Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Improved Internet Services Coming To Many Minnesota Airports

by Kris Christenson MnDOT Navigations Systems Radio Engineer Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue  MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics has been working on several programs to improve communication services at Minnesota’s local general aviation airports. The first of … Continue reading

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MnDOT Air Mobility Strategic Plan Looks To The Future

by Michael Johnson Business Process Manager MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics is developing an air mobility strategic plan to prepare for Minnesota’s future as … Continue reading

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Bringing Clearance Delivery Into The 21st Century

by Kyle Sullivan Airport Coordinator MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – June/July 2021 Online Issue For pilots – whether seasoned or novice – receiving an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) clearance is not a new concept. The … Continue reading

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Bringing Clearance Delivery Into The 21st Century

by Kyle Sullivan Airport Coordinator MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue For pilots – whether seasoned or novice – receiving an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) clearance is not a new concept. The delivery … Continue reading

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Airport Maintenance From A Pilot’s Perspective

by Chris Meyer MnDOT-Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue As pilots, we have a lot to think about when preparing for a flight. In fact, we’re legally obligated. The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) regarding Preflight Action … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols For Aircraft

by Chris Meyer MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue To say COVID-19 has changed our way of life is an understatement. Wearing face masks has become the new standard, families with children are adjusting to … Continue reading

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Happy Spring Minnesota Aviators!

by Josh Root Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue As I write this article, temperatures are far below zero and the decidedly non-gopher rodent in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania told me, there are weeks of … Continue reading

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Statewide Automated Weather Observation Systems: Weather Services Available To Pilots & Non-Pilots Alike

by Michael Hartell Navigation Systems Supervisor MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 I started learning how to fly back in 1981–82. One of the things I remember most was trying to understand weather. I … Continue reading

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What’s a hangar for, anyway?

by Tim Jarvis MnDOT – Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 When asked recently to write about hangar usage, I immediately thought back to my manager days at a local FBO in the early 2000s. Even then, … Continue reading

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2021 Virtual Minnesota & Wisconsin Aviation Maintenance Technician and IA Renewal Conference

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Based off conversations between MnDOT Aeronautics and the Minneapolis FSDO, we have determined the best course of action is to not conduct a MN Aircraft Maintenance Technician & IA Renewal Conference in 2021 in-person as we traditionally … Continue reading

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