control … Continue reading

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Air Service From Your Regional Airport

by Kevin Carlson Planning Program Coordinator – North Region Minnesota Department of Transportation – Aviation Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue The airline industry is in a period of rapid change. The major airlines had faced … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of an AWOS System

by Nate Sievert Airport Operations Program Administrator – MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Airports around the world provide pilots – and the general public – with current weather and climatology information to … Continue reading

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Change is in the air at MnDOT Aeronautics

(Really, a lot has changed.) by Ryan Gaug Interim Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue If you are a regular customer or partner of MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, then you are likely already aware … Continue reading

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Airport Development Funding Overview

by Arika Johnson, PE, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue As everyone knows, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a whirlwind of new experiences for most people, at work and at home. MnDOT Aeronautics is also … Continue reading

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Minnesota eases registration requirements for sUAS owners

by Michael Johnson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics is responsible for collecting aircraft registration, sales and use taxes as required by law. Of the 7,877 total aircraft registered … Continue reading

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New Minnesota airport, seaplane base and travel guides now available as ForeFlight Content Packs

by James McCanney Aviation Representative & Pilot for Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. MnDOT Aeronautics added a new feature to the Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide three years ago. We developed a ForeFlight Content … Continue reading

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Sharing the VFR traffic pattern: VFR and IFR aircraft at the “Uncontrolled Airport”

by Eric Peltier Pilot for Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. We tend to use the term Uncontrolled Airport to describe airports without control towers or airports with non-operating control towers. The current FAA circular with … Continue reading

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Phase Two of the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan Update Is Underway

Junior Lindsay Planning Program Coordinator MnDOT Aeronautics Published In The Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue The Minnesota Department of Transportation is updating the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan. The MnSASP documents the performance of the current aviation system … Continue reading

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AWOS: THE WIND OF CHANGE

by John B. Dalton MnDOT Statewide Navigation Systems Engineer Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue It’s 5 AM, and you’re beginning to hear the birds calling in the beautiful day as you sit outdoors sipping your morning … Continue reading

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