Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

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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Flight Risk Assessment Tools and You

by Joe Anderson Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue As aviators, we know flying can be a highly rewarding activity. The sense of accomplishment which results from a well-executed flight is hard … Continue reading

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Click, Click, Click – Nothing! Pilot-Controlled Lighting Tips & Reporting

by Casey Carlson Airport Lighting Coordinator MnDOT Aeronautics – NavAids Group Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Most folks who are not involved with aviation wouldn’t know that a radio pulse sequence is used to … Continue reading

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MnDOT Weather Computers At Airports Get An Update… Printers Are Being Phased Out!

by Mike Hartell Airport Operations Director MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Over the past 30 years, we have seen a lot of changes in our ability to gather and display weather information … Continue reading

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Hangar Loan Program Provides Funding For Aircraft Storage

by Luke Bourassa South Region Development Engineer MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Funding for airport projects in Minnesota comes from a variety of different sources. One of the more unique programs is … Continue reading

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